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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

Azimuth used at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London 1967
Azimuth used at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London 1967

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London will play host to a spectacular exhibition of Pink Floyd’s history. It is called The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains.

You can get your tickets here.

The exhibition was originally planned to take place in Italy a couple of years ago but planning issues meant it was not feasible.

At the exhibition you can experience an unprecedented, innovative and multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 1960s through to the present day.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience never-before-seen classic Pink Floyd concert footage and a custom-designed laser light show.

It features contributions from all living members of the band and follows a very successful exhibition centered around David Bowie.

Tickets cost £20-£24 and the exhibition runs from 13th May 2017 to 1st October 2017.

You can get your tickets here.

Press Release

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum today announced the first major international retrospective of Pink Floyd, one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands. To mark 50 years since the band released their first single Arnold Layne, and over 200 million record sales later, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will be an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition will chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary.

The exhibition marks the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd’s remaining members and is promoted by Michael Cohl and Iconic Entertainment Studios.

The exhibition will celebrate Pink Floyd’s place in history as the cultural landscape changed throughout the 1960s and beyond. Pink Floyd occupied a distinctive experimental space and were the foremost exponents of a psychedelic movement that changed the understanding of music forever. They became one of the most important groups in contemporary music.

Pink Floyd have produced some of the most iconic imagery in popular culture: from pigs flying over Battersea Power Station, The Dark Side of the Moon prism, cows, marching hammers to giant inflatable teachers; their vision brought to life by creative individuals such as modern surrealist and long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson, satirical illustrator Gerald Scarfe and psychedelic lighting pioneer Peter Wynne-Wilson.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, with sonic experience by Sennheiser, will celebrate the band’s era-defining work in composition, staging, design, film, music technology, graphic design and photography. It will feature more than 350 objects and artefacts including never-before-seen material, presented alongside works from the V&A’s outstanding collections of art, design, architecture and performance. Highlights will include spectacular set and construction pieces from some of Pink Floyd’s most innovative and legendary album covers and stage performances including The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and The Division Bell, instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, handwritten lyrics and psychedelic prints and posters.

At the exhibition, visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience never-before-seen classic Pink Floyd concert footage and a custom-designed laser light show.

Martin Roth, Director of the V&A said: “The V&A is perfectly placed to exhibit the work of a band that is as recognisable for its unique visual imagery as for its music. Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success. Alongside creating extraordinary music, they have for over five decades been pioneers in uniting sound and vision, from their earliest 1960s performances with experimental light shows, through their spectacular stadium rock shows, to their consistently iconic album covers. The exhibition will locate them within the history of performance, design and musical production by presenting and complementing the material from Pink Floyd’s own archive with the V&A’s unrivalled collections in architecture, design, graphics and literature.”

Michael Cohl of Iconic Entertainment Studios said: “We are proud to have been chosen as the promoter of what will be an incredible exhibition at the V&A. I have always loved being involved with Pink Floyd and the work that goes into making a visual spectacular. This is the culmination of a long history together and I’m happy to work once again with one of the greatest bands of all time.”

The exhibition is curated by the V&A by a team led by Victoria Broackes alongside Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell of Hipgnosis, the Creative Director of Pink Floyd, and Paula Stainton. The curatorial team have worked closely with members of the group on the content of the exhibition, which is being designed by Stufish, the world leading entertainment architects and longtime stage designers for Pink Floyd.

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View Beautiful David Gilmour 2015 Tour Venues

David Gilmour Tour 2015
David Gilmour Tour 2015

David Gilmour’s 2015 Tour of Europe sold out pretty much instantly after going on sale at 10am 6th March to coincide with David’s 69th birthday.

The tour sold out that fast that two extra nights were revealed at the Royal Albert Hall in October taking the total number of David Gilmour concerts in 2015 to ten across six venues and five countries.

Down With The Ticket Touts!

Ticket Touts
Ticket Touts

Demand for tickets certainly far outstripped supply meaning a lot of fans will be left disappointed with them not being able to secure tickets.

However, don’t be tempted to pay ridiculous prices to ticket touts – these people cause so much damage to fans because they get away with purchasing huge amounts of tickets in the official primary market and selling them on at astronomical prices in the secondary market, often at hundreds of percent of profit, at fans expense. Many would consider it a deplorable practice.

The person’s name who ordered the tickets is printed on Royal Albert Hall tickets and you cannot use the tickets unless you are with that person – they have to present photographic ID to gain admission to the venue. Don’t buy these tickets as you cannot use them unless you are with the person with the ID!

David Gilmour Tour 2015 Venues

David Gilmour Live
David Gilmour Live

These ten concerts will be performed at six venues as detailed below.

There are no further concerts announced or planned – many of you will be hoping there is an American and Asian tour but there is nothing planned there. Get our newsletter to receive news of any further officially announced concerts.

Well, without much further ado, here are the David Gilmour European Tour 2015 concert venues. Leave a comment about what you think of the venues.

Arena Pula, Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena Croatia David Gilmour
Pula Arena Croatia David Gilmour

David Gilmour performs here on 12th September 2015.

This looks like an amazing place to watch a concert in an ancient Roman amphitheatre in what will be a spectacular outdoor David Gilmour concert!

The amphitheatre used to play host to gladiator fights and hunting spectacles but lets hope there is none of that going on during the Gilmour concert! Find out more about the venue from their website.

Verona Arena, Verona, Italy

Verona Arena David Gilmour
Verona Arena David Gilmour

Another stunning venue is host to David Gilmour and his fans on 14th September 2015.

This beautiful Roman amphitheatre is famous for the operas that it hosts and is one of the best preserved venues of its kind.

Amazingly, the place was built in AD 30 which is an unthinkable time for this beautiful structure to exist and be in excellent condition. Fans who watch the concert are certainly in for a beautiful treat. See more about the venue.

Teatro de Mulina, Florence, Italy

Le Mulina Florence Italy David Gilmour
Le Mulina Florence Italy David Gilmour

David will be playing to fans on 15th September 2015.

The venue here doesn’t have much info about it on the internet but it is a racecourse venue that holds about 7,000 people currently. It is called Ippodromo Le Mulina and doesn’t look like one of the best developed venues on the international rock star circuit.

Looking at the picture above, there is either the elliptical racecourse itself with people stands, or there is a smaller structure bottom left of the picture, not sure where he is parking the truck to play off the back of though!

Hippodromo le Mulina David Gilmour
Ippodromo le Mulina David Gilmour

If you know anything about this venue and perhaps have some photographs of it, please get in touch. The address on David Gilmour’s website lands us either at the elliptical or circular establishments (fields) from this link. Crop circles!

Theatre Antique d’Orange, Orange, France

Theatre Antique d'Orange David Gilmour
Theatre Antique d’Orange David Gilmour

This is a rather amazing looking place indeed I am sure you’ll agree – David Gilmour plays here on Thursday 17th September 2015!

There is a real theme building here with the old Roman theatres, perhaps the new album has a Roman theme? Find out all about this great place from their website.

Konig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany

Konig Pilsner Arena Germany David Gilmour
Konig Pilsener Arena Germany David Gilmour

Having done a stint of amazing Roman amphitheatres, there is nothing quite like German efficiency in the form of this Arena! Sort yourself out, Germany! 🙂

I am sure it will have a much better sound quality that the outdoor concerts but comes at the cost of the stunning views and buildings. You can’t have it all!

David Gilmour’s 2015 tour calls here on Saturday 19th September 2015 in what will be an amazing experience for those lucky fans who managed to get tickets. See venue info.

Royal Albert Hall, London, England

Royal Albert Hall London David Gilmour
Royal Albert Hall London David Gilmour

Having played all over Europe, David Gilmour now arrives back home in the England to perform five nights at the very beautiful Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London.

David Gilmour’s tour calls here playing on 23rd, 24th and 25th September then back in October on the 2nd and 3rd. You can find out about the venue here.

Royal Albert Hall Inside David Gilmour
Royal Albert Hall Inside David Gilmour

Although possibly not as grand as some of the places in Italy, this is still a pretty spectacular theatre and has a lot of history going back many years – lots of musical and sporting legends have used the hall over the years.

Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert had the place built and opened in March 1871 and has played host to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Oscar Peterson, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Sting and Elton John and from a younger generation Adele, Jay Z, Kaiser Chiefs and the Killers. David Gilmour has performed here in the past and performs again in his much anticipated concerts.