A new concert film documenting David Gilmour‘s historic return to Pompeii, Italy, last summer will be screened for one night only in more than 2000 theaters across the globe on September 13.
David Gilmour Live at Pompeii captures performances from two shows that the ex-Pink Floyd singer/guitarist played at the 2,000-year-old Pompeii Amphitheatre on July 7 and 8, 2016. Those shows took place nearly 45 years after his old band was filmed performing at the site for the classic 1972 movie Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.
Gilmour’s shows were the first rock performances ever held in front of an audience at the Roman amphitheater, which was built in 90 B.C. and buried in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 70 A.D. Floyd did not have an audience when they performed there in 1971.
David’s set at both concerts showcases songs from his latest two solo albums, 2015’s Rattle That Lock and 2006’s On an Island, and also features a variety of Pink Floyd tunes from throughout the band’s long career.
Among the many highlights are a rare live performance of the Dark Side of the Moon song “The Great Gig in the Sky” and a rendition of the Meddle track “One of These Days,” which Pink Floyd also played at Pompeii in 1971.
Gilmour said about his 2016 Pompeii shows, “It’s a magical place and coming back and seeing the stage and the arena was quite overwhelming. It’s a place of ghosts…”
David Gilmour Live at Pompeii was shot in the high-def 4K format, and was directed by Gavin Elder, whose resume includes promo videos for two songs from On an Island.
To buy tickets for the Live at Pompeii screenings, and check out where they are taking place, visit DavidGilmourCinemaTickets.com.
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Source: Classic Rock News