On Friday, the UK leg of the tour gets underway with a show at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.
Opened in September 1996, this £42million state-of-the-art venue holds just short of 2,500 people and is noted for its stunning design and excellent acoustics.
The stage is 19m wide at the front (its widest point) and almost 13m deep.
The building itself is a fiery mix of stone and metal, its roof made of cast iron.
Last in Manchester in 1988 when Pink Floyd played at Manchester City Football Club’s old home, Maine Road, David has only really performed in Manchester in his early Floyd days, performing at universities in 1968, 1969 and 1970.
He also played at the Free Trade Hall in 1972 and the Palace Theatre in 1974.
If you’ll be spending your Friday night at the Bridgewater Hall for what promises to be a triumphant return to Manchester, do let us know. We hope you have a wonderful time.
One extra point of interest:
David’s next UK single, ‘Smile’, has just entered the BBC Radio 2 playlist. Let them know that you want to hear it and, if you do hear it, let us know when.