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Unreleased Pink Floyd High Hopes from 1994

As part of the promotion of the forthcoming Pink Floyd Later Years massive box set, the official YouTube channel of Pink Floyd has shared an early recording of the song High Hopes from The Division Bell album.

Also, just catching up with the news a bit here, but David Gilmour joined Richard Thompson at the Royal Albert Hall as a birthday treat, as a special guest at the 70th Birthday Celebration of singer/songwriter/guitarist and Fairport Convention co-founder Richard Thompson.

Appearing towards the close of a concert full of stellar guests, David performed Richard’s The Dimming Of The Day, including an incendiary solo. The song had of course previously featured on the David Gilmour In Concert DVD from the Royal Festival Hall. Richard supplied sympathetic electric guitar behind David’s lead vocal on Fat Old Sun, culminating in an exchange of guitar solos between the two that was a masterclass in dynamics and taste.

David Gilmour with Richard Thompson at the Royal Albert Hall September 2019
David Gilmour with Richard Thompson at the Royal Albert Hall September 2019

The show was a fitting tribute to Richard Thompson’s artistry, including as it did the cream of Britain’s folk-rock world as well as some possibly more surprising guests, such as Hugh Cornwell (a former schoolmate of Richard’s) and Bob Mould from Hüsker Dü and Sugar. The entire ensemble, including David, assembled for the traditional Fairport Convention encore of Richard’s classic Meet On The Ledge, a fitting end to an astonishing evening of musical virtuosity.

David Gilmour 2016 European Concert Dates Announced

David Gilmour Guitar Rehearsals 2015
David Gilmour Guitar Rehearsals 2015

David Gilmour fans in mainland Europe will be delighted that more concerts have been announced in a range of countries.

There are 28 concerts coming for the rest of the year with 11 across the Americas in USA and Canada, 13 across mainland Europe and a final 4 concerts in the UK.

The new dates are in Poland, Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium before finishing in UK at the previously announced four extra nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Here is the full itinerary of David Gilmour tour dates coming up in 2016.

Tickets for the new European dates went on sale Friday 5th February 2016.

David Gilmour Tour USA 2016

2016-03-24 – David Gilmour – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, California – USA (Tickets)
2016-03-25 – David Gilmour – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, California – USA (Tickets)
2016-03-27 – David Gilmour – The Forum (LA) – Los Angeles, California – USA (Tickets)
2016-03-31 – David Gilmour – Air Canada Centre – Toronto (Ontario) – Canada (Tickets)
2016-04-01 – David Gilmour – Air Canada Centre – Toronto (Ontario) – Canada (Tickets)
2016-04-04 – David Gilmour – United Center (Chicago) – Chicago, Ilinois – USA (Tickets)
2016-04-06 – David Gilmour – Auditorium Theater – Chicago, Ilinois – USA (Tickets)
2016-04-08 – David Gilmour – United Center (Chicago) – Chicago, Ilinois – USA (Tickets)
2016-04-10 – David Gilmour – Radio City Music Hall – New York, New York – USA (Tickets)
2016-04-11 – David Gilmour – Madison Square Garden (Manhattan) – New York, New York – USA (Tickets)
2016-04-12 – David Gilmour – Madison Square Garden (Manhattan) – New York, New York – USA (Tickets)

David Gilmour European Tour 2016 (New)

2016-06-25 – David Gilmour – Plac Wolnosci – Wroclaw – Poland (Tickets)
2016-06-27 – David Gilmour – Schloss Schonbrunn – Vienna – Austria (Tickets)
2016-06-28 – David Gilmour – Schloss Schonbrunn – Vienna – Austria (Tickets)
2016-07-10 – David Gilmour – Arena Di Verona – Verona – Italy
2016-07-11 – David Gilmour – Arena Di Verona – Verona – Italy
2016-07-14 – David Gilmour – Schlossplatz – Stuttgart – Germany (Tickets)
2016-07-16 – David Gilmour – Chateau De Chantilly – Chantilly – France (Tickets)
2016-07-18 – David Gilmour – Wiesbaden Bowling Green – Wiesbaden – Germany (Tickets)
2016-07-20 – David Gilmour – Les Arenas de Nimes – Nimes – France (Tickets)
2016-07-21 – David Gilmour – Les Arenas de Nimes – Nimes – France (Tickets)
2016-07-23 – David Gilmour – Saline Royale – Besancon – France (Tickets)
2016-07-27 – David Gilmour – Grote Markt – Tienen – Belgium (Tickets)
2016-07-28 – David Gilmour – Grote Markt – Tienen – Belgium (Tickets)

Previously Announced David Gilmour UK Tour Dates 2016

2016-09-25 – David Gilmour – Royal Albert Hall – London – England (Tickets)
2016-09-28 – David Gilmour – Royal Albert Hall – London – England (Tickets)
2016-09-29 – David Gilmour – Royal Albert Hall – London – England (Tickets)
2016-09-30 – David Gilmour – Royal Albert Hall – London – England (Tickets)