London 2016

As you may have heard David reveal on BBC Radio 6 Music earlier this morning, following what was said on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon show yesterday (both of these shows can be replayed online with the BBC iPlayer, if you missed them, of course), David will be performing again at London’s Royal Albert Hall next year, for four nights in September. Yippee!

The dates are Sunday 25th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September 2016.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am (UK), but, as was the case for Radio City Music Hall yesterday and because we’re so darn nice, we had a Bloggers Presale Password, so look forward to seeing how accurately you can demonstrate your excited squeals of delight and whoops of joy using only a keyboard.

If you didn’t receive this e-mail, that’s because you haven’t been involved in this part of David’s site, so please don’t ask for the password; it was for those who have been involved. The idea was to give the faithful a gentle push to the front of the queue to thank them for their loyalty and support. That’s perfectly reasonable. Everybody’s free to contribute if they want to. You’ve had ten years to join in, where have you been all this time?

If you did receive it, all I ask once again is that you keep the password to yourselves. Please be fair. Please do not share it with anyone. Doing so will only reduce the number of tickets available for everybody else, and if all parties involved in making these tickets available can go to the trouble of trying to secure a relatively small group of people an advantage, the least you can do is not jeopardise that by forwarding the password to others. Thank you for understanding.

Tickets for all four concerts will be available from Friday from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office, as well as seetickets.com, ticketmaster.co.uk and stargreen.com.

Please note: There is a strict limit of four tickets per person and this does not mean four tickets per person per show. It means four tickets in all, thank you very much, and that’s your lot. As per the usual Royal Albert Hall rules, the name of whoever buys the tickets will be printed on each ticket and must attend the concert with photographic ID. These measures, as you know, are in place to stop the ticket touts.

What a Christmas present, eh? Unlike the chaos of Black Friday, you don’t even have to push anyone over and trample all over them to get it before they do. How nice.

Good luck, everyone, and let us know how it goes for you.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

416 thoughts on “London 2016”

  1. Hi FEd,

    Christmas has come early!

    Many thanks for your kind nudge this morning! It was the perfect tonic for the frustrations I experienced yesterday! I’ll let you know how I get on later.

    Shine on….
    John ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. 10 years this has been going and I wasn’t even aware of it! The chat thing sounds good by the way.

  2. I’m getting crazy excited about the possibility of concerts in Europe 2016. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Well, that was a roller coaster ride of a ticket buying experience. Got there in the end though, one ticket successfully purchased. Phew!

    1. It was, indeed. I got stuck with “Checking” after introducing the code for quite a while. Even tweeted the RAH and they told me I must have lost connection with the site. I was terrified to refresh but it ended up working! Haha!

    2. Great stuff Lorraine! If only I could convince my bank account that I am in desperate need of a trip to London. I have absolutely nothing to complain about though – I have more than I could ever have dreamed of.

      1. Get your boss to send you to a “conference” or “training” or “fact finding (to expand the business) mission”! It would be nice to get together over a kitchen table!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

        I used bills money for our tickets. I will replace it from the account I save for a new washing machine, or fridge, or lawn mower. . .just have to hope none of those break down, they won’t break down. . . do you think I’ve jinxed them now? No. Can’t do that! I’ll just have to go without clothes. ๐Ÿ™ Where is Tim anyway?

        ash, delirious

      2. When booking my tickets I pressed F5 after waiting 2/3 minutes when waiting for “checking” so the problem was not just at your end of the computer!

        Gary Hurley.
        London England.

  4. Thank you so much FEd, presale Royal Albert Hall, first night, Arena 1st row in front of David! and last night, 3rd row Arena centre seats!

    David / Pink Floyd shows 49 and 50 for me since February 1972.

    Thanks once again!

    Gary Hurley London England.

  5. Thank you so very much FEd, That’s the Christmas present sorted! Totally delighted and over the moon (the dark side that is!)

    Best wishes to all
    Heather

  6. Hi FEd,

    Arena F, row 4, seats near 30, I’m delighted!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Taki

    1. Forgot to mention: I’m there on Friday night and given that Monday’s a holiday here in Germany, we’re staying for a prolonged weekend in London. Now where’s a good hotel nearby, he said?

      As for Christmas presents: it rather will be paying the bill this year, wouldn’t it? But what an early half-centenary present for me next September…

  7. Great News for everyone!

    Good luck to everyone trying to get tickets on Friday!

    I’ll wait for the announcement of the other European gigs. I hope they will get announced soon.

  8. One wonders what criteria gets you on that mailing list? Problems with merchandise deliveries perhaps? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. First row, central seats, for the last date.

    After many many problems on the site finally I reached to complete the order by phone.

    I still can’t believe it, I’ll see again David, for first time in RAH, and we’ll look each other in the eyes.

    FeD, thank you so so so so so so so so so so so much. Without you this couldn’t happen, you deserve a very special present from Italy.

    1. Ok, now I’m a little more calm and want to tell my experience:

      I found Fed’s mail, so I organized in a while what concert see and decided to go with a friend to the last one, so we can stay in London for a weekend.

      About 15 minutes before the presale start I tried to click the link and… it goes! Don’t know why, but I took 4 tickets for the last date, central seats, front row. Joy screams, I was nearly incredulous. At the checkout, the problem: the site couldn’t process the payment. D’oh! I tried a lot of time with 4 different credit cards (mines, my father’s and my friend’s too) but nothing. I was terrified. I didn’t know what to do but couldn’t lose that tickets. So with some desperate tentatives and a lot of luck I managed to empty the 20 mins basket and retake them immediately. This for about two hours, while I was searching for a solution. I tried to call them, but after a long waiting I gave up. I wrote a mail to the RAH, but got the reply late in the evening, I wrote them on Twitter and the replied me soon telling me that the only way was to call the box office by phone. So I did that, about 20 mins on the phone from Italy to UK, but finally the guy on the other side was very kind, and managed to keep the tickets from my basket and confirmed them.

      All this “show” took a couple of hours and tons of stress.

      When I closed the call my hands were trembling, I couldn’t believe it. Finally was done and sorry for saying it by myself, but after all that, I deserved them.

      Well, I’m happy to go again to London, will be my 4th time at RAH, first for David.

      Even more, I’m happy also because, as I’ve read in the comments, finally I’ll meet a lot of irregulars. I’m very glad about this, and hope will be FeD too. You have rivers of beer already paid. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. You sure did deserve them after that. What a lot of needless stress. Thanks for sharing your booking experience.

      2. My experience was not that “crazy”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Though I lost two Arena tickets while I had to hurry home in order to find my credit card! But never mind a rush of adrenaline to the head. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now we are sitting in the Circle somewhere which is still fine.

        To all who were not so lucky this time: Good luck for tomorrow, and I mean it!

        -Tom

    1. I’m sorry to disappoint you. The people who have contributed to this little part of Davidโ€™s site down the years – ten years, but who’s counting? – were sent the password by e-mail earlier today. I believe this is the second time you’ve left a message here, so I’m sorry to point out that this obviously doesn’t make you a regular or long-time contributor, so I didn’t e-mail it to you.

      I wish you the best of luck on Friday, though.

        1. Sorry, my original comment was a bit sharp … I appreciate I haven’t commented for some time, in fact it may have been reflecting on the 2005 show I was able to attend thanks to a presale code. I also benefited from the pre-sale code for this year’s shows … so I am sure it is purely accidental that I didn’t get a code and I am pleased the more recent/regular contributors got the code.

      1. Fed. Your luck worked! Purchased 2 tickets for me and my brother. I gave him a ticket for the ’87 Wembley concert for his 21st birthday. This will be for his 50th next year. Where has the time gone. I predict tears of joy when he opens the envelope.

        If DG does a warm up gig in Brighton again recommend the Dome (10mins walk). Please remember me.

  10. First row centre on the first night. Absolutely cannot wait, this will be my 5th time seeing David, never thought I’d be so fortunate.

    Cheers FEd!

  11. Dear FEd, I honestly don’t know how to thank you for this. I managed to get first row stalls right by the stage. Not only a Christmas present but also a birthday present, since I’ll be going to the show on Friday Sept. 30 and my birthday is on Thursday.

    Again, thank you SO much, this is a dream come true!

    Good luck to everyone getting tickets, see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. FEd! You’ve out-done yourself again!!

    Front row on the Sunday, the old man is away so would have missed it and is over the moon that I secured us tickets. Thanks for the heads up, it is so nice to be treated so well! You’re too good to us!

    Although September is a long time away, I’m almost more excited by this as it is far enough off for me to be needing another DG and band fix by then!!

    And perhaps someone might even film it…?

  13. Thank you very much FED for the earlier email. I’ve managed to get exactly the same 4th row seat I got at the RAH back in 2006. What are the odds on that? Actually it’s quite sad I know that but…

    Superb, can’t wait.

    Thanks again
    Neil.

  14. Just Poppin in to say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

    Friday 30th Arena Row9 Seats 13-16. Dead centre and far enough back to take in the amazing lighting effects, but still close enough to see the whites of their eyes.

    As ever, I am deeply indebted to you FEd and David’s gracious management team for allowing us Irregulars to get in before the mad melee scramble starts on Friday.

    I thought 2015 was a truly magical year, but 2016 is firmly set to surpass it.

    Thanks for everything.

  15. Wow! David announced his return to the RAH only yesterday and we are already able to book tickets with a presale code? Amazing job, FEd, as always! You’re very fast, with ‘exquisite organisational skills’ (to quote you a few years back – if I’m not mistaken. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    And I think that a limit of four tickets per person is much better than a limit of two. Bravo.

      1. There’s that memory thing again Michรจle and yes FEd, ‘exquisite organization skills’ is perhaps a bit of an understatement considering everything that’s being going down in just the last 48 hours! I’m sure we don’t even know the half of it and you’ve likely only given us a wee taste of what goes on behind the scenes.

  16. Fed, it’s a good thing Mr. G only puts out an album and a tour once every 10 years. From us bloggers, you do a hell of a fine job. Thank you Fed.

    George

  17. I got tickets for my daughter and I for Thursday and Friday! I had bother at the “checking” thing as well. I just held me there for ages and I was frightened to refresh in case it sent me to the back of a queue.

    Martin S texted me to find out if I’d gotten tickets, I told him of my plight, he suggested I try on the phone. It worked! Thank you Martin. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m looking forward to meeting up with Blog Friends again.

    A huge thank you to you Fed and David and team for doing this for us bloggers ๐Ÿ˜€ and kisses for you all, when I see you at RAH, I’ll give you real kisses. (Did they just say run run run???)

    ash, who is dead pleased ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I’m so happy that this time a lot of bloggers will be at these concerts, so finally I can meet you. I’m very excited about this.

      We have to do something to bring FeD to RAH.

  18. Thanks for the advanced notification, FEd, one ticket for the Friday night safely procured after navigating the RAH’s new-fangled booking system. You’re a star. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I’m very happy for the European Folks who can attend. The Bloggers password is such a stand up thing to do.

    Thank you David and FEd, it means so much to us.

  20. Hi fed, did the radio city music hall mailing list password go out? I missed yesterday’s sale and was hoping to get today’s. I’m definitely on the list as I got the recent discount mailings for merchandise.

      1. Very strange, I get emails quite frequently from them. Oh well, I would be quite upset but having been awaken by your email at around 5:30am, followed by sitting in front of my computer for an hour and a half like a kid waiting for Santa, I’m happy to report that I will be returning to London next September.

        I can’t thank you enough for this FEd. It’s a beautiful day!

  21. Hi FEd – I guess I was not one of the lucky ones to get access to the pre-sale promo code for RAH?

    I so, will be a tad disappointed as saw David in Sept 2015 and it really was a marvellous show.

    Thanks, Graeme

    1. It’s not so much about luck, the names aren’t pulled out of a hat. Those who have made a contribution to this blog down the years received the code. It’s as simple as that.

      Sorry to disappoint. Good luck on Friday.

      1. Hi FEd – Understood. Just to note, that there is a change in the process between March this year when the promo code for the RAH dates was made available on this blog and now.

        I too, have been on this site’s mailing list and David’s main site mailing list.

        Fully understand and appreciate the points about contribution and length of time people have been members of this site. I have been following and supporting David for many, many years in my own silent but content way.

        Thanks, Graeme

        1. I fully understand that, and I’m truly sorry to have to let people down in this way, but you can appreciate my position. Why bother with a presale if everyone can have the password?

          Last time, the password for the Albert Hall presale was indeed posted on the blog for all to see, which was an incredibly stupid thing to do and I immediately decided that it would never be done that way again.

          If you can tell me which e-mail address or addresses you have used here in the past, I’ll happily confirm that you have at some time been on my list. You would have needed to have left a fair few comments for me to pick up your address, because there was no way to sign up. I just noted our most regular users and have been adding people to that list over the years.

  22. Hi FEd

    I am on this blog’s mailing list and used the chat room, along with the mailing list on David’s main site, is there any chance please of receiving the pre-sale code? Many thanks in anticipation.

    1. You’ll have to tell me which other e-mail address you’ve used in the past, because as far as I can tell, in ten years you’ve left just one comment and that’s the one I’m responding to now.

  23. **whoops of joy**…..

    Front row (!) seats secured for Thurs 29th and centre 3rd row for Friday 30th at RAH.

    I’m struggling to type this as my hands are trembling as I try to type. I’m so indebted to you. I owe you not a pint, rather a brewery. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your kindness and consideration for others is so much appreciated probably more than you can know.

    We are a very privileged lot here, bloggers and irregulars one and all.

    Have a great day and thanks again from the bottom of my heart.

  24. Polite note:

    If you’re going to send the e-mail with the password to your friends, the one I asked you to keep to yourselves, don’t send a copy of it to me.

    I’m disappointed now, not only because someone would do that and betray my trust (and make extra work and probably ensure that we never bother with another presale, which is a shame when so many people are clearly happy right now), but because it’s not very clever. Come on. Insult my intelligence, why don’t you?

    I didn’t think I’d have to request that someone’s tickets be cancelled quite so soon, but there you go.

    Carry on.

    1. Did you write and tell the offender Fed or will you let them find out for themselves when the tickets don’t arrive?

      ash, (with vengeful glint in eye in support of beloved Fed)

    2. Words fail even me sometimes. Many thanks for looking after us in the past Fed. Fully understand your reasons if you decide not to do it again.

    3. What a shame. A good example of the actions of a few possibly ruining it for the many. Get ’em Fed!

    4. That’s really sad to hear!

      I just can’t understand why someone, who gets a really great opportunity (which not a lot of people get), just can’t be happy that he’s one of the lucky guys and doesn’t adhere to the rules.

    5. I’m extremely angry but mostly sad at the lack of respect that has been displayed with this action. Why on earth would anyone do something like that? ๐Ÿ™

    6. Well that is just plain stupidity for you. We all treasure the music and the work you do, and not to understand the unique opportunity one gets from this is just… [lost for words]. In cc:in you, did they explain why the went against your wishes?

      1. I don’t care for the excuses, it’s always the usual self-entitled, “big fan” bullshit.

    7. It’s incredible…

      I took four tickets for the last night, but I took them also for my friends, and stop.

      The limit was four, the rule was to keep it secret and so I did. Of course I have a lot of friends who loves David, and that lives in London too, but I took it just for me.

      It’s quite simple, is just a word, and is RESPECT.

      Respect for FeD, who does (totally unrequested) all this stuff for us. Doing this is to ruin his work.

      Respect for the other bloggers who received the mail. Doing this is to put them “away” from the stage.

      Respect for David and all the management, that decoded this to have some selected people in front of him, not other. Doing this is not respecting David’s will.

      Anyway, I loved Lorraine’s comment: Karma decided to join the party. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Whoever emailed the code to friends hang your head in shame, not only for potentially ruining presale opportunities for the diehards in the future, but also for being stupid enough to include FEd in the email.

    I think the way it’s been done is the right thing today, I say this because last time out I saw the code plastered all over Twitter and on various Floyd forums giving anyone the chance to buy them which defeats the whole purpose. If only people would engage their brains, that’s a lot to ask though it seems.

    1. They don’t seem to realise that they are increasing the competition against themselves for tickets.
      Or do they get their tickets first then tell the world the code afterwards? Why?

      They obviously have an ‘I’m alright Jack’ attitude if they’ve got theirs because they don’t care about the aftermath of their actions and the withdrawal of the privilege for future sales.

      Or do they stupidly pass it on before they’ve got theirs?

      ash

      1. I think the “I’m alright Jack” is probably a good analogy. It’s a selfish thing to do, now we’ve got people who’ve been on the blog once or twice frantically asking why they didn’t get a code, I think the situation with who gets codes and who doesn’t has been explained clearly a few times now so if they still can’t grasp it then I fear no-one can help them.

        I don’t even have to deal with it and it and yet it bothers me, haha.

    2. Well put. The process of buying tickets like these is quite different now than in past times, so giving the diehard fans one leg up like this is the way to go about it. It was the same with the Kate Bush tickets, we who had been part of the community in spite of the silence from the Lady herself was rewarded. As we should. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Good point about Kate Bush.

        The annoying thing is, going back to the “hardcore” fans that couldn’t keep the details to themselves (and also looking at how many tickets have been sold so far, which is not for me to say, so please don’t ask): some of those who have purchased tickets when they weren’t supposed to will be touts of one type or another looking to make a handsome profit. How is that a good thing for music fans? Why would you want that?

        So thanks again to everyone who couldn’t keep quiet for 24 hours, or whatever it was. The increased sales and number of tickets being re-sold long before the general sale even starts, is an issue entirely of your making – again. The fans that Scott is thinking of, who will either miss out or pay silly amounts to get in, can now curse you as much as they curse the scalpers you’ve just helped. Well done.

    1. … or more but I won’t get you drunk before the concert. ๐Ÿ˜‰ In case you’ll be around FEd, you’re my guest, too!

  26. FEd – Can you please confirm whether I made the list? I realize I’m not the most prolific contributor, but I’ve posted under a couple different email addresses over the years. Thanks!

    1. Please list those addresses, because from the one you just used you’ve left a grand total of two comments here. That’s in almost a decade. “Not the most prolific contributor” is putting it mildly.

      1. Thank you for checking, it’s much appreciated. The only other email address I’m sure of is the one on this reply. My fault for not keeping consistent.

  27. Thanks for the presale codes FEd. I can’t take advantage of either, but it is truly appreciated.

    Good luck to everyone!

    /lib

    1. For which code? London? You’ve left five comments here, all in the last hour, all of them asking for the code. I didn’t send you the code because you are not a regular user of this blog. Today is quite possibly the first time you’ve been here, so you would not meet the “regular user” requirements.

      If for New York, you need to be North American to receive the Mailing List Presale password. I’m sorry about that, but it’s nothing to do with me and not my decision where it is sent.

  28. Fed,

    No need to post this if you donโ€™t want to, but just a quick note to say, youโ€™re never going to win here, and being the person you are, youโ€™ll beat yourself up trying.

    Weโ€™re dealing with humans (and maybe a few chancers), of varying degrees of intelligence (and clearly stupidity), who are demanding from a very mindful person in a very binary fashion โ€“ give me the code, give me the code!!

    Take a break, and take comfort in all the good that you do โ€“ for which the majority of us are extremely grateful.

    Rudeness can always take its chance with the touts on Friday.

    Youโ€™re the best โ€“ take care.

    1. I love you, Steve. If this blog were Twitter, I’d ‘heart’ that now that I can no longer ‘favorite’.

      Thank you.

  29. OH NO! God I wish I had been contributing to the blog before now. ๐Ÿ™

    Never managed to secure a pre-sale ticket for the RAH the last time and all the tickets were sold out even when I rang the number at 10am for the general sale! Don’t know what to do now! Any chance the pre-sale ticket will get e-mailed to the people on DG’s mailing list at some point? I can’t miss this again. ๐Ÿ™

  30. Yippee – 4 tickets for the arena on the Friday night – thanks Fed!!

    Now I can take my poor sister who I failed to buy a ticket for this year!!! Even Mrs C may attend so I hope the red carpet is a deep pile one.

    1. Yay! Could Mrs C possibly bring one of her most excellent Lemon Drizzle cakes? Lene is having a birthday party.

  31. So wonderful to be experiencing our hero’s fantastic music and Polly’s poetic lyrics again albeit a while off but then again we all know how fast time flies. Just magic, makes you weep, such a tonic for great things on the horizon for me, really great things I’m looking forward to. But to be seeing David and the band again tops all.

    Kindest regards to Fed and to the genuine bloggers here, we shall meet next year. Will you be going Fed? I hope so.

    Damian

    1. If they let me out of the asylum by then, Damian, I might pop in. I don’t know how long it could take my fragile mind to recover from today, you see.

      1. Please do come FEd, although I fear for your liver from all the drinks I and the rest of us very grateful irregulars will be buying you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Well, if you do I’ll leave a tab that you can use in any bar in the RAH and remain incognito.

        Damian

      3. And we don’t want to find you making daisy chains, and laughing when, if we ever do meet.

        Damian

        1. You do realise Damian, that we’ll all go and tell the barman that we are Fed. ๐Ÿ˜€

          ash

  32. Fed! Thank you so very much for remembering me and gifting me the blogger’s passcode. Despite your modesty, this community is blessed with your exceptional dutifulness to helping out his fans. The herculean task of keeping track of the thousands of bloggers posting can’t be easy. Having attended the Sept 2015 RAH run I can say you’ve done a successful job of keeping out the touts while getting the real listeners in. I know you weren’t in attendance the first week but I chatted with nice people from Spain, France and Italy who were just as enthusiastic about geeing out over his music as I was. Everyone I spoke to inside were true diehards and were extremely grateful to be there. Thanks to your design, you managed to cultivate a really warm atmosphere and smiles to strangers were all around.

    After the announcement I was hoping to visit my parents whilst attending the Radio City Music Hall shows. I tried this morning for the presale but no luck and didn’t think I would get through tomorrow for the general sale. I wasn’t optimistic about the general on sale tomorrow and refuse to pay scalpers so I resigned myself to not attending. However I just checked my email and was pleasantly surprised to discover that you had sent me passcode for the RAH run I was able to purchase 3 Front Arena tickets despite them being on sale for several hours already! I had just assumed I would be excluded from that presale list because I live in the States but somehow you must have remembered I’d be a willing participant because I did fly out for the 2006 and 2015 shows.

    For what it is worth I am touched. This way works better for the fans who would have otherwise been locked out in the mad dash. For what it’s worth you made my year in 2015, and you’ve done it again for me in 2016. Seriously.

    1. Thank you, William. I appreciate your kind words very much.

      I sent it to everyone considered a regular here, regardless of their country of residence, knowing that many will fly and should have that choice if they wish. Nobody should be excluded.

      I think you missed my reply yesterday. You’ve used two e-mail addresses here and one was on the list, but the other wasn’t. I was happy to forward the password to your new address and am very glad that you saw that in time because I’d have felt terrible if you’d missed out.

      Enjoy your trip and tell us all about it, won’t you?

      1. That was incredibly considerate of you. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I couldn’t locate the initial email for the Radio City show because I had deleted a chunk of ‘Cyber Monday’ spam yesterday and it was most likely buried underneath. Cyber Monday is a recent American phenomenon where online retailers try to drive up sales through special deals on the Monday immediately following the US Thanksgiving holiday. I feel very lucky indeed to have been given a second chance if you may because my lack of thoroughness cost me.

        I’ll just have to schedule a family visit without taking time out to see a concert.

        I am looking forward to share my experience with everyone as well as reading about the shows I am not attending.

  33. OMG! I thought the show I was at on 3rd would be the last time I’d get to see David. Hopefully, I was wrong!

  34. Fed,

    So sorry you are getting this level of moaners today. I didn’t get a presale code today as generally I am a lurker not a poster. I do my posting on David and PF Facebook pages normally. Not a problem limiting the code to regular posters this time.

    I got great seats through the blog presale for the September 2015 shows and I thank you again for making that possible.

    I will try the general presale with fingers crossed on Friday.

    Dave

  35. Hi Fed , I think you’re doing a great job, you can’t please all the people all of the time, as a relatively new and infrequent contributor I fully understand those who got the presale code deserve it.

    Fingers crossed for Friday.

  36. Hi FEd

    Does look-term contributors also mean those who’ve been dormant watchers on here and last active posters a decade ago?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers, Mark

  37. Hi Fed, Tx for the great news! Can you please give me a presale code? Can’t seem to find it anywhere! HELP! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tx

      1. Iโ€™m still waiting for a Fiat 500โ€ฆ

        Very amusing FEd, I remember that post from many moons ago.

          1. Sadly… but I’ll get over it… no problem… I didn’t think that only contribution to this blog is posting comments… I read your blog since David’s last tour 2006… I would rather prefer you didn’t reply at all, than use such a sarcasm… honestly, that hurts much more than not sending me a presale code…

            1. I’m sorry if I was rude, but obviously I can’t keep tabs on who reads, only those who write.

          2. Dear FEd,

            I truly understand that you cannot know who is reading your blog, but somehow I believed you gonna send me a presale code if I ask you… I asked you because I read your blog and your thoughts for almost 10 years, and it was always a pleasure…

            I attended David’s concert in Pula, Croatia for the first time in my life, for 2006 tour. I didn’t manage to buy tickets as well as for Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell tour in 1994… Actually I’m from Croatia and that concert in Pula was a dream come true, I was lucky to buy tickets in presale though… Otherwise I have never been to London and England, and David is the perfect opportunity to “kill two birds with one stone”… Luckily for me (thanks to my persistence) I was able to get a presale code to buy two tickets for September 29 (Second Tier 68 Seats 1, 2), and I am sure that these tickets have gone in good hands. ๐Ÿ˜€

            I feel the need to thank you for your efforts in writing this blog on behalf of all who just read rather than write, and nothing will stop me to continue reading your blog, even that sarcasm. ๐Ÿ˜€

            1. Mario, you’re a gentleman. I’m so happy that your persistence paid off and you have tickets. If I promise to work on my manners and be less sarcastic, will you come back to tell us all about the gig in September? I hope so.

              Enjoy London.

          3. Absolutely, but after that experience in Pula I could not speak for a week, so I don’t know if I will be able to describe that with my own words, especially not in English… but again, if you make that promise I’ll do my best. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      2. Well I actually gave you information about the ticket sale for Allianz Parque that started earlier, but that doesn’t count I guess?! ๐Ÿ™‚ …hope you get your Fiat 500, LOL… take care m8.

      3. Help help help, I need the code, I’m only asking as I feel bold.
        Come on Fed, I’m full of dread, I’ve blogged here twice that’s enough, I think I’ve said.
        So give me the code, you’ve already been told, I can’t wait for Friday as they’ll all be sold.

        A little pick me up for you Fed.

  38. Hello FEd,

    Thank you so much!

    I nearly fell off my chair when I read the mail and had to chase a colleague away when I realised pre-sale was already open for 30 minutes.

    YEAH ! Friday Arena F Row 2! You made my day, FEd. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers,
    Ralph

  39. Hi, FEd. Thanks for a great page, which Iยดve followed with great pleasure through the years! Can you please confirm that Iยดm on the mailing list and for how long Iยดve been subscribing? (I tried to subscribe some minutes ago, just for a test).

    Regards, Andrรฉ (Norway)

    1. After leaving just one comment? No, sorry. It’s for those who have been commenting for the last ten years.

  40. Good evening FEd,

    Well, what roller coaster ride these past couple of days have been, however, all’s well that ends well! Your invaluable help has once again made another red letter day for me and I cannot thank you enough and all others involved, who collaborate to try and ensure fair play; which can be a thankless and painful task you execute so well! I’ve managed to secure centre stalls tickets in K block for both Sunday 25th and Friday 30th. I’m absolutely thrilled and are hyper-ventilating in anticipation of seeing David again in concert! I feel blessed and lucky!

    Once again, many thanks FEd, you really do a marvellous job in managing this blog and as always your comments and subject matter are of great interest and very much appreciated!

    Shine on……..
    John ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. I’m still a “blocked bot” over the pond, but as I’ve said before; the good lord works in mysterious ways! My despair of yesterday has turned into supreme joy today!

    1. I’m very pleased for you, John, but disappointed about Ticketmaster shutting you out. We will look into that.

      1. Thanks FEd,

        Your findings will be of interest and welcome!

        Shine on……..
        John ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Hi FEd,

    I think it is fair from you to apply the rule to book the presale code for the older contributor.

    Unfortunately I was not aware about your blog and am active on another Gilmour forum.

    I just record from know on your blog and will try to contribute my best. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a good evening,
    & keep on rocking!

  42. I consider myself very lucky to have scored such great tickets to see Mr Gilmour this year in both Brighton and the RAH. It will be total pandemonium on Friday morning and I’ll be lucky if I manage any decent seats this time, but I’ll give it my best shot anyway.

    I’m just saddened that whoever is dealing with organizing David’s gigs doesn’t seem too bothered about putting a full UK tour together (including a date or two in Scotland). We have an awesome new venue in Glasgow called The Hydro, that Mr. Gilmour would pack out easily. Just sayin’.

    Good Luck to those like me, who will be at the mercy of server crashes on Friday morning! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. Time for forty winks for F’Ed I reckon! But you must have been blinking at some of the behaviours today…

    Thanks for the RAH presale and I hope that seeing the joy for many outweighs the hassle from the few. Will be there the first night in the centre of row 2 of the arena.

    Everyone: if you want to put some challenge into your life, I’d recommend trying to book tickets via an iPhone like I did today. If gives your nervous system a thorough workout…!

  44. Thank you very much Fed for keeping me on your list. I canยดt believe I will see David again next year in the Royal Albert Hall. My husband will have great difficulty to find a better Christmas present.

  45. Hi Fed, do you think David will announce more dates around Europe for the next year or just Poland, England?

      1. I have heard Poland is on the cards for next year but something just told me he would be back in the RAH at some point soon. Sure enough he is.

  46. Thank you Fed, David, and anyone else for this Bloggers Presale.
    It was a wonderful opportunity to get good tickets – and to a historic venue.

  47. I register now and do not expect to receive a passcode for the new UK shows.

    I discovered PF in 71. I have been to 3 PF shows, 6 the Wall shows (RW) and was so lucky to pick up a code for the UK show in september with Gilmour. Amazing. His guitar playing is made in heaven, or equal… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am sure that DG will produce more music and tour a bit in the future.

    I will try to contribute as good as I can.

  48. FEd, can I offer you my web dev skills? Maybe my soul? How about one of my children (I need to keep one as an heir!). Seriously though, I do get it. Just not coping well knowing the good seats are disappearing as I write!

    PS. Thank you for last time. My good wife and I had an amazing time at the opening night. Best gig I have seen since Earls Court in ’94.

  49. Crikey, my card was declined but finally got 4 tickets for the Friday show. What were the odds of sitting in the same seats as last September’s show…? That’s what just happened, LOL.

    Once again FEd, cheers for the heads up!!!

  50. FEd. I just came across your site so would have not had the audacity to ask for any codes. I would however like to be a part of those possibilities in the future. I am a huge Gilmour fan and will have the opportunity to see him for the first time at MSG this Spring thanks to you. My cousin was sent that code by you…so thank you. I am on the Gilmour fan list, but my efforts this morning didn’t fare well and after reading the comments on here I can see why. I will be bookmarking this site and hope to contribute from here on out!! I think it is great that true fans actually have the opportunity to get good seats thanks to you!

  51. FEd,

    One quick question. When those pre sales occur, are all the tickets gone in the first few minutes, or is it still possible to get the hours later? The reason I ask is that it still lets you try even right now, but I feel like that is probably a waste of time and sanity.

    1. I really don’t know the answer to that and wouldn’t like to offer my thoughts after a long day. I know how many people I e-mailed and how many tickets they were each allowed to buy, and if that’s where the story ends after first guessing that perhaps at least half of the people on the list quite reasonably aren’t able or willing to travel to London on the four given dates, I would say that there are absolutely loads of tickets left now. But I also know that not all of those people were able to keep the details to themselves, whether they first bought their share or not, so until the figures are looked at, I couldn’t comment further.

  52. Thanks for the email, FEd, very much appreciated.

    Still trying to work out the feasibility of this one for me (busy and expensive year ahead, says the grown-up part of me… “Let’s go anyway!!!” says the other part!) but delighted there are more shows and grateful to receive the code. I feel I have been extremely lucky when it comes to Mr. Gilmour and it’s all down to you and this Blog. Thank you, genuinely.

  53. Hi

    Got Brighton and Royal Albert Hall tickets in 15 – desperate to see DG one more time.

    Wonderful – had pre sale access but this time not got a email.

    From memory it was just here in the website last time?

    Thanks

    Matt

    1. It was, but too many people saw it and used it and the tickets went too quickly. It wasn’t fair at all.

  54. Didn’t even know about this blog. Saw David in Sept, have been massive fans for years. Would be amazing to see him again so soon! Really hope I’m lucky enough to get tickets Friday.

  55. Hi

    I have read through and understand now that you are only releasing to regular contributors.

    I understand – it’s a no win situation and I am sure that the people who get the code will massively appreciate your approach.

    I will desperately try pre sale on Friday.

    Well done for this site

    Matt

  56. Very many thanks for the passcode, FEd. After re-setting of many passwords and going round and round in circles for 30 minutes or more, I finally managed to get some RAH tickets for the clan!!!

  57. Just now I’m not so very happy. I hope I’ll be more happy on Friday at 11 Norwegian time.

    1. Now I’m very happy! Thank you very much If I had not been knowing about this site, I would not have been able to get the info about today’s presale. Sorry for my language.

  58. Thank you Fed with all my heart!

    I travelled to London from Chile exclusively to see Gilmour last September in RAH… now I’m going to see him in Chile 20th September…. and now thanks to you I have a new ticket for 2 days in RAH again…. I don’t know how I will pay for them, I don’t have money at all to go to Europe again… but you know, I don’t want to feel regret in the future when there will be no Gilmour anymore….

    Thank you Fed, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  59. I have been reading these comments of how you got a presale code and sent it to all the hardcore fans? Is it only hardcore fans of David Gilmour that come here? or is it only hardcore fans to your blog? I am seeing people on here saying this is my 20th time seeing David. What about the just as hardcore fans that are not good at getting tickets, that have never got to see him?

    I seen David Gilmour play this year at RAH and also seen him play Comfortably Numb at Roger Waters The Wall live at the O2, an experience I never ever thought I would ever see in my lifetime. I know a lot of people who love him as much as me that never got that chance. These small scale shows should be in the O2 or stadiums so all the fans, not just the hardcore as you all call it, get a chance to see the Legend that they have always loved but never got the chance to see.

    It’s people like yourselves that make it impossible for people who want to see him but can’t because all the hardcore as you call it have bought all the tickets. In my eyes you are all just as bad as the touts, why even have a presale? Would it not be better to have no presale?

    1. Oooh errr Missus,

      Yet another bitter and twisted ‘hard-core fan’ has crept out from under a stone.

      There’s always the Friday free for all, Scott, when you can take your chances with the masses “who want to see him but can’t”.

      The people here who have been given access to the pre-sale, via FEd, are NOT ‘hardcore’ fans of David or the Blog. We’re just LOYAL fans of David who had the nous to discover this website at its inception 10 years ago, who in the intervening decade, have struck up a rapport with FEd and one another, which has formed a unique bond that you are unable to perceive the magnitude of.

      This hardcore, as you say, has endured through thick and thin (sometimes things were really lean), however it brought us closer together, enriching the lives and minds of those of us who invested our time and thoughts via the numerous Blog discussions conceived by FEd down the years.

      I’s like to think that I speak for many Irregulars here, when I say that we’re all the wiser for having shared our life experiences via this conduit, brought together by the admiration and love of David’s music.

      So, if that makes us hardcore and prevents you from obtaining a ticket, then I’m sorry. However, please feel free to join us in the future Blogs on an Irregular basis, in the coming weeks, months and years and then, who knows, FEd might find the time to include you and your hardcore colleagues for any future tours that David may decide to undertake beyond next September.

      If you can’t beat them, join them. Otherwise, get over it.

    2. You make some fair points and I’m sorry you’re unhappy, Scott.

      Take away all the smiling people grateful to have had the opportunity to get their tickets early and a presale is a massive waste of time. But when the touts buy up all the tickets on Friday and immediately start selling them for silly money to desperate fans, which is what we’ve come to expect (and the fans keep buying them because their love or need or whatever you want to call it is so great and we’re all going to die and we can’t take it with us so what does it matter how much it costs to be there when I’ve never seen David in concert before and might never get another chance?), it’ll be a different story.

      I’d love to know how you could guarantee that the people who most want to see David perform but have never had the opportunity, or have only seen him once or twice rather than a dozen times or more, should be allowed tickets but not everybody else, I really would. Do we colour-code everyone according to how many gigs they’ve been to and send the yellows the password first, then the purples an hour or so later, but make the blues wait until last (that is if they get to hear about it at all, the bastards)? Prepare a census? We should probably make people take a lie-detector test or agree to hypnosis, because I don’t think everyone tells the truth or plays fair when they want something and believe they’re entitled to it.

      The Blog’s been around for some time now. Since pre-Facebook times in fact. Social media has changed the internet – changed all of us – and not always for the better. David, surprisingly, still employs me to do a job here even though we have Facebook now, which is miles better in many respects. If he and his people still want to use the Blog, rather than social media or wherever else these more deserving fans are to be found (you tell me where to find them), that’s their decision; I more or less just do what I’m told and try to make the best of it with varying degrees of success.

      I do understand what you’re saying and happen to agree a little because I have a clear set of what’s right and wrong and try to be as even-handed as possible. I’m also disappointed because, if anyone has messed up this presale, it’s those very “hardcore” fans (your word, not mine) that couldn’t keep the details to themselves, saw a chance to profit and/or show off to Facebook and forum friends, and allowed countless others to access tickets before they even needed to know about them. But it’s easier to do nothing than to try and make something better, isn’t it? And this presale has been better than previous ones.

      1. FEd, you’re doing a great job on the blog and it’s great to pop in here once in a while, especially during the times when David’s not so active! I completely understand that I didn’t get a passcode, after all I haven’t contributed here for the best part of a decade!

        Keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Cry me a river Scott. The bitterness is just reeking out of that post. As bad as the touts? You’ve got the general sale on Friday, though I certainly won’t shed a tear for you if you miss out after posting that nonsense, you couldn’t mark your neck with a blow torch mate.

      I’d rather see David in a more intimate setting, you’d rather see him in a large venue, well he can’t please everyone and is entitled to play where he wants when he wants. I think FEd has readily admitted that it’s not a perfect system, you simply can’t please everyone, however he has come up with a way of doing things that seems fairest, unless of course you’re not a regular contributor and and are taking the huff because you want a presale code and can’t get it.

      Where’s the ‘hardcore’ crap coming from anyway? Who said that? And you keep talking about people not ‘getting a chance’, but the general sales give everyone a chance so what exactly are you talking about? How can you not be good at getting tickets? You just get on Ticketmaster or you ring the number and if and when you get through you pay for them, I’ve got a ton of concert tickets in general sales, you just need to make a bit of effort to get in there early and have a means of paying. I’ve been to see David and Roger at times when I’ve been flat broke, I managed to get tickets to see Roger in a general sale and I used my credit card and racked up some debt to do so, so not everyone going to these gigs is getting a nice easy time of it. Incidentally I’m still paying off bills I accumulated to go to Brighton in September.

      Would it be better to not have a presale you ask? It might be better for your blood pressure and it might help you stop sucking on bitter lemons but ultimately it’ll lead to touts flogging front row seats for several hundreds of pounds if not more, so really when you think about it that’s a rather stupid question to ask. I mean is that scenario really more appealing to you than having the best tickets in the hands of Gilmour fans who frequent his webpage and keep an eye out for these sorts of gigs? or are you that bitter that you’d rather see some greedy bastard snap them up and stick them on Stubhub for 10 times the price?

      If you’ve got a better way of doing it then let’s hear it. People like us buying up a small portion of the tickets before the general sale are making it impossible for other people to go and see them? Yeah I don’t think so.

      The bottom line is, it’s not a perfect system, but its the fairest one that can be used.

  60. Poor old Fed, you’ve had a beast of a day but made a lot of people happy which seems rather unfair.

    The people you reached out to and helped are truly grateful and appreciative – the others, well they show themselves up as being a bit slow to catch on. Perhaps they’ll be in pole position for the ‘Care Home’ tour of 2025 ….

    1. ‘Care Home’ Tour 2025. Love it Tim.

      With Bob Zimmerman supporting, no doubt (if he’s still around). Wheelchair owners only need apply for the presale.

      1. I’m sure his Bobness would be thrilled …

        By the way, a friend and big fan (he’s Dutch but strangely not hardcore) who I didn’t share the code with (being a reliable sort) got tickets this morning in the normal way so the system seems to be working nicely from where I’m sitting.

        1. tim_c:

          Registered with the website and placed orders in the shop in the past and got an email this morning in the form of a newsletter from davidgilmour.com that I frequently get for a presale today between 11am and 4pm UK time only.

          Had no problem getting tickets this way so very pleased. Surely I am not the only one?

          Big fan yes. but somehow never got really involved with the blog, so fair play for all of you that got their tickets through here yesterday.

  61. “where have you been all this time?”

    Good night Fed….ok, you just remembered to me that I forgot with difficulties this question, that I made me after the show in Florence on about where I was when music history was written with David and Floyd’s adventures, not about any pre-sales or whatever……

    And now you let me go to sleep with this tremendous regret again??? My fault…

    Anyway, good attention and the right care to the historical followers giving them this privilege.

    Now, please give me a favour: if in case you will return again in Italy for some shows, ask expressly to the Italian organizer to set the same ticket limit as did normally at the RAH, for example, because we suffered a lot the fast disappearing of the tickets, and some of them have been sold through private web sites recharging too much the price, just with the goal to make as much profit as possible, regardless to the art.

    I had been very lucky in the first tour round, I’m not sure I will for a second.

    For sure, I won’t be with my wife (and with our second coming child, she was pregnant when we were in Florence). But for sure I’ll do my best to attend to a second, eventually, with our first 5 yo child. I promised to him.

    OK, let me start to train my fingers…

  62. Hi FEd

    Just wanted to get in touch rather than to comment on site but up to you whether you publish…

    First, DON’T beat yourself up – you do a great job from what I’ve seen!

    Just a few comments on presale yes you / DG should continue to do it for fans but……needs to be email as you have done this time…needs to be the opportunity for newbies to join / get access……as one of the other contributors said not all fans comment regularly. I didn’t get tickets for RAH as missed presale & then RAH sold out super quick. I managed to get a ticket from a fan outside the Brighton event but now likely to miss out again while some fans will have been to multiple RAH shows this year and have tickets for next year. Perhaps some sort of rotation basis.

    Also needs to be clear to fans about different DG sites – just checked my inbox and I have an email from 2007 from DG newsletter but mainly product sales rather than tickets etc.

    I’ve only commented on here once before (I think) – pointing people in the direction of other DG interviews including one in which he mentioned these 2016 dates (ironic) & also got behind his charity request.

    I’ll take my chances with Ticketmaster & touts & fans but don’t give up trying your best to look after fans. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Those are good suggestions, Dan. Thanks for offering something for consideration. That’s so much more helpful and interesting than those who are complaining.

  63. Scott, I am sorry you didn’t get the passcode but having been at some of the RAH shows this year, there were enough seats being sold the day of the show that everyone who wanted to be there got in. A woman sitting near me said she got a single front arena ticket the day of. Personally I would have preferred seeing DG in an intimate setting stateside. It would spare me the expense of an intercontinental flight and losing holiday leave to travel time but I couldn’t get through the Ticketmaster site would be at the mercy of scalpers otherwise. Out of principle I am not going to be exploited nor do I have the expendable finances to just throw that kind of money away. Can you believe it would cost as much as my flight and similarly located ticket if I were to pay a tout’s inflated prices?

    Like you I was shut out of attending my local shows and as of writing this, Stubhub has many tickets for the Radio City gig listed at exorbitant prices before tickets have even gone on sale! Trust me, in NYC people will pay those prices – after all it is the finance capital of the world. Clearly the presale was being abused but unless you are willing to pay or if you were lucky enough to get through, you are not getting in.

    Your comments are out of line — DG, Fed and company are thoughtfully trying to counter a systemic problem that only allows those people willing to pay the premium into the show while excluding everyone else. Because of this, the vibe in NYC will be very different than the show the RAH.

    It would be unreasonable to buy a transatlantic flight if I didn’t have a ticket beforehand but it sounds like you might live close enough to make the journey into London on the day of the show. Your chances of getting in are pretty high.

  64. I haven’t received an email with password and have looked in here regularly, what’s going on?

  65. Ooooh blast. I know I haven’t commented for a while, but I didn’t get a code. ๐Ÿ™

    Fed, if you’d like to send me a code, that would be *lovely*. And if not, I understand and will join the scrum on Friday. x

      1. We cross fingers and hope to see David again in Italy, maybe in some suggestive places like Piazza San Marco in Venice, or Teatro Antico in Taormina.

        Someone few years ago made also a little, intimate concert inside the Coliseum, in Rome. It could be a really crazy idea… ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. This is great!

    I’ve got a new email, the one I used to post and comment here is gone. So I don’t know if I got the email.

    Wish me luck on Friday,
    Sami

  67. I’ve read down ALL the comments of this post and the previous one about Radio city.

    FeD, I really don’t know how you can do after a couple of days like these (plus the organization behind) to be calm with the ones who “didn’t understand”, and ironic with silly people. I love British humour, but I think even Gandhi at some point would have stopped and exploded into angriness. You didn’t.

    I really admire you and appreciate what you do for us and the way you do it, but you already know it.
    Just wanted to point it after tons of comments read.

    Have a beautiful day.

  68. What a Christmas Present! We booked 2 nights (29.,30.09.2016) in RAH. I am so happy!!

    Thank you very much, Fed!

    Best Wishes from Berlin
    Ina

  69. Hi Fed, thanks, thanks and thanks for the magic link. I managed to get 3 tickets for the Sunday show, 5th row and I can’t wait. I have seen this show already a few times (Brighton, Verona, Orange, London) and I can’t wait to see it again, especially when the cravings will be really severe (I can spend one year max without a Floyd related live show).

    It would be great if David would change things a bit maybe, some songs from “David Gilmour” are recently high up on the list of the favorites of many fans around the world..

  70. I joined the blog many years ago and also done comments even if it was a long time ago.

    I did not receive any code, can you please send me the code?

    Best regards,
    Patrick

    1. I see three comments in all from you. Please can you send me another e-mail address that you might have used previously, so I can decide if you have made a greater contribution than three comments in all, one of which asks for the code? If that was enough to qualify, I’d be sending the code to at least 50 times as many people and that would be an even greater waste of time.

  71. FEd, please don’t feel angry about certain people banging on about codes. You have brought immense pleasure to a lot of fans.

    Good for you, friend.

  72. I did not know this blog existed until now, and I need a code to get presale passcode!!!!!!! Along with many genuine fans I managed to get a ticket for the Albert Hall 2015 (best concert I have ever been to). First saw David at Earls Court 1980 and just hope we can get tickets on Friday. Also wish I knew about this blog earlier along with others.

  73. Presale code….. who deserve it?

    I see many people asking for the code and others asking why they didn’t get the code, like the name of presale, this was a Blogger’s presale, not a hardcore fan presale, lovely fan presale, never seen David presale, etc.

    The discussion is then, who’s a blogger and who not, and I agree with FEd when he have a list of regular people who comments, chat, etc. over the past blog years. None can be a “blogger” if only did a comment yesterday or one the last year or five years ago, I’m in chat room almost every week and always we are the same persons, I’m sure this Friday chat will be full of new people, just to be “in the list”.

    Go on with this work FEd, you make a great job.

    1. The “regular irregulars”.

      Ok, shame on me, but I had to say that. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Maxinux, see you tomorrow, finally a chat when I’m free from work, I haven’t talked to you guys for some weeks… We’ll see how many people will come inside asking codes with popcorn and beer… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  74. Just received a presale code via the DG newsletter. Nice one! Was that down to you FEd or was that always the plan? That’s made my day.

  75. hello, fantastic news the new 4 gigs in London.

    by the way I hope to see you live again in Italy next year.

    see soon
    christian

  76. Just been reading through the comments here and I have to say, FEd, you have the patience of a Santa.

    I admit to being much more involved with the blog in its early days – back when everything was in black & white and Snickers & Starburst were still called Marathon & Opal Fruits – but I’m still welcomed back whenever I poke my head in the door, and I appreciate that.

    The way this pre-sale has been handled has been exceptional and all credit to you and the team that put it together – don’t allow the minority to make you wonder if it was worthwhile.

    Just the 9 1/2 months to wait now (Ooh, didn’t they make a film called that?)

  77. Hi Fed.

    I didn’t receive an e-mail with the code.

    I attended 3 of the London shows last year plus Brighton.

    However, I did receive a code for the Radio City Hall so I guess I’m considered “eligible” that’s why I’m asking really.

    Sorry if I’m coming across as a bit of a…. I don’t know what really…. I wouldn’t dare deem myself eligible only that I did get the code for New York the other day.

    1. I’m really sorry to hear that, Shane. You should have received two from me this week, you were on the list. Please have another look in your spam folder.

      I’ve just e-mailed you again, although you might have seen the passcode already courtesy of another mailing today…?

      1. I just want to say to you guys and everyone that thinks that ‘Pre-sales’ are legitimate, a ‘Merry little f**k you’.

        I just wanted a chance to see Gilmour live with my parents *once*. Just *once* in my life. We all know how difficult it is to get the tickets, and to worsen it some of you guys got the chance to go in front of everyone that doesn’t belong to your circklejerk. I’m pretty sure most of you have seen him live “countless” times, and are going to seem him in many other venues and still use the ‘Pre-sale’ codes, screwing everyone else that wants to see him live *once*.

        I can’t really understand how you think it’s right to push in front of everyone else.

        1. ‘Angry and F**ing Rude’, that’s your name, no?

          Sorry, I’m not British, what does ‘circKlejerk’ mean? ๐Ÿ˜€

          Where’s your pointy stick, FEd?

          1. I put it away, it’s hidden in the attic, so that I don’t embarrass myself in front of Mario again.

            (Mario, I’m trying…)

          2. “Sorry, Iโ€™m not British, what does โ€˜circKlejerkโ€™ mean?”

            Good on you, you’ve found a typo…

            “โ€˜Angry and F**ing Rudeโ€™, thatโ€™s your name, no?”

            I’m really really sorry I’ve used those words, no excuse for that. I lost my temper because, again, I wasn’t able to get tickets to a London venue. I still find this whole thing idiotic, but hey, opinions.

        2. Angry . . . if you were such a big fan, you could have googled David Gilmour anytime during the past ten years (when this site first started). David’s site and blog are right there at the top of the page.

          On inspection you would have found the blog and could have joined.

          You too would have been in the fortunate position a lot of us found ourselves in. It was a complete surprise and very generous of David. It seems, that he wanted to (thank bloggers perhaps?) offer tickets to bloggers first.

          None of us expected it and we haven’t been here all these years waiting for this. It was something special and you’re just jealous so go and wither in your angry jealousy and stop attacking Fed and David and us bloggers.

          There AREN’T 5000 of us (the seating capacity of the Royal Albert Hall). WE haven’t prevented people from buying tickets. It’s volume of buyers. You were simply unlucky so stop blaming us for your missing out. Many of us have missed out on tickets for David or other artists over the years. Get over it!

          I think you owe Fed and David’s team an apology. You’ve got a cheek!

          ash

          1. If you read carefully you’d find that I am not against me not having a pre-code. I’m complaining they exist at all! At least in this format. OK, I get that some of you might get a reward for whatever you’ve been doing in here. There aren’t 5000 of you, who got the pre-code invitation, but the fact that you can pass this code along to your friends, families and so on (and I’m pretty sure a lot of you did, don’t deny it) makes a dent on the number of tickets available. Couple that with the fact that is already difficult (which is normal) to get a ticket on general sales…

        3. Angry,

          You’re making a lot of assumptions in your post. I have NEVER seen the Floyd or David play live. I have been a huge fan since I was a teenager but – for various reasons I don’t need to go into – I was never able to pull it off. I will be seeing him for the first time in March at the Hollywood Bowl.

          I was not a part of this list until last summer. I bought tickets like everyone else, after they went on sale to the general public. I checked this site, interested in sharing the excitement about seeing David play live again, and looking for information on a possible northern California show (where I’m from). I shared my ecstatic enthusiasm with everyone on the list. And believe me, I was ecstatic about getting tickets to see David play live. After that I was ‘in’. It was that simple. Just being a polite, positive, enthusiastic poster. I didn’t expect any ‘reward’. The pre-sale was a complete surprise. To me, it reflected a sense of gratitude to long-time fans/bloggers and was a very gracious move on the part of David and his management.

          I understand your disappointment, but that’s no reason to go off on Fed, David Gilmour, his management, or the people on this list. I’d encourage you to “Take a breath, take a deep breath now…” before posting something so thoughtless on a public forum. And, I do hope you’re able to get tickets.

          1. Like I said. I’m mostly complaining on the fact that pre-codes can be used by everyone. Not just those who got the ‘invitation’.

        4. Mate, so if it was David Gilmour who decided that there should be a presale code do you still think he’s wrong?

          1. Wow you’re on fire. It’s the 2nd fantastic comparison and/or analogy you make… Let me try too: if your favourite band/artist started kicking dogs, would you applaud?…

            In the present format of this presale codes yes, I’d still think it’s unfair no matter who made the decision. You want to reward someone with presale codes? Fair enough, you have a point, but make them so that only the people who received them can use them. After the tickets for the first venues were sold out, I was checking social media and forums to see if anyone I knew got the tickets. Lo and behold, several people posting their codes or saying they got the codes from friends/family.

            You’ve made your point, if Mr Gilmour or his team want to reward a selected few for keeping a supportive and active community, like I said, fair enough. The format is broken, though.

            1. You want to reward someone with presale codes? Fair enough, you have a point, but make them so that only the people who received them can use them. After the tickets for the first venues were sold out, I was checking social media and forums to see if anyone I knew got the tickets. Lo and behold, several people posting their codes or saying they got the codes from friends/family.

              I think that’s fair comment; I know for a fact that “bloggers” who were given the code and asked to keep it to themselves shared it, and shame on them for doing so.

              That’s the final word on this matter, so no more attacking Angry for making a valid point. If you want to criticise anyone, criticise the self-entitled few who I sure as hell don’t want to help any more.

    2. Feeling pretty bad I missed out on the presale. I did comment years and years ago but seems like this was missed. ๐Ÿ™ Not a problem, will have to wrestle with the general sale.

  78. How can people manage to get in on the day? When I attended the Oberhausen show in September they were checking more or less everyone for ID.

  79. Cheers Fed for the ticket info, got two tickets for the last RAH date, this man is costing me a fortune, but Mr Gilmour’s shows are worth every hard earned penny…!

  80. …THANX so much FEd & DAVID for the Mail for the presale again!! Made it and booked Tickets for 2 Shows!! Thanks again…

    Pete from Germany

  81. I can really understand that the pre-sale code was only sent to “real” fans joining this blog. In your country it’s a huge problem to get tickets for such concerts.

    But I am also sad that I have to wait until tomorrow for a small chance to get 2 tickets as a birthday present for my husband. With all the extra costs for flight and hotel everyone can be sure that I won’t resell the tickets.

    BTW: What about the concert in Cologne in July? When will it be confirmed?

  82. Guys, please! Need pre-sale code! This year I went to shows at RAH, want to do it again this year! My E-mail is […] Thank you!

    1. Sorry, but I have to say that:

      Could everybody please stop asking for presale codes?

      As you read through the older comments you know that you won’t get them and it’s getting really annoying at some point.

      I understand that you just want to ensure to get tickets for such a great event, but everybody wants that. If everybody gets the code nothing will be left for the people that try on general sale. As FEd said, there are a lot of tickets left for the general sale, so try on that one and I’m sure you’ll be fine.

      The Presale Codes are a great opportunity for some of us and we all appreciate them and the work behind them very much. When you contribute to this blog you’ll be on the list someday too. Also everybody subscribed to Mr. Gilmour’s Mailing List gets Presale Codes for a lot of shows too, so maybe you want to try that for the next time. I know I’m not the person to tell you this, but I think that FEd is just too annoyed to answer this question for the hundredth time and I really understand him.

      Good luck on Friday!

  83. I have followed The Blog since the beginning, and I purchased tickets to the 2015 Albert Hall shows with a code from this site. However, to the best of my knowledge, I did not receive e-mails advising of the RCMH show or London 2016. This is very disappointing for a loyal Gilmour enthusiast.

    I hope the people who are lucky enough to secure tickets enjoy those concerts while I remain content to attend two shows in Chicago and another at the Hollywood Bowl with my 9-year old son.

  84. Thanks for the email FEd. Luckily the London email came through as normal but I did notice that the American email the day before was in my spam filter. All your other emails have always been fine, so maybe it was just my email account trying to stop me thinking about going to America for a holiday? Can’t decide if the spam filter’s really good or really bad!

    Thanks anyway.

  85. Hello everyone!

    Let me just say Thank You to the nice person who sent out the newsletters with the presale code earlier today. This made it possible for me to buy a ticket for my dear wife and myself.

    Have a nice day!
    -Tom

  86. Loving all this touring! What a great year/2 years we have been blessed with!

    Think it will be a RTL tour, or just some straight up rarities!?!?!?

    1. One could hope for the latter, I would settle for some guest appearances, a la RTN…

  87. Thank you so much for the pre sale fed, got tickets for the Thursday, happiest man in Scotland. Floyd at Knebworth 90, Earls Court 94, Brighton and RAH this year, more to come next, so so happy.

    Thank you, thank you.

  88. Well, this has been a rather entertaining post. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Be careful what you wish for FEd, you may find yourself with a few hundred thousand commenters here every day all hoping for the next presale codes. ๐Ÿ˜€

  89. Hello!

    I saw Gilmour 2015 Sep 23 and 25, it was amazing concert, I hope to see him next year.

  90. Will be hoping to get a ticket tomorrow!

    Saw the show on the 25th of September this year, Magical.

    Will be traveling from Sweden once again. ๐Ÿ˜€

    How can I join your email list? Been reading this blogg for ages but I have not taken the step to join the page.

    Regards

    1. You join in and comment often enough and you’ll make it there someday.

      The best of luck for tomorrow. Let us know how it goes.

      1. I see, I thought I needed to register on the site.

        Went fine! Got tickets on the 29th like I wanted. Nerve wracking hour of queuing between 9-10. Was a few other concerts that also released their tickets, so the site was kind of full of non-Gilmour-fans as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

        I’m very happy with the turnout.

        Thanks for running this superb blog. Always my go to site.

        Gustav

  91. I received today pwd for pre-sale, from David Mailing list, but I didn’t know ๐Ÿ™ and I just saw it too late. No ticket for me today I will try tomorrow. Last September I was so lucky to be on the east choir 1st row first night and stall L 3rd row the second night. I was great both nights!!!!….I hope for tomorrow.

  92. Pure joy is the only way I can describe the feeling of knowing I will see the amazing David Gilmour and his magnificent band again live.

    I’m sure I speak for many when I say a massive thank you Fed, so very much appreciated.

  93. Hi FEd,

    You’ve the patience of a saint and a lot of this, I was a fan way back when and busked with David in France when he was a lad are wearing a bit thin! I’ve been through many disappointments and upsets in my life; as we all have. However, the difference is I’ve never whinged about or bemoaned my luck or otherwise. Sometimes, we just have to accept things as they are and just get on with it!

    You have our backs mate!

    Shine on…..
    John ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. Well, what a week; personally with wife having op on her women’s bits then our grown up daughter having a problem with her pet. Missing out on Floyd 7″ then finding out that a local shop had a copy left on Mon; I visited Wed. Then this blog issuing code for tickets to the chosen ones; I was not a member of this sanctum, so lost out. Only to receive a code from Gilmour’s record company then not reading said email ’till 12.35 today while on a 3 hr journey to mother in law’s with aforementioned wife and daughter for weekend. To say the journey was fractious is an understatement. Dual carriageway most of way and behind so many lorries. Still all ends well, found a record, albeit above market price, but well below silly money and also made it to a wifi zone in time to be able to use ticket code and order a ticket. Wowzers!! Yippee!!

    Regards to all and seasons greetings and contrifibularities to all.
    Carl Jacobs

  95. Yesterday I was sad that I’m a lazy dog and didn’t comment here often (of course I am a resistant reader).

    But today, after the mailing list presale, I’m happy to say:

    I’LL BE BACK in the HALL on Friday (30.09).

  96. I managed to get tickets for the Thursday and Friday. I also had the ‘checking..’ going on forever, but decided to risk a refresh and then everything was OK. ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided to phone them as well. I was on hold for some time, but would really recommend this as a) they are very helpful and b) you can choose your seats instead of the machine allocated ones.

    Glad you got your tickets Ash! No doubt me and Becky will be bumping into you every five minutes like last time… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have been so busy, I never even got the chance to say how much I enjoyed the shows this September! And also great to meet up with everyone beforehand, although sorry I missed several people. Pete from Cov – I think you should take the day off next time!

    And Thanks FEd. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Martin.

  97. fed, thnx you so so much, it means so much to us to see mr. gilmour live again. no words can describe it!!! my girlfriend and me just can wait to have a magic night with best music genius in rah!!!!

    vilim & mirela

  98. FEd, are you getting geared up for the next round of tour dates? Unless I’m mistaken, this will be David’s first time performing in Brazil, Argentina, or Chile ~ how exciting for those in South America who have been waiting for so long!

    Good work by yourself, FEd, on keeping Irregulars informed and ‘in the loop’, not just now but for the past 10 years, as well! The Blog has been, and continues to be, a fantastic shared experience for so many of us out here, I don’t know how to thank you, David and Polly. (At the risk of sounding like a sycophant … )

    There are a whole bunch of Irregulars — from near and far — getting together in Los Angeles in March for those concerts. The group will include one of the youngest original Irregulars and a couple of the oldest, myself and Thomas laying claim to those titles!

    That’s all for now. Take care, FEd, and keep up the good work — it is greatly appreciated!

    Peace and love to all ~

    1. I’m the “far” contingent.

      Really looking forward to meeting you all in March. It promises to be a magical few days Gabrielle.

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, Ken, you are the “far” contingent. The distance you’ll be traveling makes my 3000-mile round trip seem like a trip around the block! And, yes, it does promise to be a magical few days that I must say I’ve been happily anticipating long before there was any actual evidence of a new album, much less a tour.

  99. I’m still pinching myself that I got lucky with the code to get tickets for the 1st night at RAH this year – then I scored one for Brighton. That said, I can fully understand and accept the reason why the code was restricted this time. Why, why, oh bloody hell why can’t the cretins who have persistently asked for codes (when they damn well KNOW it’s not going to happen!) keep banging on about how unfair it is?

    I’m not sure yet about trying for tickets for next year as it seems that the only tickets left are restricted view, although I’m sorely tempted to go mad and book a hospitality package!

    I’ve also been wondering if there’s the remotest chance that DG might add more dates and actually play outside the Capital – Birmingham, Manchester, maybe even venture north of the border up here in Glasgow? We got a great new venue two years ago, the fantastic 12000 seat Hydro Arena which David would just love to play in! Any whispers in that direction Fed?

  100. Hello. I think this is the first time I post at comment. Not because I’ve never wanted to, but because I’m a bit nervous about writing English.

    Anyway, I was lucky enough, thanks to the last pre-sale code, to go to London and finally be able to see David live for the first time. It was a dream come true. I was so grateful. I’ve been a fan for so many years, but just never had the chance before. Then I was listening to the radio interview and heard him talk about next September. My heart skipped a beat! And I decided to do whatever I can to get tickets to next September. Then this pre-sale started again yesterday and I did ask if an angel would share the code with me. No respond! I then realized that I would spend Friday in a phone queue and I really thought to myself that even if I miss out this time that I’ve at least been lucky enough to experience him live once!

    Then, for me, out of the blue, an e-mail from DG.com arrived with a code! My heart skipped 2 beats! Today I got tickets for 2 nights and I feel like the luckiest girl on earth. Good things comes to those who wait. All you need is patience and of course some cash. It’s a good thing that September is far away so I can start to save up money for the trip.

    I really don’t know what I write this long, but I think I just like to say that I like reading this blog and you are doing a great job. It is a very good thing that people get the chance to get tickets thru this blog. It’s actually an amazing thing you are doing here! I want to be more than just a reader from now, because I think there are a lot of amazing people in here!

    Keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Turid

      You should not be nervous about writing English – you do it very well so maybe we will hear a little more from you in future?

      1. Thank you tim_c. Yes I will try to be more active on this blog and not only on facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. To all who saw this year’s show and have played the album to distraction, yes I saw the Brighton gig and enjoy the new album. Hopefully given DG’s comments re Pink Floyd I was for this year’s shows and therefore am hoping for next year’s, more solo, particularly from his first solo album. I have to say it is still my favourite, songs such as Short And Sweet (written with old friend Roy Harper, there I’ve dared to mention his name) Mihalis and also There’s No Way Out Of Here should be included in favour of the usual Floyd stuff that he has sort of closed the door on and in my opinion is a little hypocritical in relying so much on. Be bold sir and go for it.

    Regards to all
    Carl

    1. Wasn’t there a question on Twitter what song from that album that would suit to be played live? That got my hopes up for the RAH dates this year, perhaps he’s saving them?

  102. The mailing list email said the code was only valid until 16.00, but I only just noticed the email, so I thought I’d try anyway and it worked!

    Roll on next September.

  103. I received loud and clear Fed. Now I just need the air and accommadations. LOL.

    Keep up the great work. I do hope You get a ticket, rightfully so.

  104. Hi all. Is anyone else wishing their life away or is it just me? Fed, I do hope you slept well last night and didn’t wake up in cold, that’s cold not code, sweats. Sorry couldn’t resist.

    Damian

  105. I’m subscribed to “the blog ” since 08 April 2009. haven’t got an email with a code…. ๐Ÿ™

    Attended two of David’s amazing shows in RAH this year with my family (VIP tickets)… Hope to be able to buy tickets very close to the stage to the show in 2016.

  106. Hello Floydians.

    Thanks so much for the mail with the presale code. I was able to order 4 tickets for me and 3 friends. Now the fact is that there may be a chance that I wont be able to get there (family issues). To make long story short. Tickets are on my name, I can’t go. Would my friends get in if I gave (in worst case) my ID along with them? Would be terrible for them to not get in just because I couldn’t make it. People who have been already in RAH?

    Orange was awesome! Greets!

    1. You should call the Royal Albert Hall and explain. They do check ID and turn people away at the doors, and rightly so, because ticket touts can also tell a good story or tell the people to whom they’ve sold tickets how to tell a good one. It’s not a risk I’d take with tickets being so expensive.

      1. Thanks for the reply. So you think I should call the RAH? And if I explain why would they believe me and don’t think I’m a tout? I should’ve been smarter and chosen one of my friends names to be on the tickets and not mine. But I was so excited about the news and my mind wasn’t thinking straight for a couple of hours.

        1. It has to be worth a call or e-mail. They really are very nice at the Albert Hall. Good luck!

    2. Hi, this happened to me … I rang RAH and I sold them back to the Hall and my friends were on same line, they re-bought in their name.

      Hope this helps.

  107. So this is the first I’ve seen of this site, I am subscribed to fansites and once again trying to get tickets for the man himself, reading the terms etc. from Albert Hall. I think, great, at least everyone will have a fair cracking at going this time, not like last time: sold out everywhere as they went on sale, so I think perhaps Mr G has listened to the fans’ complaints about it. Then check web site this morning on waking and see “click here if you have a pre sale code.” WTF!!! So would expect that come 10 am the tickets will all be gone to the “true fans” with their pre sale codes!!! Surely this is making it as unfair as last time when thousands missed out, or am I just bitter as I am not (after over 25 years of following Floyd) in the clique with the real fans that have time to blog etc.?

    1. “True fans”, “real fans”, “hardcore fans”… I’m not sure that any of these labels mean anything any more but that’s a debate for another time (and place because I couldn’t bear it).

      Anyway, I’m sorry you haven’t heard of David’s official website – DavidGilmour.com, surely the fansites have mentioned it once or twice? – and couldn’t at the very least sign up to his mailing list if not leave the occasional comment here whenever it’s become known that doing so is advantageous.

      I appreciate your comment about everyone having a fair crack (or not, as so many people have been able to buy their tickets already) and really hope you’ll be lucky today. However, I remain unconvinced that having no pre-sale whatsoever, and the full allocation of tickets going on sale in a general sale, would be so different to everybody who considers themselves a “real fan” getting the password. Isn’t it pretty much exactly the same, the only difference being that this way, those who signed up for an official mailing list or make use of a part of his official site set up to engage with his fans right from the start (and before social media, that’s important as it has changed everything so much) get a chance to beat the rush for tickets?

      I would love to hear suggestions because this way is clearly not perfect, I am saddened when comments such as yours come in and would like to be able to propose to the people who make these decisions (it wasn’t mine, although I salute those who made it because they are at least trying to help the fans beat the touts, even though too many “real fans” end up enabling the touts by spreading the password when they were asked to keep it secret) that there is another way and it might be worth giving it a try.

      1. “(…) those who signed up for an official mailing list or make use of a part of his official site set up to engage with his fans right from the start (and before social media, thatโ€™s important as it has changed everything so much) get a chance to beat the rush for tickets? (…)”

        And how do you even think this is fair? It’s unbelievable….

        1. It’s fairly common practice, signing up for mailing lists, isn’t it? Probably takes all of thirty seconds to do – once – and you get occasional updates delivered to your inbox which might be of interest, even some benefit. How could that be unfair? Had you signed up, would you, on principle, refuse to participate in a pre-sale because you consider it so terribly unfair? Of course not.

          OK, I’ll give you that it’s a little unfair. I’m obviously biased, but I have a strong sense of what’s right and what’s wrong, so hear me out: I don’t know how many people received the password via the mailing list but imagine it’s a huge number, so I think there could be an element of unfairness in that all you had to do to get the password is spend thirty seconds signing up to gain such an advantage. At least the small number of people who got it from me a day earlier did more than that to get it.

          (I accept there’s some unfairness in there, too, because those people get every heads-up and some of them have done really, really well out of this little part of David’s site as a result.)

          That said, I don’t want people now leaving (brief, sycophantic, repetitive, patronising) comments here, on the off-chance that they might get something for their trouble at a later time; I want discussion and interesting points of view. But, with a hundred requests on our time and so much of it spent online where there are countless other things to do (I mention Facebook again, it wasn’t around when we started this), as well as long stretches without any news updates, activity from David or interesting content from me (yes, I must try harder), I know and should bloody well hope that you lot have better places to be.

          By the way, if we ever did another pre-sale for bloggers, my small list – absolutely tiny in comparison to the mailing list – will sure as hell be purged ruthlessly so that even fewer people receive it. That won’t stop some of them from sending it to their friends, though.

          1. “(…) Had you signed up, would you, on principle, refuse to participate in a pre-sale because you consider it so terribly unfair? Of course not.”

            Yes I would. I already knew about this ‘Pre-sale’ thing and how it worked, when I tried to buy a ticket for the 1st venues in London, this year, and still refused to signup for the mailling-list. And yes, it’s completely unfair.

            1. Fair enough, you didn’t sign up. The question was: if you had signed up (way back in 2005, or whenever) and received the password and link yesterday, would you have used it? I think you would have.

        2. What prevents you to do so too? Subscribing to the mailing list takes less than a minute and contributing to the blog is also not taking much time and can actually be enriching your life!

          So you think it’s more fair to let some stupid scalpers buy up all the good tickets on general sale, so they can then sell them for enormous prices on eBay or viagogo, because that’s what would happen! There are lots of tickets left for the general sale though, so where’s your problem?

          This is the fairest way possible to ensure that (most of) the true fans get the good tickets, by still giving anybody else who didn’t receive this code the chance to buy tickets!

      2. Think I got a speeding ticket yesterday. Truth if I had known the mobile camera was round the corner I would have been doing the speed limit, it’s not fair. Kind of same argument people keep oppressing Fed with.

        Damian was doing 33 in a 30 so fingers crossed.

        1. Oh no, don’t even joke about that. I think I did just get one. I might have been doing 36 in a 30 zone. Downhill. On a quiet road. With kids at school. For Christ’s sake.

          1. Yeah I may be be kidding myself, I was doing 36 more like. The song Rattle That Lock was playing so it’s David’s fault, LOL.

        2. I’m not complaining that I did not get a Pre-sale code. I’m complaining they exist at all…

          How is this situation even comparable to the one you mentioned?

      3. Why was my comment deleted? What is wrong in saying that this whole ‘Pre-sales for the special group’ thing is completely unjust? My comment was not disrespectful and contained just an opinion. Getting a ticket is already difficult and is worsened by the fact that you guys think you’re above everyone else, because of your little circlejerk group of ‘True Fans’.

        What is the point of having an appointed date to start selling if a good portion of tickets are sold already? Some mentalities are just unbelievable…

        1. It wasn’t deleted. Please look again.

          You’re as good at this as you are at buying tickets, I see.

          (Sorry, Mario…)

          1. Maybe is a scalper who doesn’t have first row to resell and is complaining about this…

            Uhm, maybe not, scalpers are crafty, they subscribe to mailing lists in order to get presale codes… ๐Ÿ˜€

        2. It’s no use crying over spilt water matey and at the end of the day, remember whose site this is.

          Damian

      4. No system is fool proof Fed and heavens knows there are plenty of fools about – but it seems to me that you’ve pitched it about right in terms of what you are trying to achieve.

        Obviously I’m biased (being one of the lucky / sensible / interested / dedicated users etc etc) but surely this being David’s ‘own’ site which he has kept going presumably because he likes the way it works AND the way you work Fed counts for something and this gesture is very much appreciated.

        Those who feel in some way left out or denied just need to get over it.

    2. @Steve: I don’t know a perfect solution. But be happy to be a fan of David Gilmour and not of some bands, who let their fans pay membership fees for “clubs” that give access to special presales. I’ve stopped going to U2 concerts because of that. On the current tour you could (no you HAD TO) become a fan club member (not for free!) on the eventim (like ticketmaster in Germany) website, before you were able to buy tickets!

  108. Managed to get some in a grand tier box first row for the Thursday show via the DG mailing list presale code yesterday – ‘excited’ is a massive understatement!

  109. Got 3 tickets for the Thu show. Now I can die in peace. Hopefully not before the show!

    Thank you kindly, FEd! Had I not visited the blog like crazy for the past few months (I missed out on this year’s tour) I wouldn’t have been able to get them. Strangely I didn’t receive any e-mail about these 2016 RAH shows from davidgilmour.com, although I am subscribed.

    So cheers to you, FEd!

  110. Got some in the circle, for the Friday night, thanks to my daughter on her laptop. We were both trying but she got there first. After seeing David in Brighton and Oberhausen I didn’t think I would ever see him perform again. Now to book some flights.

  111. So pleased that I managed to get tickets for the opening night in London next year. Was lucky enough to get tickets for earlier this year too. Really looking forward to it. And didn’t have the presales code so was really lucky to get in via the RAH queuing system. ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. For my two penneth worth, I think the system for allowing fans to get tickets before the main sale is admirable as is limiting purchases to just 4 per person too. It might be a little frustrating to those not blogging (not receiving the bloggers code my too few contributions have not deemed me worthy) but there was always the pre-sale code that came via the mailing list which, if you are a ‘true’ fan (whatever that may be), you would surely be subscribed to. A lot of the fan sites were also advising that pre-sale codes would be emailed to bloggers and mailing list subscribers so, unless you were on Mars at the time, you had a (small) chance of joining the mailing list at the very least. (Not being entirely sure, I rejoined the day before and ‘hey presto’ I received the code, so the system does work which is why I now have a ticket for each night! I’m not being smug – honest!)

    This, of course, is all designed to limit opportunities for touts to sell tickets on at exorbitant prices which can only be a good thing which cause even more fuss from those unlucky ticketless souls.

    At the end of the day there is always going to be a much higher demand than supply so the best you can do is accept that and be as prepared as you can be for the obvious ticket rush.

  113. Hi,

    I didn’t get tickets, I’m not bitter I was there in Sept, but I know the presale went past the advertised time yesterday, as somebody I know with a code, was in the site and put tickets into their basket at 5.25, but decided to decline them a 5.45.

    There is this point. You do not need to be a member of this site to be faithful, I’ve been diehard since the 70s. However you did deny all early rumours of a new album, when everybody diehard knew it was a reality, way before Polly tweeted.

    Just saying.

    1. That’s fair enough. I have to deny things until I’m allowed to confirm them – this is part of David’s official website with my information coming from David’s Management when they want it announced. Do you think that doesn’t irritate me sometimes? Because believe me, as an impatient and irritable sort, it does. But I can’t deal in speculation.

  114. FEd, it’s been tough on you, but at the end of the day, you did your best and quite a few of the irregulars will be at the concerts because of you. Take courage in that.

    Just out of curiosity, what percentage of tickets do you think sell through precodes as opposed to the public scrum? It can’t be many.

    While I’m here, can anyone put a finger on DG’s plectrums? I got one with my Rattle that Lock stuff, and it’s become my favourite pick. I’ve dozens of the damn things and I’ve never found one I’m really happy with until now. Thing is, I’ve no idea what brand it is or which pick it is? Gibson at a guess. Can someone nail it down for me so I can order a few more?

    1. Just out of curiosity, what percentage of tickets do you think sell through precodes as opposed to the public scrum? It canโ€™t be many.

      I don’t know, but I’d be interested to find out.

  115. Fed,

    I am delighted to say I scored two tickets for myself and my wife through yesterdays davidgilmour.com presale email. So elated and thankful.

    However, I also today acquired two further tickets for two friends through the general on sale with ease and frankly those people moaning that this system is unfair clearly don’t know how to buy tickets online in an effective manner.

    Alas you cannot please all of the people all of the time.

    Thanks for all your help this year and in the past. You and David Gilmour and his management are truly appreciated for all you do to assist fans.

    Regards

    Dave Metcalfe

    1. Thank you very much for that, Dave. I’m glad to hear you had some joy in the general sale today.

      Enjoy the concert!

  116. Just when I thought it would not happen, it did.

    I got your email with the code (a million thanks, FeD!), but I’m kind of in-between jobs now and I could not afford any purchase. I’m sure there must be other European gigs next year, so I decided to keep my fingers crossed for a show closer to Romania, so I could afford to go. I was very disappointed, though: I wanted to see David at the RAH earlier this year and money ended up being the issue then as well.

    Yesterday night, I visited a friend who’s a fan of my music, for a chat about our plans for a second album. The chat shifted from my music to what we both would like and I mentioned the RAH shows to him. The guy, a legitimate Heart of Gold, asked me if I want to go and I honestly could not say anything else but “yes”… and so it happens that an incredible act of generosity will take me and my girlfriend to the September 29 show.

    Amazing. I can’t wait to meet you all there, I can’t tell you how happy I am. Such a long wait ahead…

  117. I suspected we would be back at the RAH after the US tour finished. It’s nice to be right.

    Just hope I get those circle seats I had last time, front row circle, dead centre.

  118. You lucky guys who are going to London in 2016 to see David Gilmour.

    Hope there will be some concerts in Scandinavia ore Europe!

  119. I believe the allocation of codes is a fair one and kudos must go to everyone involved with this blog and David along with his management.

    I first discovered this blog around 10 years ago when I heard rumours that David was recording a new solo album. Since then I have had many hours of joy and laughs at the comments posted here and enjoy contributing the odd line or two, even winning a prize way back when. I think the real fans knew where to go, it seems there is a lot of interest of late now that the word is on the street (or social media if you like) that pre-sale codes are available here. While there may be true fans among all the ‘Johnny come latelys’ the system is fair and only right that the long time contributors of this community should be rewarded. There is no obligation on the artist or his management or agents to provide early access to tickets but I believe this shows a decree of appreciation for the fans.

    Thanks FEd, enjoy the shows guys.

  120. I am saddened if not a little angry that someone has the gall to complain that they never got a code and says that it’s unfair. I signed up to the mailing list in 2006 after his web site sort of split from the Floyd one. I have said earlier that I was sanguine about not receiving the pre pre sale code but as I have purchased via his web site and signed up to mailing list then I was emailed the code yesterday in time to order a ticket for Friday gig.

    Thanks Fed for all your efforts.

    To those naysayers or to quote PG from BINYC off TLLDOB, “progressive hypocrites”, go elsewhere and get a life or join a blog and keep this blog for fans of any description.

    If anyone lives in Nottingham wants a lift to the Friday gig, I will be travelling down to gig and back in day, leaving very early to get a parking place in Stanmore and spending day in London records shops. Contact me via this blog if FEd lets you.

    Regards
    Carl

    1. That’s very kind of you, Carl. I’m happy to help make arrangements if anyone wishes to take you up on your offer.

      (Just leave a comment here, I won’t publish any personal details and will pass them on for you.)

  121. The complaints are just from people who didn’t sign up or contribute and as a result missed out. They’re beyond pathetic, I can accept it’s not a perfect system but it’s really just a lot of bitterness. The implication from some seems to be that they don’t have ‘all day to spend on the blog’ because the poor souls have jobs and busy lives. Even though they some of these very people spend more time on Floyd forums posting than any of us do on here. Hilarious.

    By the way there’s already several complaints about tickets being resold on various websites, I checked stubhub and sure enough loads of them up for sale, cheapest is about ยฃ600.

    Apparently the simpletons who completely disagree with presales would rather see the touts do this with the best seats too, and it’s in the interest of ‘fairness’ right? Haha, get a grip.

  122. Happy to say I have managed to get a ticket for next year at the RAH. My wife spent most of the morning trying (at work!) to get tickets and was thankfully rewarded for her perseverance! Amazing!

  123. I don’t know if this has been mentioned. The Foo Fighters sold a lot of their tickets through the “Beat the Bots” campaign. In an effort to beat the bots/scalpers/brokers,etc., they offered the first shot at the best tickets to their “True” fans, by selling them as a first come, first serve at the actual venue. Just like the olden days, if you wanted a good seat, you camped out for it.

    As far as pre-sale codes go, I do not believe it does anything to keep brokering thieves at bay.

    1. Actually, in my opinion, there are no “true” fans (well there may be but try to define that…). There are people who want to go, people who don’t and those buying tickets to sell them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ How someone buying tickets can be identified to belong to either group is quite hard I guess. Also of those who at first wanted to go and bought tickets, some may get sick or whatever and just are not able to – usually these kind of circumstances occur short before the event.

      The idea that the Foo Fighters implemented seems logical, but also professionals trying to sell tickets may have the dedication to camp out and buy tickets at the venue (but I am certain it might be rather inconvenient for them since a lot of that “business” is done online). Also how would someone buy tickets for a venue in a foreign country – take an expensive trip? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Let’s emulate the “camping out” online! One has to be on a website, with a waiting number and constantly has to try to solve puzzles or similar (to prove they are not sleeping or taking a shower ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). May be it would also be fair to make a rule: If you buy any tickets, all names of the attending persons must be written on the tickets and at most one is allowed to change. Try selling that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  124. F’Ed.

    After all of the tension, excitement and drama (as Tommy Vance used to say…) of this week, I forgot to ask your view on the Liverpool-Southampton result…

    1. Wasn’t it great? A 6-1 romp! So nice to have Daniel Sturridge back, for Jordon Ibe to get more game time (and a goal), and I was really happy for Divock Origi to finally find the back of the net at long last. But then the Newcastle result yesterday. Oh dear. That’s Liverpool for you.

  125. Hey FEd, thanks a million for that passcode the other day. For last September’s gig my wife and I managed to get 2 middle front row tickets thanks to the presale passcode, thanks again for this. That show was probably the most memorable night of our lives, apart from our wedding and the birth of our 2 children… of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So when I heard rumours of 2016 RAH shows I had everything crossed that there would be a presale passcode and to my delight there was!! I managed to secure 2 middle second row seats this time. So needless to say we are over the moon!! Plenty of time to line up baby sitters for the trip from Kildare to London!!

    I’ve had so many happy experiences as a result of this blog. I was one of the lucky ones who got to ask David a recorded question at the Leicester Square premiere of Remember that Night, from the blog competition. I was also in attendance and got to see Rick make his last public performance, that really was a night to remember.

    So all I wish to say is a big thank you for the generosity and for showing this level of appreciation for contributors and fans.

  126. Hmmm, I wonder if some of these comments are from pissed off touts? That would be cool, hey?

  127. I got tickets to Verona and RAH this year thanks to the blog with the pre-sale code. Thank you FEd for these, I had a great time! And I was also lucky enough to get great tickets for the RAH next year this morning without a code. Without the Blog I would have had no idea about these shows, so thanks again FEd, even without a code you were a great help!

  128. If I’m honest the choice of words and tone in a couple of comments above is a bit disappointing.
    The matter of getting tickets is bound to stir up strong emotions, but there’s no need for name-calling or disparaging. That’s not the tone I recall since discovering this blog 9+ years ago. Better to disagree and remain civil than to become disagreeable.

    1. I agree. I think the consistently positive tone is what makes this site so special, and keeps drawing me back to it. That said, it is getting a bit tedious to read all the complaints about the presale. Like they say, ‘no good deed shall go unpunished’.

      You’re a saint Fed.

  129. FEd, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to buy presale tickets. I missed out on the RAH shows this past year and felt really bad about it. But it makes my recent story that much better. I have been working at a remote jobsite in Canada for several weeks. Due to the stress of my job, I woke up at 2:30 am two nights ago. As luck would have it, this was the same day that presale tickets went on sale for RAH 2016. So I was able to log on and got super lucky with 2nd row tickets. Wowzer. So happy. Thanks again!

    FYI, 2:30 am in Western Canada is 9:30 am in the UK. Tix went on sale at noon (5 am my time).

  130. Yeeees..got a pair of tickets..back to London:

    2006 Hamburg, Amsterdam, Munich
    2015 Oberhausen, London 2x
    2016 London!!

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful concerts. ๐Ÿ˜€

  131. Hello from Germany. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am a 55 year old big fan from Germany -this is my first post!

    I got tickets for me for this year’s September shows in Oberhausen and two London shows with a presale link and even more better tickets from the Royal Albert Hall later on during the year. Even on the concert days I saw people buying them on the box office at the RAH. For the opening In London next year I got a ticket yesterday from the RAH online. So please don’t desperate without tixs yet, there may be a chance to get even a good one coming back to the RAH box office from time to time – good luck!

    NB: last year I flew 2 times in one week from Germany to London to see David 2x and a few days later with my daughter to see One Direction 2x (they were good as well ๐Ÿ™‚ – I’m sure I was the only man in the world with this combination ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

    Happy Xmas to everyone – see you next year.

  132. I was able to grab to fantastic tickets for the first night, but most importantly, this time I’ll be able to take there my father – life-long Pink Floyd fan, who never saw PF or Gilmour! I cannot decide what I like more about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. Unfortunately I was at work when the email came through so by the time I got home it was too late. Very frustrating to see tickets on Viagogo for ยฃ500+ just for standing in the gallery. I was lucky enough to see Mr G at RAH in September and have seen him 4 times previously (twice with Pink Floyd), so I suppose I’m being greedy wanting to see him again.

    I think that RAH should limit sales to 2 x person, that way it would make it uncomfortable for the person selling on for 10 x the price to sit next to the purchaser.

    Keep up the good work FEd.

    1. Hard luck, Justin. I’m sorry to hear the password reached you too late to be of any benefit. The e-mails went out as late as possible to limit the likelihood of the password being shared.

      I agree with you, by the way. Four tickets is still too many.

      1. I personally think that four tickets is better than two, for example for families with teens, especially if they’re coming from abroad. We saw David in 2006 with our (two) children and they enjoyed the concert. This wouldn’t have been possible with a limit of two tickets.

        Well, we have to help youth to listen to good music, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. In all honesty I think anyone who pays a tout ยฃ500+ (or anything over face value, come to to that) for a ticket is as much a part of the problem as the touts are.

      Agree with you on the 2 ticket limit, I’d actually go further and make that for no more than one show too. If you want to take your chances in the general sale after that then go for it.

      1. I’d agree with you Lorraine but there are some parents among us, who’d like more than 2 tickets. There’s surely a solution for that but I think that people will try to take advance of Mr Gilmour’s and FEd’s generosity. I for myself bought only 2 tickets and in the 4th row although I could have bought 4 in the first. I was in the 1st row in Oberhausen and thought that another visitor should have that treat, too.

        I understand that there always will be fans who try to attend every gig, but at least I’m not. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    3. I have thought the same thing, Justin. It would be awkward to sit next to the guy that you just took for ten times the ticket amount. It’s weird though, some scalpers actually seem to believe they are doing you a service. Maybe that’s just what they make themselves think so that they can sleep at night.

  134. Hello, fellow fans, ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Let me tell you about a crazy idea I just had:

    What if all smartphones and cameras are banned from the venue and we all get a professionally filmed video (maybe just a best-of of some songs) and some good-quality photo shots (maybe from different angles) from the very concert we went to from the organizer/or-whoever-does-this-sort-of-thing? Would that not be nice? And would it not prevent any distracting photo taking or filming? Would it not prevent gruesome videos of the show showing up on YouTube that do not even capture a glimpse of what it really was like?

    Just a crazy idea… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    -Tom

    1. I have since long not even searched for post uploaded pics or videos from others. They totally ruin my experience. I live the show as it happens, with my eyes.

    2. Yes!! Although I’d love a full concert video instead of bits of songs. It’s time for a new one already, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    3. I was at a Who concert back in 2002. At the end of the show, the lights came up and an announcement was made. “If you would like a soundboard recording of tonight’s show, log on to “the music.com” and you can order it” as well as any of the other shows from this tour. Proceeds went to The Who’s charity of choice, Teenage Cancer Trust I think. The following tour I think they also offered the DVD as well. I always wondered why this isn’t done more often. Seems like a no brainer.

      People filming the show are so annoying.

      1. Absolutely, Tommy. I saw them in 2007 and bought their DVD in this way. No frills packaging marked ‘all profits to benefit charities supported by The Who’. Great idea and a far greater memento than anything I could have recorded on my phone.

      2. Went and saw The Specials in Stockholm a couple of years back and at the merch stand you could buy a copy from tonight’s show, limited to 200 I think. After the show, they actually burned a double CD as we waited and it came in a pre-signed digipak. Really nice.

        Also, Peter Gabriel has been doing this for a while, you can pre-order a soundboard recording of the show you want (even the ones you don’t go to, for the really hardcore fans) and it is sent to you afterwards.

        I would rather spend money on something like that than on a t-shirt or a bottle opener. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      3. I believe Pearl Jam issues a live recording of every concert. At least they used to do this. They make some money and fans get a great souvenir.

  135. Mr Gilmour won’t be happy with all the moaning, get a grip, people dying in wars, you moaning at tickets on presale.

  136. fed, hi again from croatia, thanks one more time for a pre sale code and for another dream come true, mr.gilmour live from rah stalls section m row 1! oh man, just thinking about that makes me go crazy as a big gilmour fan his music is an inspiration, pure genius! the tickets are in right hands. shine on…

  137. Delighted to have tickets in Friday’s general sale, completing the hat trick (2006, 2015, and 2016, all Albert Hall, all in the fantastic Grand Tier).

    New album by September or is that wishful thinking! ;D

  138. I sat ready at my computer at work, tried to buy tickets the second they went for sale. It said “no tickets available” at once…tried several times for over 1 hour. still negative result. after 90 minutes tickets was already on viagogo for over 600ยฃ. How is it possible that there is no tickets after 10 seconds?

    It is just retarded that the only way to get tickets is pre-sale or to “know a guy”. And don’t try to tell me that none of the presale tickets goes to the black market…..

    How is a “regular Joe” be able to get to see a DG show when it is like this?

    Well I guess I have to live on the memories from 20 years ago… ๐Ÿ™ But this just makes me sad.

  139. I am also trying to get tickets for 2016, maybe England maybe Poland, this year. I have been in Verona, Florence and London twice and the one at Royal Albert Hall was the most spectacular!!!

  140. Hey FEd, did you remember the last post with so many comments???? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Still waiting one Radio City ticket appears…… ๐Ÿ™

  141. I tried yesterday to get my tickets but nothing (I was 5239 in the queue) when was my turn I found just expensive tickets (cheapest 399) I had my password from DG newsletter but I saw it too late, I read that someone used it after 4pm and it worked. I didn’t do that. ๐Ÿ™ So stupid!!

    Anyway, I found a nice place where to read and to share what I like, oh sorry, what we like: me and my 3 yo son. ๐Ÿ˜€

  142. I don’t know why I didn’t get the code .. I really would like to see David Gilmour again in September 2016 at RAH, but without the code, to buy tickets was impossible for me. I am very disappointed.

  143. Off topic:

    Really bad situation up here. Cumbria flooding, Keswick, Cockermouth evacuated, Carlisle people stuck in train station, west coast line under water, all roads except one shut where I am. I’ve got 4×4, may go out to try and help.

    Damian

      1. I’m fortunate not to have been flooded except roads were either washed away or under water. Even a 4×4 would have been useless and we were told not to venture out as could impede emergency services. The RNLI came up from Wales, bloody heroes and even from London. It’s still a bad situation but the water’s dropping. Such a lovely city and people, they don’t deserve this.

        1. It must be awful. The images of people being helped out of their homes, unable to stop the murky water from entering their homes and ruining their belongings, breaks your heart.

  144. An observation/opinion on beating the touts.

    I broadly agree with the RAH’s policy regarding the buyer’s name on the ticket and all other holders having to be accompanied by the person booking the tickets. However (as has been mentioned elsewhere on this blog), some people might want to buy tickets as a present or as a favour to people who might not have a credit card or sufficient funds at the time. In these cases, the buyer might not necessarily have any intention of attending the concert(s).

    When I applied for tickets for Roger Waters at Wembley Stadium, there was a facility for purchasers to receive a gift card to accompany tickets bought as presents. I thought this was a great idea and all that’s really required by the ticket agency/venue is the buyers details and, most importantly, the name of the main guest who would be responsible for accompanying guests.

    I understand that this idea is maybe a bit late now, considering all tickets are now sold, but I think this could work well in the future.

    My apologies Fed if this has been discussed/debated previously.

    1. Not at all, all feedback is very welcome – and a gift card is a very good idea. I wonder how open to abuse that is, though.

    2. Have a look at my comment regarding ticket sales above if you want. I think it would be good if all the people who attend a concert have their name written on the ticket. My suggestion was that it should be allowed to change at most one name (if someone can’t make it and such) after buying. Also the one who buys the tickets need not necessarily be the one on any of the tickets, but the names must be added while buying the tickets.

      Just my thoughts.

      -Tom

    3. Pearl Jam does a pretty good job fighting scalpers. They do not pass out fan club tickets until the day of the show. So, unless that show has GA floor, nobody know where they are sitting until they pick up their tickets. Sure, you can sell them between the time you pick them up and when you enter the building. But you can’t list them online. Not flawless. But not bad.

  145. Really glad that I was able to buy tickets for the show on September 30th. My first time at the Royal Albert Hall. I did manage to see a show at the Royal Festival Hall, way back in 2002 which was awesome. And the AHM show at Cadogan Hall. But somehow never managed to get tickets for the RAH shows. Great!! The password I received from the mailing list worked perfectly well.

    I saw Mr. Gilmour in Oberhausen this year and liked the show but I think the 2006 setlist fitted better. Hope he changes his setlist for the upcoming shows and puts in some more melodic songs like ‘Childhood’s End’, ‘Near The End’ or ‘Where We Start’.

    Best wishes, Gertjan (The Netherlands).

    1. You’ll love the Royal Albert Hall, Gertjan. It’s a really nice venue.

      Looking forward to hearing all about it.

  146. Hi FED, in the booking system of RAH there must be a problem with the prices, because it is written 798.00 (Grand Tier Box Hospitality) per person but when you go to check the total for 12 person the price is 4,788.00 so 399.00 per person!!!??? Same price for (Loggia Box Hospitality) 3,192.00/8 = 399.00. For sure there is something wrong.

    And also, was not there a limit of 4 tickets per person where you can (must) buy tickets for 8/12 people??!!

    But maybe this is a rule just for us common people, for the higher levels is possible to buy from 8 to 12 tickets!

    Someone would like to share a box with me??? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Boxes in the Royal Albert Hall were sold off on 999 year leases to help fund the building of the venue in 1871. Queen Victoria bought one! Therefore they are privately owned. They pay about ยฃ3500 service charge to the hall. In return they can be provide a useful cash income for the owners as they are allowed to rent them out for most events. Usually through an event management Company.

      This may be why there are different terms for boxes as they would be outside the scope of concert organisers.

      How do I know this? I took an organised tour of the Hall just prior to David’s first night there in September and the tour guide told us! He turned up on stage just noodling around, looking relaxed, plucking the odd guitar string while the lights were being checked.

      Peter

      1. Ciao Peter, thank you so much for your explanations, now is all clear, it is indeed a good suggestion because I managed to buy the tickets for RAH so I will also make the tour. ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. I’m so grateful for blogger’s pre-sale. I realize that for as many people who are delighted by them, there are just as many that are upset by them. But I wanted to say a Thank You for giving us the codes. I’m eternally grateful.

    Hope you’re having a great holiday season FEd and community!

  148. There’s never going to be a perfect system for selling tickets but I think a presale given to people through an official website to people who have signed up and occasionally contribute (and I really haven’t contributed half as much as I should have done over the years so no-one can say it only goes to the blog’s favourites!) is fairer than presales based on which credit card company or mobile company you use. And it’s definitely better than the touts getting 100% of the tickets. I know I’m biased because I got tickets, but I’d still support the idea even if it applied to other bands that I like but haven’t signed up to official sites or contributed anything to them.

    It’s certainly more fair than FEd having to deal with all the fallout for a decision that I assume was someone else’s. Still, they’ve found the blog now so I’m sure they won’t complain if there’s a next time.

    Are you visiting the RAH next September FEd or will you be too busy dodging the pitchfork mob?

    1. I don’t think I’ll be there; as indescribably wonderful as it was last time, I’m quite happy to have left a few tickets for someone else to claim.

      No pitchforks allowed at the Royal Albert Hall, by the way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. I agree. I think the consistently positive tone is what makes this site so special, and keeps drawing me back to it. That said, it is getting a bit tedious to read all the complaints about the presale. Like they say, ‘no good deed shall go unpunished’.

          You’re a saint Fed.

      1. Same here FEd. I did not buy a ticket for the same reason. So someone who missed out last time, might get a chance this time around. I am content that I saw David at the RAH once. ๐Ÿ™‚

  149. Incredible FED!!!! I (my wife, my English is really bad) just called (30 minutes ago) to RAH and I got 4 tickets – 2 for 29th and 2 for 30th 2nd tier. Try!!!!

    I hope this can help someone to have some tickets.

    Good Luck to everybody.

  150. What a mess….I was so happy that I realise now I forgot one thing: thanks FEd!!

    And thanks to my wife that supported me to realise the dream to see DG in a music temple!

  151. Hi you all

    Well, even if late, I would like to say thank you to the great ones who sent the newsletters with the presale code. I was able to buy the tickets for one RAH venue, and it’s amazing!!!

    I can understand the feelings of whom wasn’t able to do it, I was in the same some months ago. But now I was lucky. It’s a dream that comes true.

    Thank you again guys, thank you very much indeed!!!!

    Have a nice day
    Salvo

  152. The more I listen to RTL, the more I absolutely adore it. There is so much quintessential Gilmour on this album and he and Polly have really hit it out of the park with the lyrics. I’m so thrilled that I’ll have the opportunity to see him 5 times between Chicago and Los Angeles, largely thanks to you FEd. I’ve seen online that he’s due to perform in South America in a few days. I can’t wait to see the set lists, they’ve been brilliant thus far.

    Honestly, these upcoming shows are the best life gift I’ve received since the birth of my daughter (whose middle name is Gilmour)!

    To all those who will have the privilege of seeing him in South America, cheers! Wishing you some fantastic shows!

  153. real music lovers, real fans should always be present at events like gilmour at rah or any live show but london and rah is something special for us because it’s just magic to see david playing his music in the town that we love so much!!!! we love you david, love your work and music and we love you fed. thanks a lot for the tickets, it means so much to us!!!

    just to make my self clear, we got only two tickets, one for my girlfriend and one for me and we never buy more that we need!!! nobody should buy tickets to sell them after.

    thanks a lot fed and have a nice day!

    vilim & mirela

  154. Got my tickets for RAH FEd, happy days. Just reading the blog, bit of a backlash about the presale innit!

    Happy days, hope everyone is sound.
    Simon J

  155. Do you think there is a chance that dates in other European countries will follow?

      1. Aha! Hope finally there will be a concert in Belgium (I’m hoping for my oldest son, actually).

  156. Will any of the 2016-shows be filmed for maybe a future live DVD/Blu-Ray release?

    Have a nice day!

    Andrรฉ, Norway

  157. Fed,

    Will the set list for the gigs in South America be posted on the evening, as they were for the European dates earlier this year?

  158. I had a dream last night that David will perform an outdoor concert in a Nordic country in July. I couldn’t make out which one, however it seemed to get really cold by the end of the concert ๐Ÿ˜ฎ …

    Will be interesting to see when any future dates in Europe are announced if this fits. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. He is supposed to be playing an open air in Cologne in July. There are a number of us here in the starting blocks and hoping. ๐Ÿ™‚

  159. I am looking to travel all the way from Panama to London for the RAH concerts in September. I am purchasing tickets through getmein.com but I am a bit confused with what I am reading about the booker’s name being on the ticket…if I am purchasing resale from getmein.com, will my name be on the ticket?

    Please help!! It will be terrible if I made the trip and then I’m unable to enter the venue! Thank you all!

    1. They know what they’re doing, I expect you’ll be fine (I obviously can’t guarantee that), but this is why we always strongly advise against buying tickets from anyone other than the offical agents. It’s always a risk.

      1. Thank you so much Fed! Unfortunately I have tickets to attend the concert at Arc et Salines in France, but won’t be able to make it…so, now my only last opportunity is in London and the only way to get tickets now appears to be from getmein.com.

        1. Your name will NOT be on the ticket. They DID check ID at RAH last September. Big risk I think.

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