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December 20th - ESTADIO NACIONAL, SANTIAGO, CHILE Print E-mail
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David Gilmour ticket - Santiago

Capacity: 50,000

Concert starts: 9:00pm (To be confirmed)

Address of venue: Avenida Gi, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile. MAP

Website: www.ciudad.cl/

 

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David's 2015 tour of South America concludes at this stadium, which last echoed to Pink Floyd's music in 2007 and 2012, when Roger Waters brought his Dark Side of the Moon and Wall shows respectively to the venue.

Tickets for the concert go on sale on Thursday, September 10th, at 11:00hrs CLT through www.puntoticket.com 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. Our thanks to Terje Aukland for sending in the picture of his ticket, which you can see 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 final night of the South American tour thrilled the 47,000 in the Santiago stadium, which featured the inclusion of Coming Back To Life unusually WITH On An Island still in the set. Guy was pressed into a bass solo during Money, which was an echo back to the earlier days when Guy would be more used to doing this.

That’s it now until March, when North America is the next in line for David’s tour. Will the set change at all in the interim? We suspect not but who knows?

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, Terje Aukland
The 6th gig: Estadio Nacional Santiago de Chile

It was with great expectations we head for the final gig in South America. But, however, I was excited as well, because I remember very well what happened in September 1973, at this very same stadium. The democratic president Salvador Allende was killed on 9/11( ...) by the military soldiers from the dictator Augosto Pinochet’s army. Thousands of democratic dissidents were literally held captive at Estadio Nacional. And during the first two weeks 43 people were tortured and killed by Pinochet’s men. One of whom they killed was the singer/songwriter Victor Jara. About 30 000 people were tortured by A.P’s soldiers, more than 3 000 killed. - And what did Margaret Thatcher say: “Thank you, Mr. Pinochet, for bringing democracy to Chile.” Believe it or not. It is true!

The flight from Buenos Aires was absolutely breathtaking. The pampas towards south, and just before landing we fly over the Andes, with snow covered peaks. What a mighty view. And + 30 degrees Celsius at the airport.

Santiago was a very nice town - and what scenography! Eastward the Andes formed a beautiful view with a sharp silhouette towards the clear blue sky. And ahead of the Andes: the skyline of the city. Amazing! And westward we could feel the wind from the Pacific just some few kilometers away.

Now we were about to enter the stadium. An enormous area consisting of several different sports venues (tennis, athletics, football + +). But I have to say the infrastructure at the football stadium was very poor. And totally the opposite of the wonderful infrastructure at Allianz Parque in Säo Paulo. The whole stadium facility was very worn. The box office looked like absolutely everything but a box office. It seems clear that the stadium was very old, and no renovation had taken place for years. But the security was impressive. At every security point they tore off a part of the ticket, first from the left side of the ticket, and at next security point from the right side. Finally – after the third point - you just had a very very small part of the ticket left. To me the ticket is a kind of memory of the tour. But this time the remaining part was just as a big stamp …

Inside I felt a little bit sad thinking of the ’73 massacre. But I do think music can be a powerful way to stay together and connect people against dictatorships like that one in Chile, some 40 years ago. Let it never happen again! A part of the grandstands is always empty and retains its original look, to commemorate what happened in 1973.

As in Brazil and Argentina the audience were wonderful. Indeed! They roared for at least half an hour before the show started, and with 15 minutes to go nearly everyone in the audience (approx. 45 000) sang “Olè, Olè, Olè, David, David”. And higher and higher. But then all the lights were turned off. The show was about to begin.

As always it was the wonderful 5AM that started the concert. The audience exploded. And as at every gig, this time 40 000 mobile phones popped up, filming 5AM. A magic view, when turning the head backward to experience this moment. Another sea of led lights.

David and the band seemed to be in a very very good mood. He took small dance steps with his guitar during a lot of songs. And the applause was so powerful, that when he should start “In Any Tongue” he had to say to the audience: “Please calm down, now I will whistle for you!”

When Davids presented his band Phil Manzanera (his mother comes from Colombia) spoke a little bit of Spanish to the audience: “Viva la Chile, viva los chilenos”. An overwhelming applause.

The set list was as always the same, but he added “Coming Back To Life” to the set list as well, without excluding any other song.

An example of how David and the band found it enjoyable on the stage happened when playing Money. It was a remarkable and very special moment when David asked Guy – in the middle of the song – to play a bass solo. And Guy followed up. David played towards Guy for minutes! Wonderful!

The show was just amazing. And the encore unbelievable.

I have never heard the sound so clear at any other venue. Just fantastic! But you know, Mr. Norfield is a magician as well as an sound engineer. The same to say about Marc Brickman, the lighting designer. Wizards both of them.

All in all, the South America tour has been nothing but an amazing experience!

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 ( Monday, 11 January 2016 )
 
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