David Gilmour, the guitarist from Pink Floyd, has announced that he will be releasing his first solo album since 2006’s On an Island, and accompanying the release with his first solo tour in nine years.
According to Gigwise, Gilmour has yet to announce the name or release date of the new album, but tour dates have already been revealed. You can see one of the last remaining members of Pink Floyd performing his songs starting on September 12 in Croatia. Gilmour will then play venues in Italy, France, and Germany, according to the Daily Mail. The tour won’t last long though, ending with three nights of performances in London, September 23-25.
You can purchase tickets to see David Gilmour starting today (March 6), which is Gilmour’s 69th birthday.
You can find out the full schedule for Gilmour’s solo tour in the dates below.
Pula, Croatia Arena Pula, September 12
Verona, Italy Verona Arena, September 14
Florence, Italy Teatro Le Mulina, September 15
Orange, France Theatre Antique, September 17
Oberhausen, Germany Konig-Pilsener Arena, September 19
London, UK Royal Albert Hall, September 23-25
According to Yahoo! News, Gilmour specially selected Roman-era theaters at which to play his solo material, which he called “some of the world’s most beautiful cities and venues.”
It will be interesting for fans to see how Gilmour’s new solo album compares to his past effort On an Island, which drew psychedelic elements from past Pink Floyd releases but had a flavor of its own.
Pink Floyd and its members have been busier these past few months than they have in years. In late 2014, Pink Floyd announced they’d be releasing one final album, The Endless River. The album features songs written years ago by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright, who died of cancer in 2008.
“There are some sketches that aren’t finished, and some of them will be started again,” Gilmour explained to Rolling Stone. “There’s a few months’ work in it yet. I’m hoping to get it out this following year. Then I’m hoping to do an old man’s tour, not a 200-date sort of thing.”
Pink Floyd also employed the electronic voice of famous scientist Stephen Hawking to provide vocals for the album. The Endless River also earned Pink Floyd their first top spot on the charts in decades.
Will you be picking up the new Pink Floyd album or David Gilmour’s solo release? Will you be catching Gilmour on his final solo tour?