David Gilmour announces shows in historic Rome landmark and first US gigs in eight years

David Gilmour has announced a show at a historic Rome landmark as well as a handful of shows in the US.

Before taking on the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall for his six-night residency, the soloist and former Pink Floyd guitarist will perform at Rome’s historic chariot-racing stadium Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) during a six-night run taking place from September 27 through October 3

It will mark his return to the legendary venue and in Italy since his Rattle That Lock Tour in 2016. Gilmour also announced four shows taking place in North America. The musician will perform at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on October 29 and 30 and New York City’s Madison Square Garden on November 4 and 5.

Tickets to both the Rome and North American dates will go on sale on Friday, May 17 at 10am local time. Visit here for Rome tickets and here for North American tickets and check out a full list of dates below.

David Gilmour 2024 tour dates are: 

SEPTEMBER 
27 – ROME, Italy, Circo Massimo 
28 – ROME, Italy, Circo Massimo 
29 – ROME, Italy, Circo Massimo 

OCTOBER
1 – ROME, Italy, Circo Massimo
2 – ROME, Italy, Circo Massimo 
3 – ROME, Italy, Circo Massimo 
9 – LONDON, UK, Royal Albert Hall
10 – LONDON, UK, Royal Albert Hall
11 – LONDON, UK, Royal Albert Hall
12 – LONDON, UK, Royal Albert Hall
14 – LONDON, UK,  Royal Albert Hall
15 – LONDON, UK,  Royal Albert Hall
29 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Hollywood Bowl 
30 – LOS ANGELES, CA,  Hollywood Bowl 

NOVEMBER
4 – NEW YORK, NY, Madison Square Garden
5 – NEW YORK, NY, Madison Square Garden

Gilmour shared his plans to return to the stage recently, and talked about the amendments he had made to his touring band.

“It was all too robotic, and some people would have been better off in a Pink Floyd tribute band,” he explained.

“So I thought we’d get people who are genuinely creative and give them a little more space. That’s the plan. So we’re going to have some of the younger guys alongside Guy [Pratt] and the Webb Sisters, who sang with Leonard Cohen on his last tours.”

Gilmour has also discussed the potential to have an ABBA Voyage-syle holographic Pink Floyd show.

The forthcoming ‘Luck And Strange’ marks the musician’s first solo album in nine years, following 2015’s ‘Rattle That Lock’.

The LP was co-produced by Gilmour and Charlie Andrew (Alt-JWolf Alice). Speaking about the new working relationship in a press release, Gilmour said: “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?’”

He continued: “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.”

In other news, Gilmour recently contributed to a star-studded version of Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’ for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

 

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