Pink Floyd Guitarist David Gilmour Makes HUGE Announcement!
A Return 45 Years In The Making
45 years ago, Pink Floyd performed the biggest – and emptiest – concert of their career. 45 years later, guitarist David Gilmour is about to repeat history, but this time with a full audience.
Currently on a world tour in support of his 2015 album Rattle That Lock, David Gilmour is returning to Pompeii for the first time in 45 years for a two night engagement at the Pompeii Amphitheatre, the site of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1971 concert that spawned one of the most successful concert films to date.
The happy news was broken today by Italy’s culture minister Dario Franceschini via Twitter:
— Dario Franceschini (@dariofrance) March 16, 2016
“Agreement reached. After 45 years David Gilmour will play again at Pompeii on 7 and 8 July.”
Pink Floyd famously played to the empty stone amphitheatre over the course of four days in October 1971 to film critically acclaimed Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii, an adventure that tested the resilience of the band as well as the technology of the early 1970’s against the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheatre.
Gilmour’s return to Pompeii is one of the most exciting parts of his Rattle That Lock World Tour, and lucky for us we’ve actually got the opportunity to see it this time!
David Gilmour 2015-2016 Tour Dates:
03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
03/31 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
04/04 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
04/10 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
04/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/25 – Wroclaw, PL @ Market Square
06/27 – Vienna, AT @ Schloss Schonburnn
06/28 – Vienna, AT @ Schloss Schonburnn
07/07 – Pompeii, IT @ Pompeii Amphitheatre
07/08 – Pompeii, IT @ Pompeii Amphitheatre
07/10 – Verona, IT @ Arena Di Verona
07/11 – Verona, IT @ Arena Di Verona
07/14 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schlossplatz
07/16 – Paris, FR @ Chateau De Chantilly
07/18 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Bowling Green
07/20 – Nimes, FR @ Arenes De Nimes
07/21 – Nimes, FR @ Arenes De Nimes
07/23 – Besancon, FR @ Saline Royale D’Arc Et-Senans
07/27 – Tienen, BE @ Grote Markt
07/28 – Tienen, BE @ Grote Markt
09/25 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
09/28 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
09/29 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
09/30 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall