It’s hard to believe that there have been seven shows already and many of you have been lucky enough to attend some of them. The comments you’ve left have been absolutely amazing, so thank you all very much for sharing your experiences with us. It’s vastly appreciated and has helped torment those fans who are waiting for the concerts in Italy, Canada, the US and UK just perfectly.
Lots of people are avoiding these comments, however. They don’t want the surprise to be spoiled. So, I thought I’d remind you at this point of David’s last shows in London and Paris in 2001 and 2002, as lots of people have written in asking about the nature of David’s ‘On an Island’ shows, but don’t want me to say too much.
As well as long-time fans, I’m delighted to welcome new fans who may not be as knowledgeable about David’s career and work. If you fall into this bracket and will be seeing David for the first time on his ‘On an Island’ tour, then you might like to know that you can see two full tracks and four clips from his last solo outing – at London‘s Royal Festival Hall in 2001 – online.
This was the annual Meltdown festival, which kick-started a short, but highly successful, residency in London and Paris the following year.
Have a look at the Discography page for that.
These shows were semi-acoustic by nature and featured an orchestra and gospel choir. This time, it’s just David and his band. David is playing some of his favourite Pink Floyd songs on this tour, as he did in 2001 and 2002. Add to that the new songs from ‘On an Island’, which you are now familiarising yourselves with, and what have you got?
You’ve got a great show to look forward to, that’s what!
The next show’s not until Friday, so what better than a little ‘David Gilmour In Concert’ to keep you going until then?
Hope you like it and, as always, I welcome your comments.