David Gilmour will Join Roger Waters for The Wall Tour Surprise Date

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For many of those who embrace the wonders of psychedelic/exploratory music, it starts with Pink Floyd and ends with the countless musical spawns they have subsequently inspired in the the years that have followed since the 1967 release of the seminal Piper At The Gates of Dawn debut record. Whether a friend or sibling introduced you to Dark Side of the Moon when you were a musical tabula rasa effectually awaiting the tipping point where music became an important factor of life, or you experienced some other casual encounter with the band’s material inspired a lifetime of fandom, everyone seems to have had a “click” point at some point with the band’s material and chances are, if you took a liking to the strange sounds, your music tastes never were quite the same thereafter.

Syd, Roger, Richard, David, and Nick are on a short list of musicians with the ability to show the world what imagination sounds like by harnessing the outer bounds of creative energy and capturing this magic for posterity in a studio setting (if only the walls of Abbey Road Studios could speak). Years of inner strife, lineup changes and unprecedented in-studio and on-stage innovations were the band’s m.o. and millions followed along through stratospheric peaks and cavernous valleys, even as the band released albums like the studio side of Ummagumma with almost zero semblance of the psych-pop sensibility the band had shown on earlier recordings. Needless to say, the trajectory of Floyd’s dramatic storied career has been filled with interpersonal relations at both ends of the spectrum, in step with their epic catalogue, and perhaps the story has not reached it’s end and many fans (like yours truly) may finally get their wish in the form of a cathartic denouement, achieving closure for fans and band alike. Or perhaps the ride is long over
and we’ll have to wait for the proverbial Great Gig in the Sky to have our musical dreams unfold, and that’s fine too, but we can always hope. Now onto the news inspiring this rant…

Every few years there is a news item that whips the vast fan kingdom into a frenzy of speculation and last week when announced that he would be joined by guitarist for a surprise appearance at one of the 94 shows on his massive upcoming Wall Tour, the interweb immediately exploded with speculation
that perhaps pigs would fly once again, and a full performance under the moniker may just happen (although a real reunion is sadly impossible since the death of keyboard player and “Echoes” author Richard Wright in 2008). A four-song performance in 2005 at Live 8 whetted many fans’ appetite for more despite Waters’ declaration way back when that was a “spent force” and numerous other hints that such a reunion was impossible (including Gilmour’s recent appearance with Waters at a benefit).

But with this recent news of a reunion between the two central creative forces and the two with the most conflicted past history, perhaps the final cut has not been made after all giving those of us third-generation fans too young to have attended the “Pink Gilmour” (as many fans referred to it) PULSE tour a final chance to see a tour with David and Roger again making music together with their friend Nick Mason. For now, the only sensible solution is to keep your ear to the ground and await any hints that are out there and a few lucky fans will get the chance of a lifetime to witness what is sure to be the reunion of 2010 when Gilmour again shares the stage with his estranged friend and bandmate on Waters’ solo tour.

Roger Waters talks about gig with David Gilmour, including future appearance! [brain damage]

  • http://www.nightbreakers.co.uk Kerry Mulder

    Loving the post. This music changed my life. Keep up the good work and what an amazing photo too.

  • http://www.nightbreakers.co.uk Kerry Mulder

    Loving the post. This music changed my life. Keep up the good work and what an amazing photo too.

  • Dave Stone

    If David & Roger get together again it will be electrifying! Its about time they both realized that the music of Pink Floyd is at the highest echelon of classic rock. Internationally, there are more successful Pink Floyd cover bands than for any other group and they appeal to audiences of all age groups. This is their chance to cement there formidable legacy and retake the world stage.

  • Dave Stone

    If David & Roger get together again it will be electrifying! Its about time they both realized that the music of Pink Floyd is at the highest echelon of classic rock. Internationally, there are more successful Pink Floyd cover bands than for any other group and they appeal to audiences of all age groups. This is their chance to cement there formidable legacy and retake the world stage.

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  • http://www.1000kreuzfahrten.de/ mittelmeer kreuzfahrt

    I woud agree. Nice post. I would not say it changed my life. But it definitely had a great impact.

  • http://www.1000kreuzfahrten.de/ mittelmeer kreuzfahrt

    I woud agree. Nice post. I would not say it changed my life. But it definitely had a great impact.

  • http://www.tripline.net Rick_larocca

    Tripline launched a few weeks ago and here is an example of what we do. We created an embeddable animated map of Roger’s tour
    http://tripline.net/trip/Roger_Waters%3A_The_Wall_Live-4214410506761003AF70B1B6DF2C73CA

  • publius

    guys . the tour kicks on what date? on rick wrights death anniversary.

    - publius …

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