Friday 8th September 2017
One Of These Days available as an Instant Grat



An iTunes audio Instant Grat is a way for consumers to get a track in advance of an album release, which acts as a 'deposit' against a subsequent purchase of the digital version of the album, slotting into the full downloaded file. One Of These Days has just been made available as the second Instant Grat from David's forthcoming Live At Pompeii album, and the video clip can be seen above.

Directed by Gavin Elder, it is included in the worldwide one-off Live At Pompeii cinema feature performance on Wednesday 13th September, as well as on the Blu-ray, DVD, and Deluxe 4-disc versions, which are all available from Friday 29th September. The audio and audio-visual formats all contain at least 148 minutes of music; for more details, please go to davidgilmour.com/pompeii or davidgilmourcinematickets.co.uk.




Saturday 2nd September 2017
David Appears on US National Public Radio's World Café, September 6

World Café is a two-hour-long music radio programme that originates from WXPN in Philadelphia, USA, and is nationally syndicated there by National Public Radio (NPR).

World Café features live performances and interviews with established artists, and they will be broadcasting David's episode on Wednesday 6th September as part of World Café Words and Music.

The programme can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide in the US: fans can tune into their local affiliate station at the scheduled World Café broadcast time, and should check local listings for details. To listen live online around the world, fans can hear the WXPN Philadelphia stream at 2pm Eastern Time at XPN.org by choosing WXPN from the 'Listen Live' drop-down at the top of the page.

David's segment will also be archived for on-demand streaming at WorldCafe.NPR.org at approximately 5pm Eastern Time on the day of broadcast. We hope to receive the dedicated link to the broadcast from World Café before the air date, and will post it here in an update as soon as we do.




Friday 21st July 2017
Live At Pompeii Release



Only a select few fans were able to witness David's ground-breaking return to the Pompeii amphitheatre for a brace of incredible performances in July 2016, but from 29th September everyone will be able to experience them, with the release of the recording of those concerts on CD, Blu-Ray, DVD, LP, and download.

Released via Sony Music, Live At Pompeii will be available on 2-CD, Blu-ray, 2-DVD, 4-LP, deluxe Blu-ray box, and download. For pre-order information, please click here. The Blu-ray and DVDs include highlights from the concert performances of both shows, filmed in 4K by director Gavin Elder. The audio, available on CD and LP, was mixed by Andy Jackson and David Gilmour, with Damon Iddins. The formats run to around 148 minutes each, with more than two additional hours of material included in the deluxe 4-disc Blu-ray/CD set.

The Pompeii concerts marked a return by David to the venue 45 years after Pink Floyd filmed in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, his two spectacular shows forming part of the year-long tour in support of the No. 1 album Rattle That Lock. David's performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600-strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

The stellar performances are complemented by an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a trademark huge circular screen, but paramount is the astonishing music; the show includes songs from throughout David's career, solo and with Pink Floyd, including One Of These Days, the only song that was also performed by the band there in 1971, and six songs from Rattle That Lock, as well as two from 2006's On An Island.

The release of Live At Pompeii will be preceded by a worldwide cinema screening of around 107 minutes – see News story, below, for more details. In whichever medium it is enjoyed, Live At Pompeii showcases an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.




Wednesday 12th July 2017
Live At Pompeii Trailer

Distributors Trafalgar Releasing have just launched the trailer for the September 13th, one night only, cinema showing of the David Gilmour Live At Pompeii film.



Over 2,000 cinemas worldwide will be showing the film, directed in 4K by Gavin Elder and shot at David's groundbreaking concerts in the amphitheatre at Pompeii, Italy, on July 7th and 8th last year. Where the cinema is able to support the formats, the film will be presented in 4K and Dolby Atmos; please check locally for details.

To see the full cinema list and to buy tickets now, please go to www.davidgilmourcinematickets.com.

The site has a special 'Demand It' feature: if David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is not screening in a specific area, fans can make a request for it by filling out a form on the Website, and Trafalgar Releasing will do their best to bring the event to a cinema near them.

Please see the previous news story, below, for more details.




Wednesday 7th June 2017



Thanks for the song Billy Bragg.




Wednesday 31st May 2017
David Gilmour Live At Pompeii for One Night Only

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii Poster 2017For one night only on September 13th 2017, over 2,000 cinemas worldwide will be showing David Gilmour Live At Pompeii.

The concert performance film, David Gilmour Live At Pompeii, will be distributed to cinemas worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing on Wednesday 13th September and will include highlights from both shows, filmed in 4K by director Gavin Elder, and will be presented in Dolby Atmos sound.

On July 7th & 8th 2016, David Gilmour performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii.

The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David Gilmour is the only performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.

Speaking about the Pompeii shows David commented, 'It's a magical place and coming back and seeing the stage and the arena was quite overwhelming. It's a place of ghosts...'.

As well as including songs from throughout David's solo career, including the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums, Rattle That Lock and On An Island, the show will include other solo and Pink Floyd classics such as Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, and One Of These Days, the only song that was also performed by the band in 1971. Both concerts also saw very special performances of The Great Gig In The Sky from The Dark Side Of The Moon, which David rarely plays as a solo artist.

The concert is a spectacular audio-visual experience, featuring the famous huge circular cyclorama screen as well as lasers, pyrotechnics and stellar performances from an all-star band.

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii shows an artist at a creative peak, in a unique setting, on a very special occasion and is not to be missed on the big screen.

Tickets are now on sale worldwide with more cinemas to follow soon, including Latin America and Central America. Via 'Demand It', if David Gilmour Live at Pompeii is not screening in a specific area, fans can make a request for it by filling out a form on the Website, and Trafalgar Releasing will do their best to bring the event to a cinema near them.

For details of cinemas taking part in this very special one-night-only event, and ticket information, click here.




Monday 22nd May 2017
Urgent Message from David Gilmour

"Today's your last chance to register to vote. It takes two minutes.

"Please register at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

"I'm voting Labour because I believe in social equality."

David Gilmour





Wednesday 5th April 2017
And the winner is . . .

David Gilmour won Concert of the Year at yesterday's LEA awards in Germany for the show at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, on June 28th 2016, ahead of fellow nominees Adele, Andreas Gabalier, Iron Maiden, and Yello.

More than 500 live productions were screened in the year 2016 by PRG LEA's jury, composed of renowned music journalists, radio broadcasters and cultural managers. It also assessed the outstanding achievements of promoters, artisans, booking agencies and tour operators.

Barracuda Music promoted both of David's shows at the Vienna venue.




Saturday 1st October 2016
Royal Albert Hall: Night Five

Last night's setlist was...

First Set: 5 A.M.; Rattle That Lock; Faces Of Stone; What Do You Want From Me; The Blue; The Great Gig In The Sky; A Boat Lies Waiting; Wish You Were Here; Money; In Any Tongue; High Hopes.

Second Set: One Of These Days; Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5); Fat Old Sun; Coming Back To Life; On An Island; The Girl In The Yellow Dress; Today; Sorrow; Run Like Hell.

Encores: Time/Breathe (reprise); Comfortably Numb.

Novelist Polly Samson (lyricist for On An Island, The Division Bell, The Endless River, and Rattle That Lock) has seen her novel The Kindness published in paperback in the UK, Brazil, Italy, India, the United States, and Australia.

You can order The Kindness in paperback here.

You can read reviews of The Kindness, and interviews with Polly, here.



Follow Polly Samson on Instagram here.