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03 May 2024

David Gilmour Announces First UK Shows In Eight Years

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David Gilmour has announced his first live shows in London for eight years in support of his new album Luck And Strange, to be released on 6 September.

The live shows – the first to be announced around the new album – will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th & 15th of October. Fans pre-ordering Luck And Strange from the official David Gilmour UK Album Store at will be able to participate in an exclusive ticket pre-sale on Thursday 9 May.

The window to qualify for the pre-sale ends at 3pm on Wednesday 8 May, with all existing pre-orders from the official David Gilmour UK Album Store also eligible. Tickets will then go on general sale at 10am on Friday 10 May.

Luck And Strange was recorded over five months in Brighton and London and is Gilmour’s first album of new material in nine years. The record was produced by David and Charlie Andrew, best known for his work with ALT-J and Marika Hackman.

The majority of the album’s lyrics have been composed by Polly Samson, Gilmour’s co-writer and collaborator for the past thirty years. Samson says of the lyrical themes covered on Luck And Strange, “It’s written from the point of view of being older; mortality is the constant.” Gilmour elaborates, “We spent a load of time during and after lockdown talking about and thinking about those kind of things.”

The album features eight new tracks along with a beautiful reworking of The Montgolfier Brothers’ ‘Between Two Points’ and has artwork and photography by the renowned artist Anton Corbijn.

Musicians contributing to the record include Guy Pratt & Tom Herbert on bass, Adam Betts, Steve Gadd and Steve DiStanislao on drums, Rob Gentry & Roger Eno on keyboards with string and choral arrangements by Will Gardner. The title track also features the late Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright, recorded in 2007 at a jam in a barn at David’s house.

Some contributions emerged from the live streams that Gilmour and family performed to a global audience during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021; Romany Gilmour sings, plays the harp and appears on lead vocals on Between Two Points. Gabriel Gilmour also sings backing vocals.

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