Extra Oberhausen tickets

Good news.

A few more Oberhausen tickets are being released tomorrow for the 19 September concert. They go on sale at 10am.

These will be the €100 and €75 tickets.

You can use this link to order yours now, rather than wait until tomorrow.

Please be advised that there is a limit of two tickets per person, and the name of the purchaser will be printed on both tickets.

All of David’s concerts are sold out, we don’t yet know if tickets to any other venues will become available in this way, but will be sure to let you know if they do. Have faith.

Who’s off to Oberhausen, then?

101 comments

  1. Taki

    That’s very unexpected but good for the fans. I had mine already so I won’t need the link above. πŸ™‚

    Cheers,

    Taki

  2. George Maciver

    So much light in so much darkness. Can’t figure this dude out…

  3. Michele

    But if one guy buys two tickets and above there will be printed his name . How can he bring another person with another name???

  4. Vasudha Sharma

    This is the best day of my life. Was dying for these. I can die in peace now.

    See you all on 19th. πŸ™‚

    • FEd

      That’s what I was waiting for.

      You’ve made my day, thank you. Have a great time in Oberhausen.

  5. Andreas

    IΒ΄m in Oberhausen with my family, second row, this means heaven!

    And a week later, Royal Albert Hall.

    Looking forward for that unbelievable week.

  6. Tom B - Dublin

    Good news about the extra tickets FEd, I’m sure they’ll be snaffled up if not already gone.

    Just copied a link to Borris House Literary Festival in June, apparently it’ll be David and Polly’s first official appearance together? Busy week that for me and it’s one of my daughter’s birthday on the Saturday so I doubt I’ll be able to escape to the lush countryside to hear the ‘Lost for Words’ Q&A. But maybe others would like to go.

    Hopefully we’ll hear what goes down.

    Regards,
    Tom B – Dublin

  7. frank

    Would love to be at any.

    Good luck everyone, should be an interesting tour.

    Kind of weird without Richard, I hope Jon Carin is with David for this.

  8. Joseph

    Hi,

    I’ve noticed only this morning. πŸ™ Is sold out already?

    It says that the sales will be open from 10AM today… I am checking from 9AM, but I see NOT AVAILABLE at the given website.

    Cheers
    Joseph

  9. Hansi

    So sad. πŸ™

    I was waiting for this morning to buy tickets, but they were all sold out. Missed out on, that I could have bought them yesterday. A sad, sad day.

  10. Mitch Watkins

    Keeping the faith that David will come to the other side of the pond just for one night in North America!

  11. John Peight

    Tickets never went on sale at 10am. Not Berlin time, or London. Announce the entire bloody tour and sell the tickets already. You’re not going to impact the secondary ticket market and you’re just wanking your fans around.

    This has been a show since the start and it’s insane.

  12. Álvaro Ramos

    Hi FEd! Thanks for everything, but unfortunately I keep being unlucky. No tickets for me yet, this morning I hoped for them to come up but they didn’t.

    Any idea if others might open for sale???? I mean, anywhere.

    Thanks again!

  13. Damian Cunningham

    Anyone going to the Literary Festival, County Carlow, Ireland? 5 to 7 June, Carlow House. Two very special guests will be attending.

    Our neighbours are selling a motorhome and we are pondering on it.

    Damian

  14. Werner

    I had the ticket already. Lucky enough to check the first pre-sale links!! Thanks again for that. Otherwise it would have been a nightmare to get Tickets!!

    I will drive from Orange up to Oberhausen! Before the concert I meet my German friends! Something I am looking forward to! And then we will go to the show and give David Gilmour a very warm welcome, that’s for sure!

  15. Herbert

    Hi good morning!

    I already have my ticket πŸ™‚ since a few weeks.

    That gig in Oberhausen is also presented by WDR2, one of the radio stations in our country.

    And I guess, they have some tickets reserved for give-aways in little games they are doing in radio shows. So try to listen to WDR2….

    Regards
    Herbert

  16. Damian Cunningham

    Oh dear, I seem to have a worm – Louder Than Words. Good though, for a change.

    Damian

  17. ash

    Hello Fed and fellow irregulars. πŸ™‚

    You will have noticed my absence. . . I have been looking after my elderly Mum so didn’t have time to spend here. My Mum passed away in early April, so I’ll be back. πŸ™‚

    I thought that although there are probably lots of strangers and lurkers (hello πŸ™‚ ) reading the blog, I’d like to let my Chat Room friends in particular know, so that we don’t get bogged down talking about it! πŸ™‚ Excuse the humour, I can see it . . .

    -Hello ash, where you been?
    -My mum died.
    -Oh! Sorry ash, how you coping?

    [New chat guest arrives]

    -Hello ash, where you been?
    -My mum died.
    -Oh, sorry ash. . .

    [Repeat, repeat, repeat…]

    Yes, it’s a sombre subject and it may seem like I’m treating it weirdly (?) but my Mum was 85 and we knew the end was coming.

    So, I’ll be back in the blog and coming to chat sessions, I hope, I probably won’t make some because I’m still busy sorting Mum’s house out. Now though, I can play David and Pink Floyd really really loud whilst I work !!!!! πŸ˜€ (The devil made me say that.)

    ash

    • FEd

      That devil again, eh?

      I’m very sorry for your loss and appreciate your humour, as you know.

      • tim_c

        Ash,

        I think it would be weird to treat it any other way …

        It’ll be nice to reclaim a slightly larger slice of you.

        • ash

          I don’t suppose you have room for my cats under your bed Tim?

          ash πŸ˜€

          • tim_c

            Plenty of room Ash, the rate I’m burning through your money. Also it would stop the mice from shredding all the tenners…

    • Pete - Coventry

      Sorry to read that Ash. Hope the grief is overtaken quickly by the good memories.

      • ash

        Thanks Pete. . . I don’t see you in the chat room but you too, are one of the friends I wanted to let know. I do have good memories Pete, I grew up listening to music because of her and dad and both of them seemed to like some of my musical tastes. . . . gotta be something wrong with parents like that!

        ash

        • ash

          Here is one of the songs my parents played, Spanish Harlem, original 60’s mono recording.

          No one mentioned the sad loss of Ben E King on 30th April. How I love his voice. πŸ™‚

          ash

    • Pavlov

      Oh Ash, you bring such levity to an often painful topic which is sometimes half the battle won when losing a loved one.

      Thoughts are with you.

    • KenF

      Ash, sorry to hear about your sad news.

      Hope you’re coping.

      Sincerely.

      Turn it up to eleven…

      • Sharon Woods

        Oh Ash. I’m an unfortunate comrade in your loss.

        Today, I danced in a our town’s lovely Maypole celebration, in of all places, Shepherdstown, WV!

        I didn’t Morris dance, I might hit someone. But I did dance surprisingly with our Morris ambassador to spring, Hicks with Sticks, FEd!! πŸ™‚ Which became symbolic of all the love and support from all of you, and our quirky community across the pond.

        Thank you all and welcome back, Ash!

        • ash

          Thank you Sharon, sorry to read that you lost someone recently too. We know how each other feels.

          ash πŸ™‚

          • Sharon Woods

            My father in law – 11/22

            I’ve been playing a lot of strange music very loudly. The Kinks and TER to cope!

            Big bear hugs,
            Sharon

      • ash

        Thanks Ken, eleven it will be. . . the neighbour’s son plays all sorts of awful music when his Mum is out so I drown him out. As for the coping, it’s strange the things my sister and I are having to cope with. We are still staying there at night (take it in turns) because my parents collected. Collected. That’s all I’ll say. And we have to sort out the good from the car boot and charity shop stuff. I’m cursing the pair of them! :)) I’m never gonna cram my house with junk, sorry collectables, so my kids won’t have to deal with it.

        We also have to cope with the three cats who can’t move in with the poor soul who inherited them, because I’m only at my house three/four nights a week!!!!

        The worst thing I personally am coping with. . . . I want a holiday but still don’t have the time!! And there’ll be my damned inheritance to put into a cattery! (They are lovely really and I do love them.)

        ash πŸ™‚

    • ash

      Oh Dear, it’s happening in the blog instead. Thank you so much everyone for your very kind comments. πŸ™‚ I’m getting embarrassed now about this having developed such a long string.

      Please, anyone else, don’t say anything. I know people are wishing me well because you are all a nice friendly bunch of people.

      Thanks again everyone,
      Love Ash X

  18. NewYorkDan

    I just KNOW he cannot stay away from North America! It cannot be done, no record company would issue a record here without a tour. So the announcement should be forthcoming. That said, I am dying of the antici……pation!

  19. Elisabetta Corsi Italy N.E.

    Hi there!

    “Quando camminerete sulla terra dopo aver volato, guarderete il cielo perchΓ© lΓ  siete stati e lΓ  vorrete tornare.”

    “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”

    By Leonardo da Vinci

    Dear Polly

    wishing a joyful birthday and have a nice day

    Cheers
    Elisabetta

    • KenF

      Belated birthday greetings to Polly.

      Many Thanks for signing my wife’s copy of The Kindness.

  20. Carlosuy

    From a huge Uruguayan fan, I just wish they’d add more tickets or shows as I would travel anywhere to fulfill my dream.

    1st time ever on a blog, very informative and useful. TX

  21. Groovyjuve

    Well, I hope all with tickets will enjoy. I imagine seeing David live is like the song Poetry Man by Phoebe Snow. Here in Mississippi, I have just blown up enough balloons to fill my bedroom which my grand children will soon pop to their screaming delight. Then it’s off to the kitchen to make blue cupcakes with pink frosting.

    Ash, I am sorry for your loss. I took care of my mother until she passed on to the great adventure. Caretakers like you deserve a lot of praise for it is a truly all consuming thing to do. My best to you!

    • Sharon Woods

      Thanks for Poetry Man Groovyjuve. It’s nice to hear about the simple daily joys in MIssissippi. Life there gets in your blood. What a treasure of a Grandma you are!!

      Were you in the chat room?

      Ogden Nash wanted to speak to us all, he just spilled forth.

      I thought I’d throw in some Eudora Welty, we will save her for another day.

      Poetry Man is absolutely beautiful.

  22. Suzy Smith

    I am sure the people that were able to purchase the tickets will be more than pleased with the concert/s.

    It would be great if he could perform in the U.S., particularly the West coast. But he cannot play everywhere everyone would wish.

    Take care, Suzy

  23. ash

    I’ve just been reading your link to Twitter, Fed. It’s mad that people are looking for a scapegoat when the truth is so glaringly obvious – the population of California is now 37,253,956 people, that is 37 million.

    In 1849 (I couldn’t find exactly 200 years ago) the population of California was 100,000.

    I would say the people are using a lot more water than the plants. What about all the swimming pools? I think the world’s gone “nuts”!

    Notice they’re not targeting wine producers . . .thank you for the wine California. . .

    Not that I like monoculture on such a vast scale, 80% of the world’s almond supply comes from California, but trees are soaking up carbon dioxide whereas the people are major polluters. I mean it’s just so stupid. Anything but face the truth.

    Oh dear, you got me going Fed. πŸ˜›

    ash

    • FEd

      It’s the elephant in the room. There are too many of us and that’ll make the future a very, very miserable one.

    • Sharon Woods

      Yes, it appears to be a madness driving us all off a proverbial cliff.

      Almonds, indeed! I planted an almond tree seedling last fall: I plant bare root saplings and water them at first, just 2-4 gallons, and never touch them afterwards…almonds are not causing a water shortage…

      Las Vegas fountains and pool parties are causing water shortages!

    • Pavlov

      Yes and it is expected to grow some 33% over the next 20 years. During the 1970s, there were less than 20 million people living in California and although the drought was severe, they were more easily able to recover. Unfortunately, Californians only have themselves to blame – there has been no major investment in water preservation infrastructure in at least the last 50 years and no new reservoirs have been built. And then there’s the matter of the Delta smelt (Ash, there’s quite an interesting comment, if you scroll down, from a commentator named Pat Sisson).

      Even its wines aren’t native to the region. πŸ™

      • ash

        It’s all evolution if you ask me. Most of the commentators were talking truths from their perspective, bit like the elephant and the blind men story.

        Grape vines grow in Britain now, introduced by the Romans. Now they knew a bit about plumbing!

        ash

  24. Groovyjuve

    Hey, Sharon. I don’t do the chat room, unfortunately. I am Ra Ra to my grandchildren and Ra Ra’s place is for love and fun! We found out today that grandbaby number 3 is going to be a girl!

    Cheers to all!

  25. Damian Cunningham

    Oh my God, what were people thinking? Another five years of Austerity and the destruction of the NHS. It’s a me-me-me world we now live in, and why should we have to put up with them? I live in the North of England. We never voted these crooks in again, though some of us clearly did. I swear if i didnt have commitments I would leave this country because it stinks. It has a system that looks after a few who own the most, really makes me angry.

    Damian

    • FEd

      I share your frustration, Damian. Wales didn’t vote for the Tory bastards either – and never has.

      I’ve been playing this song a lot since (the uncensored version). It helps ease the pain a little. Maybe you’ll enjoy it.

      F*ck off back to Eton indeed.

      • MichΓ¨le

        From a foreign point of view…

        Maybe you could show more respect for all those who made it happen, no?

        After all, it’s what we call ‘democracy’. People fought and died for it, also for the right to vote, so, maybe the ones to blame are those who didn’t even bother to vote (but keep whining and complaining. A shame. “No vote, no voice”, “no vote, no grumble”, I say.)

        As an anecdote (well, no really), and maybe to cheer you up? πŸ˜‰ , a few years ago, we elected a president who claimed to be a good socialist, but things didn’t get any better, it’s all the contrary. Unemployment has never been higher – 10%, while I read it’s only 5.6% in the UK, although I heard about ‘zero-hour’ contracts in the UK (which don’t exist here) and I have no idea if people with ‘zero-hour’ contracts are counted as ’employed’.

        Be they right wing or left wing, I think that all politicians are rotten, always making promises they don’t keep. So, the problem is that we (at least here) never vote FOR someone, but AGAINST some one else. Is there an English equivalent to ‘De deux maux il faut choisir le moindre’? We just can’t win…

      • Sharon Woods

        I’ll dust off my ‘ukulele to learn this song! πŸ™‚

        I’d like to say things are better in the voting booth here, but it really stinks here, too!

        We’re back to grasping at Bush (Jeb) – Clinton (Hillary) Dynasties to save us, and it makes me sick. Unfortunately November is election day for us, so we’ve got months of torture ahead. Corruption at every top level. Meanwhile, no one is discussing the important issues at all.

        • FEd

          Same here. Very few bothered to mention the environment and climate change during this election.

      • tim_c

        Worryingly a combined 68% of those who voted in our (Norfolk) Constituency voted for either Conservative or UKIP.

        There’s no simple explanation for it but somehow the progressive parties have got to win the argument about whether society works ‘best for me’ or whether somebody should be looking after ‘us’.

        Personally I didn’t even see them try (with the exception of SNP, who unfortunately are only really interested in a subset of us).

        • lorraine

          I’ve thought long and hard about this… we stick with Wee Nicola in Scotland (she’s f*cking great) and hire in Charlotte Church and Mary Berry for Wales and England.

          All good people, hearts in the right place and frankly Mary Berry’s Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake is a triumph!

      • damian cunningham

        Hear hear Fed.

        Did you know 17 million did not bother to vote? Shame on them. Should be made to law, you have to vote.

        Damian

    • ash

      I don’t understand enough to pull together any arguments here, that is I don’t understand the implications of proportional representation should it be brought in. However, I notice that Scotland has a population of approximately 5.3 million people and has 59 parliamentary constituencies, most of which were won by SNP. The West Midlands has a population of 5.6 million people and has only 29 parliamentary constituencies. Apparently Ukip got over 4 million votes. Scary isn’t it?

      I hope the country goes on strike at the first sign of dismantling or privatisation of the NHS. Lots of people say they’d be willing to pay more to protect the NHS, we pay via our national insurance contributions (also pays for the welfare system which also covers state retirement pension). So, if we’re willing to pay more, how come no party leader picked up and ran with the idea? No one touched it because it means the employers have to contribute a proportionate increase in their contribution to a workers’ national insurance contribution. The employers don’t want an increased wages bill, they want zero hours contracts, they want cheap labour who will work via the black economy. None of the party leaders appeared to have the gumption to go up against them. You have to wonder why.

      Like I said, I don’t feel like I know enough, I hate politics, I think.

      I really do worry about the NHS too Damian. πŸ™

      ash

      • damian cunningham

        Something don’t seem right with this election. Sorry, I can be a bit of a conspiracy theorist.

        Damian

  26. Damian Cunningham

    Is moving to California a good idea? I could bring some water, got lots of it up here.

    Maybe I could emigrate to California and grow almond trees.

    • Pavlov

      Don’t do it Damian — you’ll be no better off there I’m afraid!

    • sharon woods

      There’s always a job for all of you watering our almond tree:

      For however long the aquifer lasts, or until the swimming pools run dry, whichever comes first!

  27. Michèle

    Wow! New emoticons? Bravo, they look better than the old ones!

    • damian cunningham

      Always was a cowboy as a kid, would love to visit. My Mum went into labour with me during the pilot of Bonanza.

      Damian

  28. John Peight

    I find it disheartening that there is no mention of BB King’s passing on the website or blog. David did some work with BB and has mentioned him as an influence.

    Thank god for the fan sites that keep fans updated because all Floyd related outlets are very poor. There is a history of being unkind to them which is a shame because without them fans would be clueless throughout the years. Are the people responsible for these pipelines to the fans so out of touch with them that they wish to discuss some books and not acknowledge the passing of a blues legend? It could not take more then a few minutes to post a quick tribute on the site.

    Yes this site is about David, but is it? Most of the time it does not seem like it.

    • FEd

      I apologise; I was going to write about B.B. King today, which is the first chance I’ve had, as life gets in the way sometimes and writing about anything hardly seems important.

      I agree with much of what you say, I am also somewhat disheartened, but would ask that you understand one thing: I can’t write about David if there is nothing to say.

      • Emilio

        Seems fair and respectful.

        Really disappointed with the above John’s message, I have to say.

        I am a huge BB King fan too and I wrote on the Blog about his passing, thinking if I could find something about him (a message from David or whatever), but in the absence of it, there are no problems, please don’t be so hard.

        They’re making an album! πŸ™‚ Good vibrations and feelings, c’mon.

        Much love.
        emilio

  29. John Peight

    Maybe I don’t fully understand your role here. You’re always saying that you have not had time to do things. Is it your job to run this blog or do you do it for free to help? If you’re hired to do this I’m sorry to say you do a poor job. If you do this out of your spare time to help and for free then I withtract my last statement and commend you.

    There is plenty to talk about and report about David it’s just not done here and that is why since this site started I never understood the hostility to the fan sites and the obvious secrecy and denial of true facts. I could list 20 items that fans care about in regards to David that are published elsewhere and not here just in the last 6 months.

    • FEd

      Fair enough, that’s your view and I have some sympathy with it, but I’m not able to encourage rumour. That’s a luxury you don’t have when reporting official news only when it’s ready to be reported from official channels. Not ideal, I know, but that’s the way it is.

      Now, please take your axe and grind it somewhere else.