We are delighted to announce that saxophonist Dick Parry will also be joining David on tour (see the News page for more).
Dick Parry played the famous sax solos on ‘Money’ and ’Us and Them’ from ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ (1973) and ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond‘ from ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975). A session musician who has worked with the likes of John Entwistle and Rory Gallagher, Dick has been a friend of David‘s since childhood and toured with Pink Floyd during the Seventies.
He gave up playing the saxophone and became a farrier, yet David managed to convince him to record and tour 1994’s ‘The Division Bell’ album. Since then, he has played with David in Paris and London in 2001 and 2002 and also played his part the famous Pink Floyd reunion for Live 8 last July.
Before joining the ‘On An Island’ tour, he will be playing some selected dates with US band The Violent Femmes.
I’m sure you’ll be as excited by this news as we are. Let us know what you think.
Meanwhile, with regards to your many queries, we have been working hard and some of you may already have had a personal answer from the UK promoter (we can’t guarantee this, so please don’t give us any more…).
There will be a full blog covering all the topics you have raised tomorrow, so sit tight.