Concert starts: 8pm
Address of venue: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York 10001. MAP
David's 2016 tour of North America continues with this concert at one of the world's most notable venues, Madison Square Garden in New York City. The venue itself has won many awards, with only London's O2 Arena eclipsing the venue as one of the best in the world, according to fans, bands and promoters.
Tickets went on sale Friday, July 17th at 10am EST, through this link: Ticketmaster.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. We also understand that there are a limited number of VIP packages available for this venue.
As an additional incentive, purchasers of tickets online who are resident in North America will be emailed a code, redeemable on the CD of David's new album, Rattle That Lock. This is subject to terms and conditions, which should be available to you from the ticketing website.
The newspaper advert for the concert, seen to the right and viewable in more detail by clicking on it, is courtesy of Elliot Tayman. Our thanks to Benjamin Fishman 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, 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, 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 middle show of the three nights in New York saw the transplant of the band, and equipment, from the 6,000 seater, historic venue of Radio City Music Hall, to this altogether larger proposition - Madison Square Garden.
Some slight changes to the setlist over the previous show, and an appreciative audience throughout. A number of empty seats were spotted, which presumably represented some of the overpriced tickets on secondary ticketing websites which went unsold. However, this didn’t seem to spoil the atmosphere at the show.
We'd love to know in more detail how the concert went. Did you go? Let us know what YOU thought!
CONCERT PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Benjamin Fishman
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.
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!