Friday 19th June 2015
David in Poland Again

With Wroclaw, Poland, being announced as one of the two European Capitals of Culture for 2016, the city will be hosting a number of events – amongst these is a special concert by David Gilmour. He will be performing in Wroclaw's colourful and historic Market Square on Saturday 25th June 2016.

More details, including ticketing, will follow.




Tuesday 9th June 2015
Phil Manzanera's TV Tribute to David

Masters of the GuitarDavid's live bandmate and co-producer Phil Manzanera is featured in a new TV programme for Sky Arts, which transmits tonight. Entitled 'Masters Of The Guitar', it focusses on ten acclaimed guitarists talking specifically about the guitarist who inspired them the most. Airing at 7.00pm in the UK, it includes Phil talking about the significant influence that David has had on his own playing, both solo and with Roxy Music, intercut with some choice video clips from Pink Floyd and David's solo career.

As Phil says in the show: "The thing about David [is], it's not a competition about [being] the fastest gun slinger in the west, it's the notes that you don't choose to play that actually define who you are as a guitarist." For more, tune in to Sky tonight.




Sunday 7th June 2015
Polly and David Unlock Details at Literary Festival

Polly Samson and David Gilmour were special guests at the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas in County Carlow, Ireland, on June 6th. In a session entitled 'Louder Than Words', they touched on lyric writing and the nature of creativity, amongst other topics.

As well as discussion on the process of writing lyrics for both On An Island and The Division Bell, Polly expanded on the collaborative nature of her writing for David and Pink Floyd, and how rewarding it has proved to be. Questions from the floor inevitably centred on the forthcoming album, and alongside praise for contributors and album co-producer Phil Manzanera, David and Polly revealed that the title will be Rattle That Lock.




Thursday 4th June 2015
Change of Venue

Just announced by the local organisers in Firenze (Florence), Italy, is the move of a number of summer concerts due to be held at Teatro Le Mulina, including David Gilmour's show on Tuesday 15th September. The concerts have been moved to the nearby Ippodromo del Visarno.

The revised venue is sited a few hundred metres from Mulina and closer to various public transport stops; tickets already purchased remain valid for the new venue.




Thursday 23rd April 2015
More tickets released for David Gilmour in Oberhausen, September 19

All David's European shows are sold out on the initial sale, but the finalising of the production design details means that a limited number of seats will now be made available for the show in Oberhausen, Germany, on September 19, 2015, via the link below.

Tickets will be in the top price bracket of 100 Euros and the third price bracket of 75 Euros.

The ticket link is here.

There will be a limit of two tickets per person/purchase. The name of the purchaser will be printed on both tickets.

Please note: tickets are not transferable, returnable or refundable. Terms and conditions apply.

Sales will be open to the public from 10.00am on Friday morning, April 24.




Thursday 12th March 2015
Polly's The Kindness Published Today

Novelist Polly Samson (lyricist for On An Island, The Division Bell, and The Endless River) has seen her novel The Kindness published in hardback in the UK today. It will be available on 5th May in Australia, and in the USA on 21st July.

Early reviews have described it as a 'beautifully-written and intricately-constructed piece of writing' and a 'gorgeously chilling novel about grief and betrayal'. You can order The Kindness in the UK here, and pre-order in Australia here and in the USA here. See the panel on the right for information on Polly's literary events, or click here for some recent features, including BBC Radio 4's Front Row and spreads in You magazine, the UK Sunday Times, and The Guardian.




Friday 6th March 2015
UPDATE – New UK Shows Added: Oct 02, 03

The three UK concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall have been an instant sell-out, so two ADDITIONAL UK SHOWS have been added – on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October. Tickets available from 10.00am today, 6th March. One unfortunate side effect of the shows' popularity is that tickets are starting to appear on unofficial sites.

Please note that anyone purchasing a ticket from any unauthorised site or seller will not be granted admission. The restrictions on ticket sales, including named purchasers and photo ID required for entry, are designed to restrict ticket sales to genuine fans and not those seeking to profit from resale. Official outlets are: the Royal Albert Hall box office, seetickets.com, ticketmaster.co.uk, eventim.co.uk, and stargreen.com.




Wednesday 4th March 2015
2015 UK and European Live Dates and New Solo Album

David Gilmour Tour 2015David announced today that tickets will go on sale at 10.00am GMT on Friday 6th March for his first live dates in nine years. The UK and European shows, planned for September 2015, will coincide with the release of his, as yet untitled, fourth solo studio album, which follows the platinum and UK Number 1 album On An Island.

The shows kick off at the historic Roman amphitheatre in Pula, Croatia, on 12th September, and continue through some of the world's most beautiful cities and venues. Other places visited include Verona and Florence in Italy, Orange in France, and Oberhausen in Germany, before David undertakes three consecutive nights at London's sumptuous Royal Albert Hall on 23, 24 and 25 September. For full details, click here to go to the Live Dates area.

David's new solo album follows the worldwide success of Pink Floyd's final album The Endless River, which hit the Number 1 chart position in 21 countries around the world, and was one of the UK's Top 10 best-selling albums of 2014. Pink Floyd have also just been named by IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) as the seventh top-selling artist globally in 2014.
Novelist Polly Samson (lyricist for On An Island, The Division Bell and The Endless River) has seen her novel The Kindness published in hardback in the UK and Australia; it will be available in the USA on 21st July.

Early reviews have already described it as a 'beautifully-written and intricately-constructed piece of writing' and a 'gorgeously chilling novel about grief and betrayal'. You can order The Kindness in the UK here, in Australia here, and pre-order in the USA here.

To order a copy of The Kindness, signed and personally dedicated by the author (and available worldwide), click here.

POLLY'S LITERARY EVENTS

JULY

Sunday 19th: Lymington, Hampshire; Curious Arts Festival. Polly will be interviewed by Damian Barr at 2.15pm. Click here for tickets.

You can read reviews of The Kindness, and interviews with Polly, here.