For US fans


Lots of good news for all you fans in the States, as we know that many of you are rather unhappy that the BBC competition is open to UK residents only.

First, as has been noted by you among yesterday’s frenzied comments (a fine source of information you lot are), US fans have their very own chance to win tickets to one of David’s shows, as well as many other exciting prizes. You don’t even have to answer a question.

The good people at Columbia Records are offering you the grand prize of a round trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with tickets to the show at the Gibson Amphitheatre on 20 April. You will stay at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel and transportation to, and from, the concert is included. If that’s not enough, there’s also a signed guitar, a brand new ‘On An Island’ CD, as well as David’s other two solo albums and DVD.

25 second place winners will each receive a signed David Gilmour lithograph and 10 third place winners will each receive a David Gilmour baseball hat and a copy of David’s fabulous new album on CD.

This competition is open to US residents only. The very best of luck to all who enter.

The ‘On An Island’ single is now available on iTunes. Not in Europe though. Europeans will have to wait until 6 March, unfortunately.

Also, look out for the latest edition of Billboard, which has a rather interesting Q&A with David. As we’re so good to you, you can read it right now over on the Press page.

Many thanks to Guy Pratt for kindly giving us an update on how the rehearsals are coming along. Proving that no one bothers to read anyone else’s posts, at the time of writing, no one appears to have noticed Guy’s message. Oh well, some of us appreciate you dropping in, Guy!

One thing we are sure you’ve noticed, however, is the ‘On An Island’ video. Do let us know what you think of it.

There. Happier now?


  1. Kent Daniel Bentkowski

    Features Editor:

    I missed getting tickets for the Toronto shows.

    I was wondering if there are plans to do a DVD of this tour?


    Kent Daniel Bentkowski
    Buffalo, New York USA

    [No plans as yet, but it is being considered. We will let you know if we hear anything one way or another. – Features Editor]

  2. Mike

    Features Editor, David and Co.,

    OAI is getting more airplay in my area lately, and it really seems to be catching on. It sounds better each time I hear it :)

    On the Q&A session in Billboard, I am one of those fans that, sadly, will not be able to attend any of his shows, but I totally understand why David is not doing some massive worldwide tour. We need to give the man some courtesy and get off his back about doing a huge tour.

    Besides, with David and Richard touring this album, and Roger doing DSOM (reportedly with Nick joining him for a few shows), Pink Floyd is touring this year………just not all at the same time, or the same place.

    Good luck, David ,and again, congratulations.

  3. KenF

    Having been blown away by the haunting, ethereal OAI, with David’s deliciously Velvety vocals, (as well as the sublime Crosby & Nash backing) the video augments this track wonderfully, as with all David’s previous classic axe work, the solo’s on this track rips your heart out, with his searing eloquence.

    Whilst this is only the “single” edit (4:40 mins) I understand that the album version of OAI is actually 6:50 mins in length!!

    Can you provide any clues as to where in the mix the additional 2:10 appears, does the solo at the end build into an even bigger cresendo (as with Comfortably Numb?) I can’t wait until 06/03/06 to hear… please give me some clues.

    Can’t wait until 29th May for the RAH gig.

    Terrific site, keep up the great work, the anticipation is almost too unbearable.

    P.S. When will the “Fare” on the FanFare page be available??? You’re teasing us far too much….

    [As soon as the album is out, focus will switch to the merchandising and one or two other things, so sit tight a bit longer and all will be revealed. – Features Editor]

  4. Titus Jennings

    OK features editor – you commented about “On An Island” and Radio Stations that “We need to get it playing all over the world”
    Somebody gets me a copy – mp3 is fine, so long as it’s legit – and I guarantee airplay on my programme on Pipeline Radio. Net Radio is just as valid, and thousands upon thousands of people tune in to it…

  5. Shelley

    OK…Canandians can’t continue babbling that they aren’t getting anything…As Canadian radio station CHEZ106 will not only play the entire OAI album on March 4th (Two days before release), but will also have a guest interview with the Guitar God himself.

    But…Lucky for us all, CHEZ106 will be streaming their program on the web. (Woo hoo!) So, I guess my Northern neighbors can still quibble a bit.

  6. Anderson

    “[A bad choice of picture on my part. Sorry! – Features Editor]”

    One man’s trash, is another’s… :)

    It’s nice to see along with his dignified side, David displaying his “aloha-side” :>

    aloha and mahalo!

  7. Michael Kelly

    Glad to hear there will be an official and better EPK release. I assumed that version I saw was an official release, but since it wasn’t on this site I suppose I should have known better. I don’t suppose there’s a 12 step program out there for us David Gilmour addicts who can’t help but go to these seedy websites for our daily fix of OAI gossip, is there?

    Seriously though, even though I did notice the unofficial version’s poor video quality the first few seconds, the content quickly made me forget how poor the video resolution was.

  8. amir

    “no one bothers to read anyone else’s posts, at the time of writing, no one appears to have noticed Guy’s message” quote by featED

    come on featED – just because we haven’t posted an entry doesn’t mean we are not reading and enjoying other folks stuff here.

  9. fred albertini

    Check out! Under “On an island”, it has a video of the making “On an island” with comments from David.

    On a side note, after watching the video, while listening to The Division Bell, I was reminded (as if I need to be) of how great of a musician and artist he is. I can not think of any other artist that creates such emotion.

    By the way, if I could paint a picture of his music, I feel that the music he creates would look like the paintings of David Caspar Friedrich.

  10. stratrat (Mike Holder)

    My wife Janet and I have an wedding anniversary which falls on the 29 of May. I saw the promotion for the chance to get premeir seats if we were to be with in the first 600 people to sign up for the Albert Hall Shows . Living in Smalltown (Villa Rica)Georgia U.S.A. , I thought our chances to get in this contest would be null…Janet entered the contest and we were selected for seating for the show on the 30th. So we figured how to scrimp and come up with the money to make it all happen . So we are on our way to London . We shall arrive on the 26 and stay a couple of days after the show.. I CAN”T BELIEVE THIS !!!!

    I was 10 years old when I heard the Dark Side of the Moon. I had been playing guitar for 4 years already …that album changed my intire life…well….musically that is. My very first concert was the Dark Side of the Moon in 1975 at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta . I’ve been a major David Gilmour freak since the I knew what the word freak meant…lol…

    Oh my God …I feel like a little kid in a candy store.. Thanks for letting me rant about how I feel about the magic that is weaved from the only man that can weave it..David Gilmour ..the only man that can take one note and make you break down and cry ..not just with his guitar but also with his wonderful voice…Thanks, Mike

  11. david

    what about fans in australia?

    no tour and no competition for us to at least have a chance….that’s f*cked.

  12. Holly Moore

    Hello again!…I read the recent article you posted from BillBoard (I think), and I love the fact that David does all of this for himself…creates art and music because it pleases him and that he sticks to his values on whether or not to choose to do or not do anything. To me…that is a huge part of why everything he puts out is personal and reflective and absolutely perfect in every way. Way to go! I think one of the coolest things about David is how great a match he and Polly must be…true partners…this music is the proof. Division Bell is my personal all time favorite album, and I think it’s cool that Polly shares some of the responsibility for it being so terrific. (I love to read…Polly, your books are on my next Barnes and Noble shopping list!)

    Anyway, on the tour (especially in Chicago) in addition to hearing David’s new material…I would love to hear High Hopes, What do you want from me and please, please, please…a little bit of Echoes! He doesn’t have to play the whole twenty minutes version…just a little riff or two and sing those wonderful notes!

    See ya in Chicago…and a big thank-you fearless editor for putting up with all of us out there in fan land!

  13. Col Turner

    Dear Features Ed

    I was thinking about your comment:

    “we need to do something about these parts of the globe that are severely lacking in the Gilmour department”

    How about a personalised video from David with a message to all his fans who can’t get to see his shows? (I would be more than happy to stream it to keep the Australians happy.) :-]

    [Well, I was thinking that the fans need to do something, not David! – Features Editor]

  14. Ian Pearson

    Hear ye Hear ye

    At 10 minutes to midnight last night in the far far far far North of Scotland in the land known as Caithness, a little old amateur radio station known as Caithness FM played “OaI”. Taking into account the population of Caithness, 38,000 and the fact that it was late, a a radio show dedicated to rock legends and in competition with TV, I reckon at least 100 people may have heard this( most of them taxi drivers!) So me thinks my record shop will have to order two copies of CD, one for me and one on spec!

    Take your comments Ed about people always wanting more.Suppose thats why audiences always shout “encore” at end of concerts. Will David do any? Some artists plan these some dont bother and some dont care.


    [No idea about encores yet, Ian. Glad to hear of more radio play. – Features Editor]

  15. JT

    Dear Mr. Gilmour, Features Editor and all lovers of Mr. Gilmour’s music!

    Went to my second pre-release listening of the whole album yesterday and I just have to say that On An Island is beyond masterpiece if possible…. So beautiful…..

    Looking so much forward to release and also looking very much forward to hearing this music live. I hope Mr. Gilmour and his band will play the whole album from A to Z live because it’s just lovely how it’s put together. I would of course like to hear some good oldies as well, but the main thing here is the new music…. I just love it!!!

    Best regards


    [Hi JT. Just to let you know that we got the other half of your post and will reply to it directly. Thanks for that. – Features Editor]

  16. TonyK

    re the Brighton gig.

    I know that DG is also doing the Windmill Theatre gig that day, but hadn’t heard at what time that it was going to be on and was surmising that maybe the Radio 2 gig ‘might’ be done early afternoon and then a dash down the Motorway to Brighton for an evening show. Not likely I know, and the source of the original rumour isn’t a reliable one. However it didn’t stop me looking at all the major venues in Brighton to see if any were booked for that night under some funny band name, or obscure pun.

  17. JT

    Nice of Guy to update us from the rehersals!

    Keep it coming, we’re dying for inside info.

  18. Clemens

    “Another long and fruitful day…

    Looks like we’ve got the set closer, and it’s a beauty…..

    All the best to you all.”

    Hi Guy thanks for dropping in! But I think you must have been taking lessons from ED in teasing… Haha!



    ps You see Ed? Posts are read here… 😉

  19. rob

    Hi from Italy!

    Italy, yeah: non-US resident, non-UK resident…so I still have the right to moan about not having the chance to enter any competition!!! I won’t moan, though.

    The site’s new look is just great. The video is wonderful and it gives the chance to listen to the song whenever I want!

    For those who master Dante Alighieri’s language (or, better, for those who master those funny on-line translators like Babelfish…) on the most important italian music site,there’s a (quite positive) review of the whole album. Click my name for the link


  20. Lucia

    Hi FEd and HI GUY PRATT!!! Thank you for coming back! You’re post are always really exciting!!!

    “Another long and fruitful day…Looks like we’ve got the set closer, and it’s a beauty…..”

    Please, Guy! Give us some details!!!

    We need to know what you are doing! Your and David’s comments about the album, about everything you are thinking to! For example, I read in an italian newspaper (even if FEd doesn’t love I read newspaper!!! 😉 )

    however, I read someone play an instrument made with wine glasses or something similar. Is it true?

    Let we know…or tell everything you want, just speak to us more and more and more and more!!! And ask David to write something too!!!

    Have a great day!!!


    P.S. FEd, about newspaper…I’m joking! You are right! Newspaper sometimes write false news…but I have to read…I need to read…and ask you what is wrong and what is right! Can I go on along this way?

    [Of course, Lucia. We all love a good rumour. You should be able to see Alasdair Malloy playing the glass harmonica later today – details on the Latest News page coming soon. – Features Editor]

  21. Deborah

    Thanks for the update, Guy. I hope David is putting a little extra in your check for visiting with us. Pleases tell us the minute “Echoes” is added to the set list. 😉


  22. Ian Pearson

    Read your post Guy, thanks for taking part! Look forward to seeing you in Glasgow. Know you have been to Scotland before but ever been to John O Groats? If not come on a visit and ill put you up. Bring your mate David with you if you like.


  23. don alcott

    on an island was played on npr’s world cafe this week. the danger must be growing, but the rowers keep on rowing

  24. Lucia

    Dearest FEd,

    after all this months I posted my messages, you should know I have some maniacal interestes and a lot of questions…maybe silly questions!!!

    So…..can’t resist to ask another (maybe useless!) thing:

    Has David ever listen “Wish you were here” plays by Sparklehorse and vocals by Thom Yorke? (you know I love Thom and Radiohead)

    If the answer is “Yes”, what does David think about Thom performance of David’s song? (That is one of the most beautiful songs in the world, I think)

    Can you tell me something about it? Please, feed this hunger of knowledge!!!


    Bye bye!


    [Sorry, but we are not considering any questions at this time. We have so many already, we want to answer those first. So please hold onto it for now and send it in when we ask for more, OK? Thanks! – Features Editor]

  25. Chris B

    Just noticed the “extra” tickets that are going on sale for the RAH. If these are production seats for the Choir I guess it means that Mr Screen won’t be making an appearance (or else you would be behind him and get no view of the stage at all!).

    On the bright side it may mean that the choir seats at Manchester could also come on sale soon? Or I may be wrong, eh features Ed?


    [Don’t get too carried away. The extra tickets for London are a consequence of our efforts against eBay sellers, too. We will be letting you know if any extra tickets become available for any venue, so stay tuned. – Features Editor]

  26. Lucia

    Just another little observation! If you have listened “Wish you were here” vocals by Thom Yorke, help me to understand! I might be wrong…but I think Thom didn’t sing always the real lyrics! Is it true? Does he make some mistakes?

    However, this song is fantastic! I love Pink Floyd and Thom Yorke performance too…even if, of course, I prefer the original and the great creators of this beautiful song!!!

    Sorry….maybe I write too much,,,,maybe I write not interesting words…but I can’t resist!!!!


  27. Jon Wainwright

    Picking up on an earlier blog entry, I realise that there aren’t any plans to produce a DVD of the tour as yet, but if one was produced, it would go a hell of a long way to consoling those of David’s fans who weren’t able to get tickets to see him…………including me !!

  28. ALEMAN

    Thank you Ed and thank you Guy so much. Please keep on informing us.

    Hey Ed, that is a fantastic way for managing a web site, increasing interest and attention.

    I am little bit concerned becouse I am not working at all, just refreshing your web site looking for more news! It is a drug! David’s Drug!

  29. João Rodrigues

    Mr Gilmour please come play at Portugal you have big fans in here, ask Roger Waters how was is 2 gig´s in here and remember when you have been in 1994 in Lisboa

  30. Rudders - Toronto


    Just as an FYI…

    One of the previous posts mentions encores… One of the many times I saw Genesis in the UK I remember the first time they did the medley in the middle of Follow You, Follow Me and some parts of the audience were stunned that Genesis were playing Karma Chameleon and songs from the Blues Brothers amongst others! People were blaming Phil Collins for “ruining” the stage show and vowing never to watch them live again… within a very short period of time this medley became a well received standard in the subsequent shows and tours.

  31. Rudders - Toronto

    Good to see “The Christian Science Monitor” are keeping tabs on DG!

    See the Times entry in the Press section…

  32. Rudders - Toronto

    Fedmeister et al…


    “we need to do something about these parts of the globe that are severely lacking in the Gilmour department”

    How about a personalised video from David with a message to all his fans who can’t get to see his shows? (I would be more than happy to stream it to keep the Australians happy.) :-]

    [Well, I was thinking that the fans need to do something, not David! – Features Editor]

    Remember the film Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner… “build it and they will come”

    How about a re-make where Syndey Opera house is booked and advertising goes up that DG is playing… Plane reservations made… hotel rooms booked… and all the tickets are sold out… :-)

    Just an idea…%-)

    The tour could be called the “Did somebody tell David” Tour…

    [You make me laugh every day, Rudders. Please say you’ll never stop posting! – Features Editor]

  33. zamphir

    FYI – An extended version of the Q&A that appeared in the print edition of Billboard is posted on

    The piece is substantially longer than the print version.

    Click my name for that.

  34. Tim Taylor

    Hi all,

    just a quick note before a SHORT work Friday!!!!! Hey Fet Ed… I SAW the post by Guy Pratt this time… didn’t have to embark on a major search and rescue operation to find it this time either! Don’t know how I misseed the first one… I (along with a whole lot of other people I’m sure) DO go back and read new posts from the previous 2 or 3 days… if nothing else but to fulfill my narcissistic tendencies and see if anyone (including you) responded to my posts. I think its great that Guy is taking time to drop a note or two… now how can we convince David to drop one now and then? I know he is busy, but you said he reads the posts…. so convince him to just say hi. And while I’m at it… HI David and Polly! By the way… I caved in… I couldn’t resist the temptation to watch the OAI video and the press release…. The music sounds incredible! Ok but thats all I’m gonna listen to before I get the album in my hot little hand!!!

    Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Til next time!


    [The same to you, Tim. Have a good one. – Features Editor]

  35. Lucia

    OK FEd,

    I will wait for my answer!

    …phew…I hate waiting!!!

    Help me waiting with more news and pics into the site!

    Why dont’ you suggest us a challenge: “Who discover…” …something about David, Pink Floyd or everything you want! It coul be fun! But something about italian, brazilian, german, spanish, french peolpe could discover…please!

    In any case, thank you for your kindness!


  36. Angelo Ortiz

    Ah-ha!!! Caught Guy’s post…thanks to him for that, and there you have it Features Editor, we are reading closer and closer!!! I mean, geez, I’m so addicted on this I’m checking everything everywhere and even making this my home page at start up….

    Oh, boy…it’s official..I’m a Gilmour Junkie….

    Hey Guy, if you’re reading this, next time you glance over at Richard & Jon on keys you may see a ghostly image of this little old Bronx kid with an old Roland keyboard jamming along with you….I’m wishing I were there so hard that I think I’m projecting images of myself through time and space…!

    Should I throw my hat in the ring for the newly availabe RAH tickets?….I have some for NYC already (thanks again Deborah & Laurie!), and I don’t want to get too greedy but these teasers have me all worked up into a frenzie…plus I imagine a dozen reasons why those last few dates may be very special indeed…..

  37. bingo

    Dear Dave, I do still remember the three fantastic concert Pink Floyd played in Verona back in 1987. Do you remember? Your guitar flight so high and powerfull. But when I read somethings like this that you can read following, I don’t know really what to say. Only one word: respect for a great man, and a great musician.

    “Abbiamo ascoltato in anteprima «On a island», l’album dell’ex chitarrista dei Pink Floyd, in uscita la prossima settimana

    Gilmour, nulla di nuovo

    Patinato e luccicante, senza un colpo d’ala Milano. Dicono che bisogna avere rispetto per gli anziani. Ma esisterà pure, specie nel rock, un momento in cui staccare la chitarra dall’amplificatore per appenderla al chiodo (nel senso calcistico del termine; il giubbotto dei Ramones non c’entra)? Dovrà esserci un periodo in cui si tace, non si canta più e non si incrina ulteriormente un credito costruito in decenni spesi sui palcoscenici di tutto il mondo. A meno che una rockstar, prendiamo il Bob Dylan anni ’90 di «Time out of mind», non abbia cose trascendentali da dire, non sarebbe meglio non dire nulla, senza aggiungere al mito luccicante nuovi album sfocati?
    Sono questi i pensieri che ci affollano la mente all’ascolto del nuovo album di David Gilmour, «On an island», in uscita il prossimo 3 marzo. L’ex-chitarrista dei Pink Floyd, classe 1944, sarà uno degli ospiti internazionali dell’imminente Festival di Sanremo e tornerà nel nostro paese a marzo per un breve tour che toccherà Milano il 24 e 25 marzo (Teatro degli Arcimboldi) e Roma il 26 (Auditorium). L’ultrasessantenne musicista inglese è dunque in piena attività, anche se “On an island” è solo il suo terzo album solista, pubblicato a oltre 20 anni dal precedente “About face” e ancora più lontano dall’esordio di “David Gilmour” (1978). Dicono che bisogna rispettare i capelli bianchi ma che senso ha questo album, suonato in maniera eccellente, con ospiti del calibro di Graham Nash, David Crosby e Robert Wyatt, e prodotto da ottimi professionisti come Phil Manzanera e Chris Thomas? Per quanto riguarda il suono, siamo dalle parti dei Pink Floyd classici, lontano dunque dalle ultime prove tipo “The division bell”. Piuttosto Gilmour sembra volersi riallacciare all’album “Wish you were here” (1975), con parti strumentali che rimandano chiaramente alle varie sezioni di “Shine on you crazy diamond”.
    «Penso che sia buon materiale», ammette lo stesso chitarrista nel cd-intervista che accompagna l’edizione per la stampa dell’album. Già, buon materiale. E come potrebbe scrivere pezzi brutti un gentleman raffinato come Gilmour? Di sicuro per la maggior parte degli over 35 italiani che guarderanno il Festival, la canzone che l’ex-Pink Floyd presenterà all’Ariston sarà più appetibile di quelle cantate da popstar come Hilary Duff e Jesse McCartney, ma il punto non è questo. Piuttosto preoccupa che, invece di portare in avanti la propria musica o tornare a indagare il passato con spirito critico, molte rockstar si ripropongano con nuovi brani che non aggiungono nulla. Innocui e per questo trascurabili. L’unica canzone di “On an island” che si ritaglia uno spazio particolare e può a tutti gli effetti essere riconosciuta come un passo avanti è “A pocketful of stones”, malinconica e ben orchestrata, una specie di “She’s leaving home” dei Beatles di “Sgt. Pepper’s”, filtrata però dalla sensibilità da campagna inglese di Gilmour. Il resto è routine, movimentata come una vacanza da pensionati sulla riviera ligure. Per rispetto al personaggio, poi, tralasciamo i testi, superflui come un intero scaffale di manuali new age.
    Giulio Brusati”

    The article was published on “L’Arena” the main nwespaper of Verona. Probably this guy doesn’t know the meaning of the word “respect”.

    And I’m so sorry not to translate the article.

  38. Mark Schutte

    Hi Guy,

    Thanks for taking the time to write. So could the closer possibly be “Echoes?”

    David mentioned this song as personal favorite in a recent Billboard interview!!

  39. Phil

    I hope this isn’t TOO far off topic, but today’s photo brings me back to 1984 when I was fortunate enough to see David and his band on the About Face tour here in Buffalo, NY. On that night David was dressed all in black and not sporting an exceptionally stylish Hawaiian shirt (ahem) like we see in this photo. However he DID play a white strat most of the night and I’ve had a huge fondness for white stratocasters ever since. It was my first time seeing David live and his playing was MONSTROUSLY jaw-dropping (as always). I left the theater walking on clouds wishing for a white strat with a blonde neck.

    One of the many MANY things I loved about that show was it allowed David to stretch out and play whenever the mood hit him. He wasn’t confined by lighting cues or film sequences and such; he could just PLAY! Now keep in mind I absolutely LOVE Pink Floyd and would likely quit my job and sell blood to follow them around should they ever tour again! It’s just an incredible experience to be able to witness the world’s finest guitar player in a small venue unencumbered and playing WHAT he wants as LONG as he wants!

    David, thank you SO much for all these years of pure joy and inspiration. Looking forward to the new album and I will see you both nights this April in Toronto (bring the Hawaiian shirt).

  40. Susan

    I am eagerly awaiting the new album and am totally in love with the song On an Island. I just want to voice my true disappointment at the very few US tour dates. I was so thrilled to hear that you were touring but then plunged into dispair that Pittsburgh was not on the list. Would adore seeing the concert.

  41. Phil

    Oh yeah…sorry about this FED but my brain is swirling with the possibilities of the upcoming tour! At the risk of having David ban me from all of his shows (and risking my life HERE by rehashing an old topic), here are my suggestions for David’s set list. I am SURE once he reads these he will revamp his entire rehearsals and start over:

    Solo stuff:
    – Mihalis
    – Cry From the Street
    – Raise My Rent
    – Until We Sleep
    – Murder
    – All Lovers Are Deranged
    – You Know I’m Right
    – Let’s Get Metaphysical
    – ALL of the new album!!!

    Pink Floyd stuff:
    – Fat Old Sun
    – The Nile Song
    – Sorrow
    – Yet Another Movie
    – Echoes
    – Mudmen
    – Stay
    – Childhood’s End
    – Shine On…
    – Marooned
    – Cluster One
    – High Hopes
    – Coming Back to Life
    – Have a Cigar
    – Young Lust
    – Money
    – Comfortably Numb
    – an option for 23 more upon my request

    Ok as you can see, by my estimate, this takes the show to about 4:00AM. If there are curfew issues, it’s just a 90 minute drive back to my place. We can set up in the living room. (Feet off the coffee table, David!)

  42. diana

    Hi from Rome,

    Thank you Dave for the great video and the excellent,wonderful music! Your music and voice and guitar was with me since 1968 (12y.o. sigh!)Thank you for every song and every moment with or without P.F.

    I’m waiting for 26 of March.

    Welcome to you and to your band!

  43. Lori

    The video is absolutely gorgeous. And how devastatingly handsome can one man be! That voice just puts me in another world. Cheers David!

  44. Rob Smith

    what about us crazy Canucks???? here in the barren waste land called CANADA !! we love ya too , how about acontest or too !


    ps. see ya at Massy Hall!

  45. Marc

    Nice decision for American people, but what’s about France? We would be so happy to go to these shows!By chance I got my ticket for 16 of March at the Olympia theater :)

    Bye, Marc

  46. Deborah

    Angelo wrote:

    (thanks again Deborah & Laurie!)

    Lotsa hugs and kisses, Angelo. We’ll see you and the wife April 5th in NYC! And that crazy kid Becky from Atlanta! I’ll be the one in the t-shirt that says “ECHOES PLEASE” on it. 😉


  47. Warren Loveridge

    For Howard Bayliss:

    You Canadians aren’t at the bottom of the totem pole – try living in New Zealand!

  48. Warren Loveridge

    Dear Rudders,

    Great suggestion. I for one would turn up at the Opera House, and I have no doubt thousands of other David/PF fans would too. We could put it about that we were duped by an unscrupulous eBay crook into buying fake David Gilmour concert tickets, appear on the evening news looking forlorn (“OK everyone, best glum looks NOW!!! please”) and David would feel so upset at seeing our plight he’d book a plane ticket straight away….

  49. MScottNV

    As stated in Eclipse “…All you create…”

    I am delighted to see that after what is truely an eternity, David is finally providing us with yet another exceptional collection of songs to reach deep into our souls and find those feeling that get tucked away with day to day living.

    Not since the release of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason have I been this anxious to get a new album.

    I had the pleasure of seeing that show at Mile High Stadium in Denver and have to share that it was truely a religious experience! I realized the power of music as the entire stadium joined the band in “Wish You Were Here” (and other songs) the mix of the band with the audience was exceptional. Everyone in the same emotional space at the same time, it was beyond any Dead concert…truly an spirtual orgy.

    In the same breath after search Pollstar for years and years looking for information on a David Gilmour tour, I turn my back to become a grandfather only to miss the oppertunity to see the magician at work again and to share his soul wrenching skills with my soulmate.

    Might I also add that I believe two of North Americas best venues for David to play have been overlooked. Red Rocks Amplitheatre and although personally not a big fan of shows hosted by casinos – Harvey’s Amplitheatre right on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe.

    In closing David, I would like to thank you for the years of creativity you have given us. It was your music that encouraged me to follow my dream of concert lighting and after the Momentary show I was able to get a job with Vari*lite and had the oppertunity to tour with Kitaro before settling to raise a family.

    (You know a Gilmour/Kitaro or Gilmour/Vangelis collabration could be very interesting.)

    Thank you for the sound track of my life.

    Mike from Reno, NV

  50. Tim Taylor

    Mike from Rino… You toured with KITARO!!! That had to be way cool! You may have done lighting on one of the tours I saw him on. I saw the Kojiki tour at the California Theater in San Diego (a beautiful venue that was perfect for the presentation of Kojiki) and again just before the release of Thinking of You. I love Kitaros’ music and already mentioned in an earlier blog that a collaboration between David and Kitaro would be incredible (hey, throw Jon Anderson in on vocals like the Dream cd by Kitaro and you’d REALLY have something!). Anyway, maybe having more than one person mention it will get David to take a listen to Kitaros music. Are you listening David??? Try “Ten Years” as an intro to his older music, then “Light of the Spirit”, “Kojiki”, “Dream”, and especially “Mandala”. I think you would like this music David!!! Take a listen and report back here what you find!


  51. Jusuf Bytyçi

    Dear David Gilmour

    I`m once of a group of your fans in a litl city that is in a litl country called Kosova if u ever heard about it. I`m 18 and i started listening rock`n roll music when i was 15, And Pink Floyd was the first that i knew and i liked.

    I remember that while i was walking i sing a greate song that i heard it was “hey you” and i liked it so much and i like it now too.

    Now we are lots of friend that likes your band and thinks that you are the most fameos band for all the times. Now we listen most of your songs and the songs that we like most is “echos”, “wish you were here” and lots and lots of your discography

    And now mr. David, that you are going to be 60 we have a plane to make a litl party here in our litl town called Prizren, that is a bar called HARD ROCK. The party is planed by my brather and i`m going to hel him. We are planing that night to listen all Pink Floyd`s songs and i would like to express all congratulations for you

    I know that we here in our country, Kosova maybe naver we can`t c u singing live but we hope that we are going to get independence and we can organiza big concerts like yours… so we have your contry`s support too… thank you Mr. David!

    Sorry about my english but i`m learning more!

  52. Salim

    Salim from Washington, DC.

    I’ve already got tickets for the NY opening show! But it would be great winning in the prize for Los Anglos, I’ve never visited it before though.

  53. Ripper

    Wow that really was Guy Pratt, and another post on this blog entry too….

    I wonder if David is masquerading as someone else…. hmmm.

    Well there’s no way (pun intended) its the Feature Ed. Too much time to look after us rowdy bunch. If only scooby doo were here to solve this mystery. I hear the Ed. is pals with Wilma and shaggy, but then again I may be talking complete tripe….

    here’s one for the caption comp: Why are all the fans wearing sunglasses?

  54. Jusuf Bytyçi

    Hello agin from Kosova and thankyou for posted my message here. I would like to give an answer from you. Mr. Gilmour could you write to my email anything that is more important for you as a member of a most fameos band on the world…

    Couze this i will print and i`ll put it on our city`s HARD ROCK pub. And i would like to read it to the party guests` that we are planing to do for your 60 birthday….

    A detail David, i called you by the name couse i`m feeling that i`m writing to one of my friends couze i listen your song as much as now my friends are your songs and albums and i feel that you are still young as in Italy in 1972 at Live in Pompei video, i like it so much….

    Replay plz!

    [Sorry, Jusuf, but David is incredibly busy at the moment. That said, both he and Polly read these messages, so you never know! Good luck with the party. – Features Editor]

  55. Paul landry

    Quite simply, I need to listen to this album now and not next week. Can’t someone bring it forward or something??

  56. Aryan

    Hi, I’m Aryan from Kosovo. I like only some words to tell you, what I feeling about you mr. David Gilmour.I like to be about you, to play guitar and more n’ more.Here in my Country, like you and our Band “Pink Floyd”.

    Thank You, and Happy 60’s yeras old!

  57. beeerlover

    Excellent macromedia work! It’s very inspiring to a studying Web designer. This thread is quite lenghty.

    Posted by: Jusuf Bytyçi at February 28, 2006 02:35 AM”Quite simply, I need to listen to this album now and not next week. Can’t someone bring it forward or something??”

    You’ll have to wait till next week for anything more. Enjoy folks :•)

    And most importantly, THANKS TO MR. GILMOUR!!!!

  58. diego de la garza

    David my name is Diego i’m from Monterrey, México. i hope you read this cause i want you to say that you are the biggest guitar player in the whole world, i play guitar and always i tried to play as you, please come to Monterrey people here love your music, in april i will go to new york just to see you at your concert. i hope someday i have the opportunity to talk to you thanks for your music.

  59. Kinga Szilágyi

    Dear David!

    I don’t know if you got the letter from Nick Mason that I gaved it to him to give it to you when he was in Budapest to dedicate his book)…anyway….it was for you…a riddle
    I don’t know if you are reading this or someone else, but i really want to see you and especially hear you live…2006 of march at one of your concerts…but i could’t get any ticket…in Hamburg left one more ticket, but we want to go together with my boyfriend…and we really would like to see you….

    Thank you!


  60. ivan de la garza

    David Gilmour you are the best , we like to see you with the pink floyd completed i’m gonna see you on april i hop i can go with my family to the backstage. I’m 11 years old i hope we can talk. I’m a big fan of you. ivan de la garza gonzalez

  61. Liz Cassidy

    I have been infatuated with David since I was 15 years old. I have never been so moved by a single musician in all of my life. I appreciate all aspects of his career. I will never turn away from the intensity and beauty of the material he created with Pink Floyd and I will always cherish the opportunity to listen to his own heart and soul put forward in his solo performances. I am a singer..and I have had countless dreams about singing together with David at an open jam. I will sing with him from the 10th row on April 4th in NYC…and I know it will be the closest thing to my dream come true!


    i am sad that my comment was not posted i have loved pink floyd 4 ever my parents are big fans .i loved david gilmour like a teenager loves a guy she sees on tv.that is normal!they are a huge part of my youth,i am one of thr biggest fans i am really upset.what was wrong with what i said?i was so happy to find this but 4 what ?i think it would make me feel good if some one had their first crush on me ,thats all .im not mad im kind of sad .

    [Your posts have been posted, Amy. Are you sure you’re looking in the right place? – Features Editor]


    Eres uno de los mejores guitarristas que hay en el planeta, si no es que el mejor, te admiro mucho, me gustaria que dieran un concierto de despedida junto con los otros integrantes de ese gran grupo el mejor de todos los tiempos llamado PINK FLOYD, simplemente el mejor.
    desde Mexico con admiracion.

  64. USSR

    Hello, David. Hot greetings from Ukraine! You are a great guitarist, the composer and the singer.

    With the best regards

  65. Donna

    Tickets = Gone before I could even blink! And it wasn’t for lack of having tried ye olde ticketmaster over and over, and over again…to no avail.

    No contests to enter (at least that I’m aware of anyhow) to even try to win some. Trust me, I’d call. Over and over, and over…

    Oh why oh why not Rogers Centre? or the ACC? or,… well, just anywhere larger (by a few thousand) than Massey Hall? I’m pretty sure I know the answer already though, …sound!

    David, how about staying for four days instead of just two then? No? How about just one extra show then? Heck, I’ll max out the Visa and pay for your digs for your entire stay! Hubby won’t be any the wiser until the bill comes in.
    Come on Polly, please say you will? Excellent cuisine, wonderful attractions, tons of stores (my favourite pastime), good people = Toronto. How could you go wrong?

    Seriously though, I would have loved to have been able to take our son to your show. Lee is a wonderful young man, 22 now. He is also a very big fan of yours, from ‘then to now’, with every CD and DVD we can find in the stores coming home to his room. He is very excited about your new album coming out. He is registered blind/visually impaired but he has a bigscreen TV he uses or he’ll listen to your tunes with all his special lights on in his room. I told him he was having his own personal “mini-concerts complete with lightshow” and he got a huge laugh. He knows I did at least try for the real thing and he’s good with that. Hopefully we will have better luck the next time you return to our country in the not-so-distant future (hint hint). Let’s just hope that the one and only music store in the little mall up here in Buttcrack Boonies will have your newest on the shelves before next year at this time. Just kidding! Pony Express gets up here a little faster these days. NO NO NO speeding on the back-roads! LOL.
    Lee and I do wish you all the very best on your tour. We know you’ll “wow” all of your audiences everywhere. We hope you’ll consider putting highlights out on DVD upon it’s completion.

    Best regards,
    Donna Harris.

  66. Traci

    I am counting down the days to buy “On An Island”!! it will be in the store tuesday, March 7..i have been waiting for something like this! I have loved your music since I was a teen…When are you coming to Los Angeles? I will be the first there…I will never forget the Division Bell concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena..1994!! Awesome! When I heard a clip from your new CD, I literally started crying…brought back so many beautiful memories!! look really really sexy! love your hair…love your look!! Keep it up!! you really have no idea how much your music means to me…it is the memories of a one true love… waiting for you in L.A. xoxo

    [I’m afraid you’re too late, Traci. David will be playing two sell out shows in LA in the third week of April. – Features Editor]

  67. Jon Valentine

    Hi David,

    Welcome back! I have been a fan since the release of Atom Heart Mother. Thanks for all the great music over these many years, both with Floyd and solo. Like so many of your fans, your music has been a kind of soundtrack for my life, helping me stay sane in this crazy old world. I am so glad you felt like recording again, and eagerly await your new collection of tunes. I’ll keep my fingers crossed you’ll come back to Arizona someday soon! Meanwhile, please send me a ticket to a US gig, and I’ll find a way to attend the show (the wife and kids say I can go)!

    All the best,
    Jon Valentine

  68. Eric

    For those who didn’t hear about it, David and Phil Manzanera were on the Jonathan Ross show on Radio 2 yesterday (4th March). If you click on the URL which will hopefully be attached to my name below, you can easily find and hear the entire show again. I think they only archive the shows online for 1 week though, so it’ll only be available online until the coming weekend…

    I’m lucky enough to live in Germany so am already a proud owner of On An Island, released here on Friday. Great album, and in many ways different from David’s previous solo work. I also found the cover’s book-like design very appealing. Very nice.

    Count down is now exactly two weeks until the concert at Frankfurt’s opera house. Wish I’d got a seat a little nearer the front, but given that all European dates are sold out, I’m not really complaining. Last time I was in the building was in the front row for a show by The Australian Pink Floyd, so there’s some sort of continuity here! Am also looking forward to seeing posts from people who go to David’s first concerts.

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow, David and Good Luck with the tour!

  69. Paul Landry

    Having listened to thee BBC 2 interview, my opinion that Jonathan Ross is an idiot has been cemented.


    hey its me AMY!!!!i paid alot of money to get the best tickets to see my first love;-) i told my sister “you know how long i waited for this”she was like all your life!she’s right!i want to see him in real life im soooo happy!!!

    i have funny story about your bday:-)i was like 10th grade in high school and would read pink floyd books in class(my mathorama was the picture from the divison bell)and i found out your bday was march 6th so i put it on my hand so i could put it on my calndr when i got home from i went to go meet up with a frnd and a bunch of football guys are smokin out with my frnd and this one guy (al) was like hey dude trip out you got my bday wrtn on your hand .i was like thats your bday too!!!thats david gilmours bday,he was like is that your boyfrnd ?lol i was like i wish,he was like why he dosnt like you lol i told him no he never met me ,he gave me a strang look (he was super high!)i said to him he is in pink floyd,duh.he told me dude now thats a f#ckin fan!!!i told him i know!!!!i thought it was funny ,after that i always would say hi to him and say (hey guy with my david gilmours bday)he would always find it funny too.after that the football guys would tell me hey pink floyd girl do you have to be in pink floyd to hook up?lol

  71. Ryan

    Why no Boston shows?

    [Because David doesn’t want to do a huge tour that takes up a large part of the year. He can’t possibly visit every country, never mind every town and city. – Features Editor]

  72. Greg

    David is the reason I play guitar today. His playing has been a great inspiration to me. I would really like to purchase a Signature edition Fender Stratocaster meeting David’s specifications but to date this has not been available. I play a Stat but It would mean a lot to me personally to own a “David Gilmour endorsed Stratocaster. I am sure I am not alone in this. Do you think this might be something that could be arranged with Fender for the future?

    By the way…On An Island is fantastic.

  73. Toby Barrass

    I would just like to hear live…. what I have heard so long…on worn out 8tracks .. tapes.. records and cd,,,, now now mp3… I own every pink floyed history and never seen them live… My art is pink floyed… Pink floyed brings usthe hope.. when most are in need… and here in Babylon Im Needing two much love peace Toby

  74. Erin Engelmann

    I was lucky enough to have seen last nights show in Illinois – one word: MESMORIZING. Thank you so much for an incredible show, I will never forget. (I hope some day to see performances of some old solo work, but I’m not complaining.)

    Please continue to bless us with your incredible art!

    Respectfully, Erin

  75. Amir

    hi david,

    on an island was fantastic,here in iran(where I live)u and Pink Floyd have a lot of fans that I think u can not imagine!!

    but as u know(I guess u know)musicions,artists and bands can not have a live show in iran,and all of your works are forbidden in iran,thats terrible but at least two generations in iran have grown up with pink floyd music.

    just remember that u have many fans in iran.

  76. Patricia

    Great event coming up with David Gilmour. I found that there is an event on May 16th and it is going to be good from what I hear. I think I will have to go. It is in theatres all over the place. If anyone else goes perhaps we can exchange notes afterwards. I am excited.

  77. mdevlarmr(akab bieber)

    well there has never been a doubt that your style of PLAY,will always be duplicatd,But NEVER be matched. The way you play,the passion you put into each and every chord,I an one will never put HARD PLAY.. above something that comes from the heart,,And you MR.GILMOUR Play from your Heart,with feeling

    and much GRATITTUDE….


  78. Gene Laurenciano

    A Philippine gig? Why not! I would be happy to see my favorite band play in this “Other Side of the Moon” or sun… whatever.