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December 16th - ARENA DO GREMIO, PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL Print E-mail
Arena do Grêmio
David Gilmour ticket - Porto Alegre 2015

Capacity: 55,662

Concert starts: 9:00pm 

Address of venue: Avenida Padre Leopoldo Brentano, 110 - Humaitá, Porto Alegre - RS, 90250-590, Brazil. MAP

Website: www.arenapoa.com.br/

 

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David's 2015 tour of South America arrives at the Arena do Grêmio, which is a multi-use stadium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It was inaugurated on December 8, 2012. It is used mostly for football matches and as the home stadium of Grêmio, replacing the Estádio Olímpico Monumental.

Tickets for the concert go on sale on Thursday, September 10th, at 00:00hrs BRT through www.blueticket.com.br although please be aware that demand will be incredibly high so you might need to be patient and keep retrying.

We also understand that there may be a limited number of VIP packages available for this venue.

David Gilmour at Porto Alegre, December 2015

Our thanks to Charles Portilho for this picture of the stage under construction, the day before the show...click the thumbnail to the left to see the picture in more detail. Our thanks also to Charles for the picture of the ticket, shown to the right.

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: 5am, Rattle That Lock, Faces Of Stone, Wish You Were Here, A Boat Lies Waiting, The Blue, Money, Us And Them, In Any Tongue, High Hopes.
SECOND HALF:
Astronomy Domine, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Fat Old Sun, Coming Back To Life, The Girl In The Yellow Dress, Today, Sorrow, Run Like Hell ENCORE: Time / Breathe (reprise), Comfortably Numb.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!

From an old quarry, to a state of the art football stadium from 2012 - the David Gilmour 2015 South American tour has reached Porto Alegre and another (by the sound of it) great show, in front of a wonderful, appreciative audience, something that David and his band have enjoyed at each venue.

The show featured the slight changed set, with the inclusion of the occasional Coming Back To Life, again at the expense of On An Island, as with the previous night.

We'd love to know in more detail how the concert went. Did you go? Let us know what YOU thought!

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, CHARLES PORTILHO
After more than 40 years of waiting in vain for a Pink Floyd gig and receiving Roger Waters three times in 2002, 2007 and 2012, Brazil finally has a David Gilmour tour. After the official announcement of Gilmour's coming, what we saw throughout the country was a real rush and scramble for tickets.

Fans, who had never had the opportunity to see our guitarist playing live, were euphoric and all four nights of shows, showed to David Gilmour because he should have come much earlier to Brazil. Gilmour made exciting shows, sold out in Sao Paulo (twice), Curitiba and Porto Alegre finally, that despite being away from my city, where I was able to buy tickets for myself, wife and daughters.

After flying around 3 hours and some sleep at the hotel, I arrived at the Arena Gremio in the suburb of Porto Alegre, three hours before the show started and I've had to face a kilometric queue to enter the stadium. Inside, the atmosphere was sensational, pleasant temperatures and a lot of anxiety for everyone.

We hear the first chords 5AM promptly at 9pm and from then on all enjoyed an excellent presentation of this guitar monster with such a crazy audience that managed to surprise even a super experienced artist like David.

The audience sang in chorus the greatest hits of Pink Floyd and Gilmour was applauded several times including the well known song "ole ole ole ole Gilmour Gilmour" and proved to be quite happy in Portuguese thanks to the more than 40,000 in the audience.

I remember always we watched the Pulse DVD and thought how happy were the people who were there experiencing that wonderful time, but now we can already say that we have seen at least one version of PULSE and that will be part of our lives to death.

Gilmour could have played more Pink Floyd and less songs from his solo career, missed ECHOES, lacked Wots Uh The Deal and others, but I'm sure he'll be back and in my dreams he returns accompanied by Roger Waters to play only the old and wonderful songs of Pink Floyd.

I think Gilmour took home a very good remembrance of us, Brazilians and if there is a new tour it will definitely come back. In four concerts in Brazil he may feel it is much loved and respected in our country, and together with us he made four great performances so large or larger than Gdansk, certainly much warmer.

Thank you very much INDEED, David !!!

YOUR HELP NEEDED! We want to cover David's concerts the best we can, to share the experience with everyone, especially those who won't be able to attend the shows. We'd love to see ANY pictures, tickets scans, reviews, newspaper reports, and anything else you come across for this show - we look forward to hearing from you!

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 December 2015 )
 
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