Fresh off the success of Pink Floyd’s Live 8 reunion show, singer/songwriter/guitarist David Gilmour has announced a solo European tour, with the promise of U.S. dates to follow.
Confirmed shows include 10 March concerts in Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Italy. Amsterdam and
Milan will get two shows each. Gilmour’s two planned concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall May 29-30 have already sold out. Gilmour will be supporting a new solo album, titled On An Island. The disc is reportedly scheduled for release on
March 6 – Gilmour’s 60th birthday. The album is Gilmour’s first solo effort since 1984′s About Face. More shows in Europe are planned, along with a U.S. tour, according to Gilmour’s official Web site. Pink Floyd made headlines in July when Roger Waters reunited with the band for the first time in nearly a quarter-century. The group’s Live 8 performance was apparently a one-off reunion, notwithstanding ongoing rumors to the contrary.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock