David Gilmour recently paid tribute to Prince at one of his concerts. He is one of a number of artists who have paid tribute to the star since his passing.
On Sunday night, David Gilmour paid tribute to the late Prince during his benefit performance for Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall in London. Gilmour did it in his own unique way by seamlessly blending ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Purple Rain’ together.
Instead of simply covering Prince’s song, Gilmour played the solo for ‘Purple Rain’. As ‘Comfortably Numb’ was coming to the final solo the band changed to ‘Purple Rain’ as Gilmour played over it.
The stage was bathed in purple light as he played the solo; he eventually transitioned back into the solo for ‘Comfortably Numb’. It was a very subtle tribute from David Gilmour, but it was fitting as Prince himself was a great guitarist in his own right.
Gilmour recently concluded his first North American tour in more than a decade when he performed at Madison Square Garden. His tour will resume in Europe, beginning on June 25th in Warsaw, Poland, at Freedom Square and concludes with a four-night stand in London at Royal Albert Hall on September 30th.
You can check out the tribute from David Gilmour to Prince down below.
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