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David Gilmour booked for London gig
Floyd frontman appears as part of Robert Wyatt's "Meltdown 2001"

david gilmourPink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will appear in concert Friday, June 22, 2001, at the Royal Festival Hall at London's South Bank Center. The center is promoting the gig as Gilmour's first solo appearance in more than 10 years.

Gilmour will 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."

Robert 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.

Tickets for Gilmour's show are £15-£25. Other artists scheduled to appear at the festival include The Residents, Max Roach, Elvis Costello and many others.

More information is available at the South Bank Web site.

(Posted: May 11, 2001)


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