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David Gilmour hints at new solo album and talks touring plans

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Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour says he wants to make a new album before he hits the road again.

Almost a year after playing his last live show at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of his residency at the iconic venue, David spoke about the prospect of going on tour again in a new video promoting his upcoming concert film ‘Live At Pompeii’.

“I feel very uncomfortable heading off and doing another tour without having any new music,” David says in the clip.

"There are several songs that are close to being complete, which didn't make it onto this album (2015’s ’Rattle That Lock’). I can't see myself doing another tour without making another album first and that takes me a while.

“It took 10 years last time and I'm really hoping, without making any promises, that it won't take 10 years this time, that I'll get back in and start working again. And following that, yeah, I'll be out again."


Despite the lengthy nine-year wait fans had for ‘Rattle That Lock’, this was nothing compared to the 22-year gap between 1984’s ‘About Face’ and 2006’s ‘On an Island’, although Pink Floyd did release ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ and ‘The Division Bell’ within that period.

‘Live at Pompeii’ hits over 2,000 cinema screens across the globe on Wednesday 13th September before it gets a release on DVD, CD, Blu-ray and digital formats on Friday 29th September.

Filmed at David’s two historic shows in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre on 7th and 8th July 2016 in front of 2,600 people each night, the shows were the first in front of an audience at the historic location since the gladiators in the first century AD. It also took place 45 years after Pink Floyd’s fabled film in an empty amphitheatre.

Watch a preview below that boasts snippets of David’s solo songs and Pink Floyd classics including ‘Wish You Were Here’ ‘Comfortably Numb’, ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’, and ‘Run Like Hell’.

For information on what cinemas are showing David Gilmour Live At Pompeii, head to David’s official website.

David’s setlist in Pompeii was as follows:

5 A.M.
Rattle That Lock
Faces of Stone
What Do You Want From Me
The Blue
The Great Gig in the Sky
A Boat Lies Waiting
Wish You Were Here
Money
In Any Tongue
High Hopes

One of These Days
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
Fat Old Sun
Coming Back to Life
On an Island
The Girl in the Yellow Dress
Today
Sorrow
Run Like Hell

Time
Breathe
Comfortably Numb

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