Waters Returns To The 'Dark Side'
With Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour about to launch a new solo album and world tour, the band's former bassist/vocalist Roger Waters is gearing up to perform the classic 1973 album "DarkWith Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour about to launch a new solo album and world tour, the band's former bassist/vocalist Roger Waters is gearing up to perform the classic 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety this summer in France.
Details of the show won't be announced until Monday (Feb. 27), but Waters' official Web site confirms that Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will join him on stage at the event. It is unclear if the gig will be a one-off or if Waters plans to take "Dark Side" on the road.
Sans Waters, Pink Floyd performed "Dark Side of the Moon" in full for the first time during its 1994 tour in support of "The Division Bell." With Waters back in the fold, the band performed the "Dark Side" tracks "Breathe" and "Money" as part of its four-song set at Live 8 last summer.
"Roger and I had a lot of bitterness and anger over the years and this was the first time that he had seemed to be wanting to put some of that behind him," Gilmour tells Billboard.com of the Live 8 performance. "And getting rid of anger and hatred is a good thing to do."
"I also thought that if I did not do it I would regret it," he continues. "So there are a lot of reasons for doing it and I did thoroughly enjoy doing it. And it is very good to get over some of the bitterness and very good to have some sort of closure on all of that."
As previously reported, Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright will be part of Gilmour's touring band this spring, as will longtime sidemen Guy Pratt (bass), Jon Carin (keyboards) and Dick Parry (sax).