David Gilmour to play Guitar on The Wall Tour 2010 2011

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David Gilmour to play Guitar on The Wall Tour 2010 2011

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Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is to join his old band mate Roger Waters on The Wall Live Tour either in 2010 or 2011 at one concert to play Comfortably Numb on guitar!

Roger played with Gilmour at a concert last Saturday 10th July 2010 for the Hoping fundraiser and, as part of their playful negotiations to get that happening, David agreed to play guitar at one concert on the song Comfortably Numb!

Now, before all the messages start flooding into my inbox, please be aware that not even David Gilmour knows which concert he will be playing at so we will all have to wait and see!

You can read Roger Waters' Facebook note below and feel free to discuss this news on the forum.
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So here's what happened. Last year, 'The Hoping Foundation' a charity that supports Palestinian refugee kids, (www.hopingfoundation.org) put on a fund raiser at Ronnie Scott's Club in London, the idea of which was to raise money by auctioning karaoke performances by various celebrities. David was there as a supporter and was moved to perform an impromptu rendition of George Gershwin's 'Summertime?' which he performed aided and abetted by supermodel Kate Moss.

In the wake of that evening, someone, I think it was David himself, came up with this 'Wouldn't it be funny', idea. What if he (David that is) were to sing the old Teddy Bears song 'To Know Him Is To Love Him' with me (Roger that is), what with us having been so famously at each other's throats for years and years. Get it!!!! Anyway he E-mailed me with this suggestion and I loved it, so then it was just a question of juggling dates and deciding to do 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Comfortably Numb' to round out our little set. Or so I thought, until he sent me a number of very musical and eloquent demos of how we could do the song in two-part harmony. I listened with a sinking heart, knowing that David, with his superior vocal skills, could sing either part standing on his head, whilst I would have to search for a different key and then struggle through hours and hours of routining a performance that lay way outside my vocal comfort zone. To my eternal shame I bottled out and told Dave I would happily do 'Wish You Were Here' and 'C. Numb', but that 'To Know him is to Love him' was beyond me.

Some weeks passed with David cajoling me from time to time, telling me how easy it would be, but I clung resolutely to my fear of failure until one day he made one final entreaty. I quote "If you do 'To Know Him Is To Love Him' for The Hoping Foundation Gig, I'll come and do 'C. Numb' on one of your Wall shows". Well! You could have knocked me down with a feather. How fucking cool! I was blown away. How could I refuse such an offer. I couldn't, there was no way. Generosity trumped fear. And so explaining that I would probably be shite, but if he didn't mind I didn't, I agreed and the rest is history. We did it, and it was fucking great. End of story. Or possibly beginning.

Roger

PS. Just heard from David, he will decide in due course which gig he wants to do, it will be a surprise!
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Excellent. I wonder which show it will be. I wonder if Nick Mason will wind up doing a few shows too.
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I doubt David will cross the Atlantic for this, so I'd bet on any of the O2 London shows. Now if I could only afford a plane ticket, a week in London and tickets to all five shows...
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Really frustrating for the fans.
These two need to make up their minds. Do they hate eachother or not?
Dave should play guitar and sing on the whole show that he plays at. They should also film it for a DVD.
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I think after 20 odd years of hating each other, it takes a while to open up again. Baby steps... I do feel this may be leading to something bigger many years down the road, but for now, it's fun to see these two acting like they did before Pink Floyd became larger than themselves. I hold no expectations for the future, nor do I feel they owe us anything more. But it is very cool to see these two get along again and play together once in a while.
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It would be incredible if they decided to write another pink floyd album together.
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This is quote Roger: FUCKING COOL!!!

....amazing. <ii>

Lucky bstrds that'll see that dynamic duo live.
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Roger Waters wrote:End of story. Or possibly beginning.

Roger
Possible beginning????

This is amazing. And scary after all those years.
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Wow. I thought at first the post might not be genuine but sure enough, if you follow the link through from Roger's official site to Facebook, there it is 8) Those two old codgers still have the ability to surprise at times :D
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I can't believe this. Roger saying that David's vocal skills are amazing? And that he is not able to sing as good? :shock:
Is that really Roger???

I'm happy that they are speaking with each other and having some plans for the future.

It would be so great to be on this concert, but it will be probably London, no hope for me that it could be my concert...


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drn24 wrote:I do feel this may be leading to something bigger many years down the road
Once again I will play the role of the resident cynic and say that they don't have many years to go down that road.
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David could stay that day a bit longer and do run like hell too... while he's there...

Finally some great news in this fucked up world.

ONEONEONEONE!!!!!!!11111111
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I'm willing to bet that it won't be just one song...And hopefully more than one of the shows...
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I can imagine how people on every single show will be excited before Comfortably Numb <ii>
So it should be on one of the latest show to keep people wondering which one could it be...
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The odds on it being the one show i go to are similar to the odds i got on hondourus wining the world cup. And still i thought well maybe just maybe. At least untill they had played 5 mins football. It is good news but be better if he just joined him for the tour. Bloody long tour though. I recon he could coincide it with a holiday he got booked next year in Munchester :D