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David Gilmour Will Return to Pompeii 45 Years After Pink Floyd's 'Live at Pompeii'

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David Gilmour performs at the Royal Albert Hall on Sept. 23, 2015 in London, England.

Nearly 45 years since Pink Floyd traveled to Pompeii, Italy, to film the acclaimed concert film Live at Pompeii in an empty ancient Roman amphitheater, David Gilmore is headed back. 

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On Wednesday it was announced the Pink Floyd guitarist and singer would return to the Amphitheatre of Pompeii on his upcoming tour with two nights of concerts planned -- and this time there will surely be people in attendance. 

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Gilmore is touring in support of his 2015 solo album, Rattle That Lock, with his third leg kicking off March 24 for two nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The entire trek spans until the end of September, when he will perform four shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He hits Pompeii July 7 and 8. 

Pompeii culture minister Dario Franceschini announced the news of Gilmore's return on Twitter Wednesday (March 16):