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David Gilmour to return to Pompeii 45 years after Pink Floyd’s legendary concert film

on March 16, 2016, 1:50pm

In October 1971, Pink Floyd traveled to Pompeii, Italy for a live performance at the city’s ancient Roman amphitheatre. Only there was no audience in attendance.

Ever the experimentalists, Pink Floyd sought to record their new concert film in the empty stadium. Production took place over four days during which time director Adrian Maben captured the band performing “Echoes” and “One of These Days” from 1971’s Meddle, along with the title track to A Saucerful of Secrets. After completing the film in Paris later in the year, Pink Floyd released Live at Pompeii to critical acclaim, and years later it remains one of the most popular concert films in rock history.

Now, 45 years later, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is set to return to Pompeii, but this time he’ll be performing in front of an actual audience. As announced today by Pompeii Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, Gilmour will stage two concerts at the amphitheatre on July 7th and 8th as part of his world tour in support of his 2015 solo album, Rattle That Lock.

Revisit Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii performance of “Echoes” below. Gilmour’s full upcoming tour schedule follows.

David Gilmour 2015-2016 Tour Dates:
03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
03/31 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
04/04 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
04/10 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
04/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/25 – Wroclaw, PL @ Market Square
06/27 – Vienna, AT @ Schloss Schonburnn
06/28 – Vienna, AT @ Schloss Schonburnn
07/07 – Pompeii, IT @ Pompeii Amphitheatre
07/08 – Pompeii, IT @ Pompeii Amphitheatre
07/10 – Verona, IT @ Arena Di Verona
07/11 – Verona, IT @ Arena Di Verona
07/14 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schlossplatz
07/16 – Paris, FR @ Chateau De Chantilly
07/18 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Bowling Green
07/20 – Nimes, FR @ Arenes De Nimes
07/21 – Nimes, FR @ Arenes De Nimes
07/23 – Besancon, FR @ Saline Royale D’Arc Et-Senans
07/27 – Tienen, BE @ Grote Markt
07/28 – Tienen, BE @ Grote Markt
09/25 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
09/28 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
09/29 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
09/30 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall

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