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Roger Waters adds European concert dates

Posted October 2, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters will take his Us + Them tour to Europe in 2018.

Waters announced five dates:

  • Friday June 29, Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
  • Monday July 2, Liverpool, Echo Arena
  • Tuesday July 3, Manchester, Arena
  • Friday July 6, London, Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
  • Saturday July 7, Birmingham, Arena

After 63 sold-out shows in the U.S. and Canada in ’17, the tour will visit Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. in ’18.

Complete schedule is at www.rogerwaters.com.

(Photo: Kate Izor)


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Roger Waters announces European dates

Posted September 18, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has announced his 2018 European Us + Them tour.

Six dates have been announced for Germany and Austria, starting May 14 in Hamburg.

Waters will take his show to 21 other countries later in ’18.

Full concert details are at rogerwaters.com.


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Roger Waters to add 2018 concert dates

Posted August 30, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Rolling Stone reports Roger Waters will perform shows in 2018.

Waters’s current “Us + Them” tour is scheduled to end Oct. 29 in Vancouver, BC. But, according to a two-page story in the Sept. 7 issue of Rolling Stone, “there are plans for more shows next year.”

Addendum: Waters has added 8 dates starting Jan. 24 for New Zealand and Australia.


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Video: Rattle That Lock live at Pompeii

Posted August 5, 2017 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour has released a video tease of his upcoming concert film “David Gilmour Live in Pompeii.”

A document of his July 2016 shows at the ancient amphitheater, the film shows one night only, Wednesday, Sept. 13 (See “David Gilmour Pompeii concert coming to theaters one night only”).

The show will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, et al., on Friday, Sept. 29 (See “David Gilmour Live at Pompeii coming to CD/DVD/LP.”)


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Video trailer: David Gilmour Live at Pompeii

Posted July 15, 2017 by Floydian Slip

“Floydian Slip” will have tickets to give away to the theatre of your choice, courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing. Details coming in August.


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Roger Waters confirms album release date

Posted February 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has confirmed his upcoming album “Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be released on May 19.

He dropped the date in a new interview with Rolling Stone published yesterday.

In the interview he talks about inspiration he’s drawn from the recent presidential election, the new album’s shift away from an earlier radio play concept, and plans for his 2017 tour.

Read the full interview


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Roger Waters announces 2017 North American tour

Posted October 13, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters has announced a 40-date North American tour coming in 2017.

“Us + Them” is the project recently teased in a 20-second video posted online by Waters.

“We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret,” says Waters. “It’ll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things.

“Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It’ll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

The tour begins May 26 in Kansas City, Mo., and wraps up Oct. 28 in Vancouver, BC.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 21. VIP package sales and Citi presale tickets begin Oct. 17.

Full schedule is available at rogerwaters.com.


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David Gilmour made honorary Pompeii citizen

Posted July 7, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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David Gilmour has been made an honorary citizen of the Italian city of Pompeii.

The honor was bestowed upon him yesterday by the city’s mayor, Ferdinando Uliano.

“Thanks to everyone,” Gilmour said. “Here in Pompeii I feel safe, as if I was at home.”

Gilmour is set to play two shows tonight and tomorrow at the ancient amphitheater where Pink Floyd shot its live concert film in 1971.


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David Gilmour to return to Pompeii

Posted March 18, 2016 by Floydian Slip

gilmour-pompeiiThis summer David Gilmour will return to play the Pompeii amphitheater, 45 years after Pink Floyd performed there while shooting Adrian Maben‘s “Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.”

Gilmour will perform July 7 and 8 as part of his “Rattle That Lock” tour.

“I want to thank the Ministry of Culture for giving me the opportunity to once again play this beautiful and historic venue,” Gilmour says. “Performing there in 1971 was very special and I’m looking forward to returning and hopefully creating some more memorable moments made even more special by playing to an audience.”

Floyd was the first to play the ancient city of Pompeii, filming over four days in October 1971. No other artist has performed there since. The film showed the band performing without an audience, though the group’s set-list mimicked those of its other live shows at the time.

This time around, there’ll be more than just a film crew watching.

Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. CET March 22 at www.davidgilmour.com for €300 plus a 15 percent booking fee.

Buyers are limited to two tickets per show.

Pompeii’s amphitheater, built around 80 BC, is the oldest surviving Roman amphitheater. It was buried along with the rest of the city by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


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David Gilmour announces South American tour

Posted September 3, 2015 by Floydian Slip

s-americaDavid Gilmour has announced his first ever tour to South America, playing Brazil, Argentina and Chile in support of his new album “Rattle That Lock.” Also announced was the touring band that’ll accompany the Pink Floyd guitarist and singer on his solo South American trek this December to Brazil, Argentina and Chile, as well as to Europe. Tickets go on sale on Thursday 10 September.

The dates are:

  • 12 December – Brazil – Sao Paulo – Allianz Palmeiras (On sale: 00:00hrs BRT)
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  • 14 December – Brazil – Curitiba – Pedreira Paulo Leminski (On sale: 00:00hrs BRT)
    www.blueticket.com.br
  • 16 December – Brazil – Porto Alegre – Arena do Gremio (On sale: 00:00hrs BRT)
    www.blueticket.com.br
  • 18 December – Argentina – Buenos Aires – Hipodromo de San Isidro (On sale: 00:00hrs ART)
    www.fullticket.com
  • 20 December – Chile – Santiago – Estadio Nacional (On Sale: 11:00hrs CLT)
    www.puntoticket.com

David Gilmour’s touring band for South America and the forthcoming European and UK tour, starting in Pula, Croatia on 12 September includes:

  • Phil Manzanera – guitar
  • Guy Pratt – bass
  • Jon Carin – keyboards
  • Stevie DiStanislao – drums, percussion
  • Kevin McAlea – keyboards
  • Theo Travis – saxes, clarinet (Brighton and Europe only)
  • Joao Mello – saxes (Royal Albert Hall and South America only)
  • Bryan Chambers – backing vocals
  • Louise Marshall – backing vocals (Europe/UK only)

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