David Gilmour Announces Show At Historic Rome Landmark & String Of US Dates

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Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has announced that he will perform at a historic Rome landmark, and a string of dates in the US.

The solo artist will perform at Rome’s historic chariot-racing stadium Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) as part of a six shows in a row, which take place from September 27 to October 3. This will also mark Gilmour’s first Italian appearance since 2016.

Gilmour will also head over to North America, performing at LA’s Hollywood Bowl on October 29 and 30, and New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 4 and 5.

Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday at 10am local time. More information on this can be found via these links here and here.

Before these shows, Gilmour will perform six shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, as part of a residency at the venue. More on this here.

Gilmour Announces New Album Luck and Strange

Back in April, David Gilmour announced the release of his new album Luck and Strange, arriving on September 6.

The album itself was produced by David and Charlie Andrew, with the latter renowned for his work with ALT-J and Marika Hackman.

“We invited Charlie to the house, so he came and listened to some demos, and said things like, “Well, why does there have to be a guitar solo there?” and ‘Do they all fade out? Can’t some of them just end?”, Gilmour said of the album at the time.

He also added, “He has a wonderful lack of knowledge or respect for this past of mine. He’s very direct and not in any way overawed, and I love that. That is just so good for me because the last thing you want is people just deferring to you”. 

“It’s written from the point of view of being older; mortality is the constant”, Gilmour added, “We spent a load of time during and after lockdown talking about and thinking about those kind of things”. 

More on this from Nova here.