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 31st August 2022
Comfortably Numb voted Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time

Comfortably Numb has been voted the Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time by listeners to Planet Rock radio in a new poll.

Thousands of votes were cast for the poll, which was an open vote – meaning that any rock song in recorded history was eligible to be included in the countdown.

Once the votes had been counted, David Gilmour's solo for the band's 1979 track Comfortably Numb was named the Greatest Of All Time.




Monday 18th July 2022
A Tweet from ClientEarth

BREAKING: We won our case against the UK gov's inadequate net zero strategy!

On the hottest day on record in the UK, the High Court has ruled that the government's Net Zero Strategy breaches the Climate Change Act.

This is a landmark victory.




Sunday 15th May 2022

Pink Floyd invites you to join us in our support of the people of Ukraine with a collection featuring art created for Ukraine. The Sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine painted by Cuban artist Yosan Leon, in direct reference to the seeds given to Russian soldiers so that when they are gone flowers will grow. The Kherson Defenders painting by Ukrainian artist Sana Shahmuradova. The painting, that was part of the Hey Hey Rise Up music video was "inspired by a civilian from [Russian-occupied] Kherson who jumped on a Russian tank with a Ukrainian flag".

Pink Floyd will donate all net proceeds to Ukraine Humanitarian relief along with proceeds from their April 8th release of Hey Hey Rise Up with David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined by long-time Pink Floyd bass player Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards, all accompanying an extraordinary vocal by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the Ukrainian band Boombox.

Visit the collection here.




Thursday 7th April 2022

Hey Hey Rise UpPink Floyd are releasing a new single in support of the people of Ukraine entitled Hey Hey Rise Up. The single will be available on all streaming and download platforms from midnight tonight. This is the first new original music that they have recorded together as a band since 1994's The Division Bell.

The track sees David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined by long-time Pink Floyd bass player Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards and features an extraordinary vocal performance by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox.

The track, recorded last Wednesday (30th March), uses Andriy's vocals taken from his Instagram post of him singing in Kyiv's Sofiyskaya Square. The song itself, The Red Viburnum In The Meadow, is a rousing Ukrainian protest song written during the first world war which has been taken up across the world over the past month in protest of the invasion of Ukraine. The title of the Pink Floyd track is taken from the last line of the song which translates as 'Hey Hey Rise up and rejoice'. The song's opening choral parts are by Ukrainian VERYOVKA Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.

David, who has a Ukrainian daughter-in-law and grandchildren says: "We, like so many, have been feeling the fury and the frustration of this vile act of an independent, peaceful democratic country being invaded and having its people murdered by one of the world's major powers".

He explains how he came to know Andriy and his band Boombox. "In 2015, I played a show at Koko in London in support of the Belarus Free Theatre, whose members have been imprisoned. Pussy Riot and the Ukrainian band, Boombox, were also on the bill. They were supposed to do their own set, but their singer Andriy had visa problems, so the rest of the band backed me for my set – we played Wish You Were Here for Andriy that night. Recently I read that Andriy had left his American tour with Boombox, had gone back to Ukraine, and joined up with the Territorial Defense. Then I saw this incredible video on Instagram, where he stands in a square in Kyiv with this beautiful gold-domed church and sings in the silence of a city with no traffic or background noise because of the war. It was a powerful moment that made me want to put it to music."

While writing the music for the track, David managed to speak with Andriy from his hospital bed in Kyiv where he was recovering from a mortar shrapnel injury. "I played him a little bit of the song down the phone line and he gave me his blessing. We both hope to do something together in person in the future."

Speaking about the track David says, "I hope it will receive wide support and publicity. We want to raise funds for humanitarian charities and raise morale. We want to express our support for Ukraine and, in that way, show that most of the world thinks that it is totally wrong for a superpower to invade the independent democratic country that Ukraine has become".



The video for Hey Hey Rise Up was filmed by acclaimed director Mat Whitecross and shot on the same day as the track was recorded. David Gilmour: "We recorded the track and video in our barn where we did all our Von Trapped Family live streams during lockdown. It's the same room that we did the 'Barn Jams' in with Rick Wright back in 2007. Janina Pedan made the set in a day and we had Andriy singing on the screen while we played, so the four of us had a vocalist, albeit not one who was physically present with us".

The artwork for the track features a painting of the national flower of Ukraine, the sunflower, by the Cuban artist, Yosan Leon. The cover of the single is a direct reference to the woman who was seen around the world giving sunflower seeds to Russian soldiers and telling them to carry them in their pockets so that when they die, sunflowers will grow.

All proceeds will go towards Ukrainian humanitarian relief.




Friday 11th March 2022

To stand with the world in strongly condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd, from 1987 onwards, and all of David Gilmour's solo recordings are being removed from all digital music providers in Russia and Belarus from today.




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.








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