Bowie and Lemmy may be strumming their guitars in heaven, but luckily there’s still at least one rock god gigging on Planet Earth. Dave Gilmour, the legendary Pink Floyd guitarist, rocks and rolls into LA’s Hollywood Bowl for the new fist-pumping spring/summer season this March.
For anyone who grew up in the ‘70s, English band Pink Floyd crafted the progressive, psychedelic, art rock sound of choice, with seminal concept albums spanning The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals (who could forget the giant inflatable pig floating over London’s Battersea Power Station on the cover?). If you weren’t a convert already, 1979’s The Wall, with its anti-authority stance, backed up by graphic animation, ticked all the rebellion boxes. The band split in 1995, reuniting briefly in the 2000s, but feted guitarist Gilmour is now a solo force.
The LA gig is the first of his North America 2016 tour, which will also take in Chicago and New York. The tour will showcase Gilmour’s September-released fourth solo album Rattle That Lock, recorded partly on his houseboat studio Astoria. Its 10 intense, melancholy songs all feature Gilmour’s music, with five songs including words by his wife novelist Polly Samson. Three instrumental tracks are sure to appeal to the nostalgic Floyd faithful. Book ahead for the Bowl’s beloved VIP box experience!
24-25 Mar, 2016.
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