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Pink Floyd/David Gilmour booking agent Neil Warnock talks mega-gigs Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 13 June 2015

The GuardianNeil Warnock, founder and worldwide president of The Agency Group, booking agents which represents some 2,500 artists worldwide including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd (when they were touring) and David Gilmour, has shared some of his experiences with the UK's Guardian newspaper. With his extensive experiences - first putting on a show at age 17 - and with such a roster of artists, the article ("How to put on a mega-gig") gives some fun and fascinating insights into putting on some of the largest shows the world of music has seen.

Included are some of his recollections of working with Gilmour and the Floyd - such as this from the band's late 80s shows. "Once, with Pink Floyd in Italy, we couldn't get their mirrorball into the stadium. We couldn't drop it in by crane – which we'd done before – because the streets were too narrow to get a giant crane down. The only way was to destroy the entrance where the footballers walk in. We destroyed it, got the mirrorball in, did the show, rebuilt it and got out. The fans had no idea. Neither did the stadium until we did it, but they were very happy – they had Pink Floyd."

Elsewhere he talks of the 1988 Versailles shows, and the 2006 Venice shows that Gilmour had to postpone for a week after a technical issue with the stage structure. To read the article in full, visit this link at the Guardian.

 
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