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October 2nd - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND Print E-mail
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David Gilmour ticket - Royal Albert Hall London


Capacity: 5,272 (maximum; depends on configuration of seating)

Concert starts: 7:45pm

Address of venue: Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP. MAP

Website: www.royalalberthall.com

 

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David's 2015 tour of Europe concludes at this historic venue, and this is the fourth of five shows. The last time David brought his show to this London venue was at the end of May 2006, and film of those three shows ended up as the Remember That Night DVD release. Could he be intending to film one or more of these new shows for future release as well? We certainly hope so!

Tickets went on sale Friday, March 6th at 10am UK time, and the DavidGilmourblog.co.uk presale started Wednesday, March 4th for those quick off the mark. For the main sale of tickets, you can use these links: Ticketmaster, Eventim, Seetickets, Stargreen and RoyalAlbertHall.com although please be aware that demand is incredibly high so you might need to be patient and keep retrying, as they seem to be adding tickets for sale progressively.

The organisers have pointed out that "for the London concerts, the name of the lead booker will be printed on each ticket. The lead booker must attend the concert and photo ID will be required to gain entry to the venue. There will be no exceptions to this rule. This is to try and stop secondary selling by ticket touts at high prices." This is exactly what happened with the Kate Bush concerts in London last year, and it seemed to work really well. It ensured that fans were there, and ticket touts/scalpers didn't get much of an opportunity to make a killing buying tickets for a show they would have no intention of seeing!

We also understand that there are a limited number of VIP packages available for this venue, priced around £249. Again, this is subject to fees and conditions.

Our thanks to Kev Porter for the ticket scan 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, On An Island, 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!

The wait between last Friday's concert, and tonight's return to the stage for David and his band, seems to have been a long one. With the band gelling so well, is there a danger that the layoff (albeit not a long one) would affect their performances? Such fears turned out to be completely unfounded, with the quality throughout seemingly turned up a notch, and for my money, tonight's concert was the finest we've had at the Royal Albert Hall this time around. Can it be topped by tomorrow night?

The set list was as expected, but with the welcome return of Coming Back To Life which does hint that any slight qualms that David had about his voice (last week he seemed to be struggling with a cold or chest issue of some sort) have dissipated. Having said that, his vocal on this track did display the odd very slight effect from that earlier medical impact on him.

One particular high spot tonight was Money - given an almost bluesy solo, it was quite something to hear. In Any Tongue established itself in the very first concert - the Preview Show in Brighton - as an instant live classic, and the powerful performance, coupled with the very effective and equally powerful screen film, yet again knocked out the audience. Of the older tracks, Fat Old Sun also proved a massive favourite of the crowd - not bad for one of the older, lesser known tracks from the Floyd back catalogue!

Just one more night of the 2015 European tour to go: tomorrow, at the same venue. We'd love to know what you thought about tonight's show, though - how was the concert for you? Let us know what YOU thought!

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD contributor, GARY ASHTON
This show was my second of the RAH shows as I had attended the previous Thursday evening... I sat almost in the same seat for both shows in the arena area!! Not much to choose between the gigs, they were both amazing and am now looking forward to two more shows in 2016.

Set highlights for me were In Any Tongue, High Hopes, Astronomy Domine, Fat Old Sun, Sorrow and Comfortably Numb which with the use of those amazing lasers seemed to turn the famous old venue into something from 'Close Encounters'!

David Gilmour - Royal Albert Hall, October 2015 David Gilmour - Royal Albert Hall, October 2015

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 ( Wednesday, 30 December 2015 )
 
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