David Gilmour returns to the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, following a run of five sold-out shows at the iconic venue earlier this year.
“The voice and guitar of Pink Floyd” is back at the hall on 25, 28, 29, and 30 September 2016.
Tickets for Gilmour’s only UK concerts to be announced for 2016 go on general sale on 4 December at 10 am.
Gilmour is currently on a world tour in support of his fourth solo album, ‘Rattle That Lock’. The follow-up to ‘On An Island’ was released worldwide in September and went to No. 1 in 11 countries around the world. The album once again features novelist Polly Samson as primary lyricist, although Gilmour wrote lyrics for two songs himself. Longstanding collaborator Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music co-produced the album with Gilmour.
The album’s title track begins with the four notes, created by Michaël Boumendil, which precede announcements at French SNCF railway stations which Gilmour recorded on his phone at Aix-en-Provence station. Samson’s lyrics were inspired by Book II of John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, which is also featured in her recent acclaimed novel, ‘The Kindness’. The single also features The Liberty Choir, as well as singers Mica Paris and Louise Marshall.
Gilmour, a member of Pink Floyd since 1968, released his first solo album, ‘David Gilmour’, in 1978. His second solo album, ‘About Face’, was released in 1984, again hitting the Top 20 in the UK.
Gilmour assumed control of Pink Floyd in 1985, after Roger Waters’ departure, creating the albums ‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’ (1987) and ‘The Division Bell’ (1994) with Richard Wright and Nick Mason. In 1996, Pink Floyd were inducted into the US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In July 2005 the band reunited with Roger Waters for a one-off performance at Live 8 in London’s Hyde Park. Just over nine years later Pink Floyd released ‘The Endless River’, the band’s final album.