David Gilmour Concert on 25th May 2009 for Crisis Charity – Tickets Venue
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is going to be performing as a special guest of Amadou & Mariam, a well known duo from Mali, at a one-off show at a secret venue somewhere in central London. It will take place on Monday 25th May 2009. All proceeds from the performance will go to the homeless charity Crisis.
The Venue will be revealed to ticket holders (and NPF Newsletter subscribers) by text of email the day before the show. The venue location is being kept secret to “draw attention to the uncertain reality of the UK’s hidden homeless” according to the blog on David Gilmour’s website.
The Crisis Website went on to say “By withholding details of the venues until the day before, Crisis wants people to understand the precarious nature of hidden homelessness – often moving from place to place, and often not knowing where you may end up each night. “.
Get Your Ticket!
The first two rows are designated ‘VIP Seats’. These will also go on sale tomorrow, priced at £75 per ticket (plus the relevant fees). There are just 10 seats in each row, so that’s 20 tickets in total. If you want one, you’ll have to be quick.
VIP tickets come with a goody bag, the contents of which are still being decided, but should include a commemorative Crisis T-shirt, a copy of the four-disc version of ‘Live in Gdańsk’, as well as Amadou & Mariam’s latest CD, ‘Welcome to Mali’.
Have a listen to their “Afro-pop blues” at MySpace.
David Gilmour said: “I met Amadou and Mariam at the Mojo Awards, where we expressed mutual respect for each others’ music, so it was a wonderful surprise when they called recently, inviting me to collaborate with them on this special one-off occasion for Crisis. I’m looking forward to breaking down a few musical boundaries in the cause of helping the homeless.”
More of Crisis’ ‘hidden’ gigs will take place across London until 17 June.
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Source – [ David Gilmour’s Website’s Blog (not maintained by Gilmour himself)]