BBC Radio 4 broadcast an excellent interview with David Gilmour today as part of their Front Row programme recorded at David’s first concert from his World Tour 2015-16.
The 9 minute interview contains some tantalising snippets of two new David Gilmour songs from his forthcoming album Rattle That Lock which is released worldwide on 18th September 2015. You can listen to it below.
Polly Samson tells the story of where The Girl In the Yellow Dress came from and you can listen to a clip of that during the interview. You can also listen to a short sample of Faces of Stone.
Both these song snippets give a slightly different flavour to the album that the previously shared songs give – Today, Rattle That Lock, 5AM, A Boat Lies Waiting.
BBC Radio 6 Music will have a one hour show interviewing David Gilmour this coming Sunday on “The First Time With…” radio programme, so make sure you don’t miss that, should be a good one!
Many people will be getting excited for the David Gilmour preview concert tomorrow at the Brighton Centre on Kings Road in Brighton England where David will have a pre tour concert – they will be testing out the production on a live audience and ironing out any issues before the show hits the road starting on 12th September in Croatia.
Judging by the lovely pictures posted online by lyricist Polly Samson – David’s wife and lyricist on David and Pink Floyd’s albums – the show looks to have the iconic circular screen in the background on to which projections are formed. Looks like fans can expect the usual multimedia experience.
David’s new album Rattle That Lock is released this month on 18th September and another excellent video has been made available of the making of Today – one of the new songs of David’s album. You can watch the video below and feel free to leave your comments too about what you think.
Here are some of the lyrics to Today by David Gilmour which was brought together by Phil Manzanera. The song, as shown in the video above, has some very pleasing orchestral arrangements on including a wonderful glissando which is very trippy Beatlesesque and your humble narrator is looking forward to hearing it live at the Royal Albert Hall. But I wonder if there will be an orchestra?
Here are all the announced tour dates for concerts in 2015 and 2016 officially announced by David Gilmour’s management. Many of you will live in hope that he announced more concert dates perhaps around Australia way. Pink Floyd played in Australia in the 1980s and Roger Waters between 2002 and 2012. See all those Australian concert dates.
David Gilmour European Tour 2015
There are some incredibly beautiful concert venues on the European tour calling at lots of amazing historical buildings and outdoor arenas. If you have not seen the magnificent pictures of the venues then take a look at the David Gilmour Concert Venues post from a little while back.
Announced the other day, David will be performing some South American tour dates. Now it is well known that South American music fans are pretty crazy and, watching AC/DC Live at the River Plate in Argentina Mr Gilmour sure had best give them something upbeat to rock out to!
North American fans can look forward to a whole raft of David Gilmour tour dates from March 2016 onwards. Tickets for the shows sold out very quickly indeed as did all the other locations around the world. This World Tour is set to be an amazing experience but there is probably no use in paying extortionate ticket tout fees to get tickets – this only encourages the filthy scalpers.