David Gilmour Returns To Pompeii After 45 Years- Plays Two RARE Pink Floyd Songs

David Gilmour Returns To Pompeii After 45 Years- Plays Two RARE Pink Floyd Songs | Society Of Rock Videos

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This was definitely worth the wait

45 years is all it took for Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour to return to Pompeii, Italy. The singer and guitarist of the British psychedelic rock group returned to amphitheater that he and Pink Floyd had once performed in back in 1971. The performance was filmed and released in 1972 as Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii, and featured the band playing songs from their album Meddle in the amphitheater, but with no audience. Yesterday, Gilmour took his Rattle That Lock Tour to the once barren Pompeii amphitheater, and put on an unforgettable show. Prior to the show, Gilmour was named an honorary citizen of Pompeii by Mayor Ferdinando Uliano.

The 23 song setlist was very Pink Floyd heavy , and contained some rare performances. Gilmour performed “Great Gig In The Sky” off  The Dark Side of the Moon for the first time in since May 2006, as well as “One of These Days” which was performed during Floyd’s first visit to Pompeii. The full setlist is included below, along with a clip from the 1972 show. Gilmour will play in Pompeii again tonight.


Set 1:
5 A.M.
Rattle That Lock
Faces of Stone
What Do You Want From Me (Pink Floyd song)
The Blue
The Great Gig in the Sky (Pink Floyd song)
A Boat Lies Waiting
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd song)
Money (Pink Floyd song)
In Any Tongue
High Hopes (Pink Floyd song)

Set 2:
One of These Days (Pink Floyd song)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) (Pink Floyd song)
Fat Old Sun (Pink Floyd song)
Coming Back to Life (Pink Floyd song)
On an Island
The Girl in the Yellow Dress
Sorrow (Pink Floyd song)
Run Like Hell (Pink Floyd song)

Time (Pink Floyd song)
Breathe (Reprise) (Pink Floyd song)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd song)

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