In June 2019, David raised $21.5m from the Christie's sale of more than 120 of his instruments and artefacts. He gave the proceeds to ClientEarth, a charity which uses the power of the law to protect the planet and its people.

"The global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face," said David. "I hope that the sale of these guitars will help ClientEarth in their actions to use the law to bring about real change. We need a civilised world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond, in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung."

For more information on ClientEarth, their work and how you can help, please visit clientearth.org.



Wednesday 28th July 2021

Missing Rick on his birthday.



Here's the birth of Marooned from our Pink Floyd sessions of January 1993. It was originally known as 'Cosmic 13'. Just Rick with me, Nick and Guy jamming straight to a stereo DAT machine at Britannia Row.

For me, a magical moment.




Tuesday 27th July 2021
SongWriter: Polly Samson + David Gilmour

Polly reads an excerpt from A Theatre for Dreamers and David talks about the process of finding inspiration for new music he wrote for the audiobook.

Listen to the podcast here.




Monday 7th June 2021
Rolling Stone Interview



David and Polly chart their collaboration from The Division Bell through Polly's new audiobook A Theatre for Dreamers, and discuss the difficulties surrounding an upcoming Animals reissue.

Click here to read the interview.




Thursday 29th April 2021

Photo: Jeremy Young.

A very happy birthday to Polly Samson, best-selling author and lyricist for Pink Floyd and David Gilmour. Here are Polly and David in Olympic Studios during The Division Bell sessions in 1993.




Wednesday 14th April 2021
Tonight on ITV

David and Polly were interviewed today about the Von Trappeds and A Theatre for Dreamers for tonight's ITV News at Ten on the eve of the paperback's release.

Click here to watch the interview.




Friday 19th March 2021
David Gilmour CD available with Polly Samson paperback



Polly Samson's bestselling novel, which was a 2020 book of the year in The Times and Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, and Spectator, will be published in paperback by Bloomsbury on April 15th 2021.

Those pre-ordering the paperback from Rough Trade can currently also get an exclusive limited edition David Gilmour bonus CD, featuring music inspired by the book. The four tracks include Yes, I Have Ghosts which was written by Polly and David, and performed by David and the couple's daughter Romany. It also features three instrumentals originally by David for the audiobook version of A Theatre for Dreamers.

CD Track Listing

1. Yes, I Have Ghosts
2. Tell The Truth
3. Astral Dust
4. Kokineli




Friday 19th March 2021

It is with great regret that due to the ongoing pandemic, the dates for A Theatre for Dreamers – An evening of words and music with Samson and David Gilmour, due to take place in June, have been cancelled.

We ask that ticket holders do NOT contact the box offices and wait to be contacted by their respective venue's box office team.

Manchester RCNM – Friday 25th June
Birmingham Town Hall – Saturday 26th June
London Westminster Central Hall – Monday 28th June

For details on refunds (including Terms and Conditions), please click here.




Wednesday 17th March 2021
The Lyrics of Syd Barrett Published

The Lyrics of Syd BarrettPink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett's influence was profound and long-lasting, despite tenure with the band lasting a mere three years. If his guitar gave the band a distinctive hallucinatory sound, his often obscure and surreal lyrics were perhaps even more intoxicating.

Perhaps surprisingly, up until now Syd's lyrics were never officially annotated, but that omission has been rectified with the publication last month of The Lyrics of Syd Barrett by Omnibus Press. This first authorised collection represents the most definitive versions possible, after much study and input from David Gilmour and Syd biographer Rob Chapman, involving in some works the auditioning of isolated vocals from the original master tape recordings.

Compiled in collaboration with the Syd Barrett estate, the book includes a foreword from former Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner and a comprehensive introduction by biographer Rob Chapman. Accompanying the lyrics to all 52 songs written for Pink Floyd and Syd's subsequent solo career are rare photos and artwork, making The Lyrics of Syd Barrett a beautifully illustrated insight into one of rock music's most imaginative and searing minds.

You can purchase The Lyrics of Syd Barrett here.




Wednesday 17th March 2021






Wednesday 10th March 2021
Pink Floyd Live at Knebworth 1990

Live at Knebworth 1990Pink Floyd Live at Knebworth 1990 will be released for the first time on CD, double vinyl and digital platforms on Friday 30th April 2021. The concert was part of the star-studded 1990 Silver Clef Winners performance at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, headlined by Pink Floyd.

The monumentous Knebworth concert saw Pink Floyd topping the all-star bill that included Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Genesis, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, Robert Plant (with Jimmy Page), Cliff Richard, Eric Clapton, and Tears For Fears. Around 120,000 music fans saw these giants of rock appear on the hallowed stage of Knebworth, all in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity, profits from which went towards setting up the BRIT School. The concert was broadcast globally on MTV.

Pink Floyd – David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright – were joined on stage by members of their touring band including Guy Pratt, Jon Carin, Tim Renwick, and Gary Wallis. Backing vocals came from Durga McBroom, Sam Brown and her mother Vicki, and (original The Great Gig in the Sky vocalist) Clare Torry. Pink Floyd also welcomed guest musicians including sax player Candy Dulfer and keyboard player and composer Michael Kamen.

David Gilmour and Andy Jackson have remixed the audio from this iconic concert featuring all seven tracks performed on the day, and the album features new artwork shot by Floyd collaborator Aubrey 'Po' Powell of Hipgnosis and designed by Peter Curzon of StormStudios.

Pre-order Pink Floyd Live at Knebworth 1990 here.




Monday 18th January 2021






Thursday 14th January 2021
Join The Von Trapped Family Tonight



David and Polly are hosting another Von Trapped family live stream tonight on Facebook to celebrate the North American release of Charlie Gilmour's memoir, Featherhood.

Join them at https://www.facebook.com/davidgilmour at 6.00pm GMT / 1.00pm ET (you'll be able to watch again afterwards there, too).



A Theatre for Dreamers is available as an audiobook, ebook, and hardback (limited signed copies available, too). Click here to order.



Follow Polly Samson on Instagram here.