Gilmour booked for London gig
appears as part of Robert Wyatt's "Meltdown 2001"
guitarist David Gilmour will appear
in concert Friday, June 22, 2001, at the Royal Festival Hall
South Bank Center. The center is promoting the gig as Gilmour's
first solo appearance in more than 10 years.
appear with special guest Sparklehorse, an American band
from Virginia fronted by Mark Linkous. He was quoted in the May
23 Guardian Unlimited as saying, "I'll come along and just do an
acoustic set. I may bring along a cellist." He added, "I may
bring along a little choir."
Wyatt's "Meltdown 2001" is a three-week festival beginning
June 7. In the past, the annual event was presented under the moniker
John Peel's "Meltdown," referencing the legendary British
radio host. Wyatt is a former member of Soft Machine, a contemporary
of Pink Floyd in the band's psychedelic '60s incarnation.
Gilmour's show are £15-£25. Other artists scheduled to
appear at the festival include The Residents, Max Roach, Elvis Costello
and many others.
is available at the South
Bank Web site.
May 11, 2001)
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