David Gilmour Reveals Plans for a UK Tour in Support of ‘Luck and Strange’

David Gilmour Reveals Plans for a UK Tour in Support of ‘Luck and Strange’ | Society Of Rock Videos

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In an exciting development for fans across the United Kingdom, Pink Floyd’s legendary guitarist David Gilmour is setting the stage for a series of live performances. This announcement comes hot on the heels of news about his latest solo venture, ‘Luck and Strange,’ marking his first album in nearly a decade. Officially slated for release on Friday, 6th September via Sony Music, the album has already begun to stir significant anticipation among his audience.

Just a day after unveiling ‘Luck and Strange,’ Gilmour treated fans to a first listen of the lead single ‘The Piper’s Call,’ accompanied by a visually captivating music video. The reveal further amplified excitement and speculation about the possibility of live shows.

Glimpses into Gilmour’s Upcoming Live Acts

Hints about Gilmour’s return to the stage were subtly dropped to those pre-ordering the album via his official webstore. A message promising early access to future UK live dates for anyone ordering ‘Luck and Strange’ in any format caught the eye of eagle-eyed fans. To keep the momentum, a ‘Register for Access’ form was made available on the webstore, encouraging fans to sign up for more information on the anticipated concerts. Those who registered received an email confirmation stating, “We’ll be in touch once live dates are announced,” fueling further speculation and excitement.

In a candid discussion featured in the latest edition of Uncut magazine, the 78-year-old Gilmour shared insights into his plans for the live performances, hinting at a refreshed line-up and approach. He expressed a desire to move away from the overly mechanized feel of past tours, aiming for a dynamic that fosters creativity and spontaneity.

“I changed the band around last time for a number of reasons, one of which was it was all too robotic, and some people would have been better off in a Pink Floyd tribute band. So I thought we’d get people who are genuinely creative and give them a little more space. That’s the plan,” Gilmour explained.


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A Fresh Ensemble and a Nod to Rock’s Rich Tapestry

He also revealed that the upcoming shows would feature a blend of seasoned musicians and fresher faces, including bassist Guy Pratt and the Webb Sisters, known for their contribution to Leonard Cohen’s last tours. This mix promises to bring a unique energy and vibrancy to the live renditions of Gilmour’s work.

Gilmour’s last musical outing in the UK was during the Rattle That Lock Tour in September 2016, which included a memorable six-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The forthcoming tour, therefore, marks a much-anticipated return to the UK stage for the celebrated musician, adding a new chapter to his illustrious career.

Aside from his imminent tour, the article briefly delves into the fascinating origins of rock band names, including Pink Floyd. The name draws from the forenames of two blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, showcasing Barrett’s tribute to his musical influences. This segment touches on several other bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, named in a cheeky nod to a strict high school gym teacher, and The Yardbirds, highlighting the creative and sometimes rebellious spirit behind the naming of these iconic groups. Such stories lend a glimpse into the eclectic and often personal facets of rock history, anchored by Gilmour’s own legendary status within it.

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