Pink Floyd is always in the headlines throughout the year because it is one of the most popular bands on Earth. The reality of this media attention is often due to Pink Floyd tributes by other bands — which are often elaborate. For instance, Hozier recently took on covering Pink Floyd.
However, new information is arising in mid-April that Pink Floyd’s original lead man, Roger Waters, has two releases centered around him coming out in 2015 — and at least one has new footage.
Are Pink Floyd still a band outside of Roger Waters? As it appears, Western Daily Press U.K. states that there were recent rumors that Pink Floyd could be headlining the famous Glastonbury Festival in 2015.
The main piece of evidence that Pink Floyd may be at the 2015 Glastonbury Fest is, “New artwork featuring a moon with planets circulating on a black background has prompted rumours that the remaining members of the band could return to play their iconic album one last time.”
The Western Daily Press U.K. goes on to point out that Pink Floyd is unlikely to get together for a reunion considering their original keyboard player, Richard Wright, died in 2008. Also, Pink Floyd has turned down £136 million to do a reunion tour in the past.
While the world may be holding their breath to see Pink Floyd at Glastonbury, they will be able to see Roger Waters in other ways. First off, Roger Waters’ 1992 project outside of Pink Floyd called Amused to Death is being reformatted.
Ultimate Classic Rock states about the new Roger Waters post-Pink Floyd reissue that it will be available on “CD, CD/Blu-ray, SACD, hi-res digital download, two-LP 200-gram vinyl and limited-edition numbered two-LP picture disc vinyl.”
Amused to Death includes other artists besides Pink Floyd members such as Jeff Beck, Don Henley, Steve Lukather, Jeff Parcaro, Randy Jackson, and Rita Coolidge. It also incorporates arranger Michael Kamen that was an important component of the orchestrations during the making of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. The Amused to Death reissue will be available on July 24.
Speaking of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, there is a new global release date for documentary footage about Pink Floyd’s global The Wall Live Tour. Real Screen reports, “U.K. distributor Picturehouse Entertainment and event promoter Fathom Events have acquired the international and U.S. rights respectively to Roger Waters The Wall. [sic]”
The Pink Floyd-related documentary has already been shown at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival but will be officially released September 29 worldwide. In post-Pink Floyd form, the film is about Roger Waters’ worldwide tour that he did from 2010 to 2013. Allegedly, the tour Roger Waters did for The Wall sans Pink Floyd was, “the biggest worldwide tour by a solo artist ever.”
The September debut of the film will also include and “in conversation” video segment with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
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