Concert starts: 8pm
Address of venue: 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020. MAP
Virtually 10 years to the day, David Gilmour returns to the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The venue last saw David and his band perform back in 2006 as part of the On An Island tour. The venue was build and opened in 1932 and forms part of the Rockefeller Centre. It is reckoned to be one of the best venues for a concert in the area.
This show has been added some time after the rest of the shows in North America was announced, but the same ticketing offer stands for this show, as for the other shows in the US and Canada - a free CD of Rattle That Lock is redeemable for all online ticket sales.
Our thanks go to: Bradley Kaplan for the picture taken in January, showing the concert advertised outside the venue, which you can see to the right (click the thumbnail), and to Terje Aukland for sending in the ticket scan shown to the right - again, click on the thumbnail.
Tickets went on sale on Thursday 3rd December at 10am EST from this direct link at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone, or selected Ticketmaster outlets. Please note that there is a limit of two tickets per customer. If tickets remain, they will be available at the Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Beacon Theatre box offices from Friday, December 4th. As mentioned above, every ticket purchased online will include a CD of David's Rattle That Lock album. NB: It is essential to click the redeem/claim CD button on the Ticketmaster website to activate delivery. There are also three different "VIP Packages" available for this show, offering front row or premium price seats along with special merchandise items - also available through this link.
|SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
|FIRST HALF: 5am, Rattle That Lock, Faces Of Stone, Wish You Were Here, What Do You Want From Me, 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, 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!
So, the first of three consecutive nights in The Big Apple, and the lovely, historic Radio City Music Hall. What a fantastic hall to see the show in…and initial reports are that David and the band responded to their surroundings accordingly.
Some further tweaking of the set, with What Do You Want From Me sitting in the first half, and the surprise omission of The Girl With The Yellow Dress.
We'd love to know in more detail how the concert went. Did you go? Let us know what YOU thought!
CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Paul J. Pinciaro
The Radio City show was fantastic. It is one of the better venues to witness a great concert. The process for getting into the venue is a little ridiculous, but once you are inside you are truly in a great concert environment.
The show started about 8:10 pm, with many ticket holders still not in their seats due to the log jam outside. The setlist was similar to most shows, but The Girl in the Yellow Dress was dropped from the 2nd set.
The crowd was in good spirits throughout the show, and David seemed genuinely appreciative of the reception. As with most shows, he doesn't speak much during the show, but when he does, he is genuine in his response.
His guitar playing was flawless all night. He really brought the crowd to its feet with the classics. It's hard to say which songs were the highlights as he put emotion and soul into all the songs. The band and backup singers were very tight and also performed with lots of emotion. They all seemed to have a really good time and enjoyed the New York crowd.
The sound engineers did an unbelievable job. Everything sounded crisp and clear. You really have to give it to both him and Roger Waters when it comes to making sure you can hear everything as it is meant. At many concerts, the sound is just loud and muffled. But not these guys. They really have it down to a science. You clearly get your money's worth when you attend their shows.
The videos, lights and lasers were outstanding, especially on the final number, Comfortably Numb. There is no better way to end a show than with that number.
It's a shame that he is likely nearing the end of his career, but his playing has never been better. I am glad I got to see him perform during this limited North American Tour. At the rate at which he tours, it might be for the final time.
CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Martin Eade
Just wanted to share some pics of DG's recent concerts in New York. My wife and I flew from Western Australia to be at Radio City and I went on my own to Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
The two shows were quite different experiences, and I'm really glad I went to both. Radio City was obviously more intimate, and we were close to the front but off to the side. I wasn't originally going to go to MSG as the tickets left were restricted viewing, but I picked up one of the tickets made available at the last minute, and ended up dead centre right behind the mixing desk! As historic and memorable as the Radio City show was, I actually felt that the show as a whole presented better at MSG. I'm sure they did more with the lighting there, too.
Musically there was nothing to fault as you would expect, and the setlist only differed by one song – On an Island at Radio City / The Girl in the Yellow Dress at MSG. My musical highlight – Comfortably Numb aside – was Sorrow at Radio City. I've never felt an entire venue vibrate like that before. The sound quality was amazing in both venues.
One regret of our trip is that I had the opportunity to be at the Ace Hotel event, I was on the waiting list and could have secured a ticket about 3pm on the day but there's no way that jetlag was going to let me go. We'd also booked a day trip to Washington the following Wednesday so I couldn't go to Guy's show either! Not that I'm complaining, the two concerts made the trip well worth it.
CONCERT PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Shari Rife
Our thanks to Shari for sending in these shots from the concert - as Shari notes, it was an "awesome show...unbelievable!"
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