Gilmour Gears Up For Solo Album, Tour
Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour will begin his first solo tour in decades March 10 in Dortmund, Germany, in support of his upcoming solo album, "On an Island."Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour will begin his first solo tour in decades March 10 in Dortmund, Germany, in support of his upcoming solo album, "On an Island." Although North American dates have yet to be confirmed, Gilmour is expected to visit the region in April.
Due March 6 via Columbia, "On an Island" is Gilmour's first solo release since 1984's "About Face." The set is packed with guest appearances from David Crosby and Graham Nash on the title cut, Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, Robert Wyatt, Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera and Jools Holland.
Manzanera serves as a co-producer on the set with Gilmour and Chris Thomas. Orchestral arrangements were provided by composer Zbigniew Preisner.
In related news, Sony Music has bumped the release of Pink Floyd's "Pulse" DVD to Jan. 31. The project, which chronicles Pink Floyd's final tour in 1994, was originally slated to arrive last week.
Here are David Gilmour's tour dates:
Mar. 10: Dortmund, Germany (Konzerthaus)
Mar. 11: Hamburg (Congress Centrum)
Mar. 15: Paris (Le Grand Rex)
Mar. 16: Paris (L'Olympia)
Mar. 18: Frankfurt (Alte Oper)
Mar. 19-20: Amsterdam (Heineken Music Hall)
Mar. 24-25: Milan (Teatro Arcimboldi)
Mar. 26: Rome (Auditorium Parco Della Musica)
May 29-30: London (Royal Albert Hall)