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OUT NOW is the quite staggering Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972, a 27-disc box set of rarities! As you'll see from our review, going in-depth into the box set, there are countless gems and surprises throughout and a VERY worthy investment...Each 'year' is being made available to purchase separately from March 24th if you can't stretch to the full box set.
The Roger Waters 2017 Us + Them Tour in North America has just had another 11 dates added to it. Some of these are new venues, some are additional shows, and some are venues that Roger has performed at previously. The FULL list of concerts announced so far is shown below, and we are in the process of adding individual show pages for ALL of these, to ensure you have all the information you need to see the shows, get to the venues, and share your thoughts about them after the event.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of the revelation of the title of his new album - Is This The Life We Really Want? - which is due for release on May 19th. More news on THAT as it arrives with us...
Tickets for most of these additional concerts go on sale Monday, February 27th at 10 a.m. local time, through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster.ca, and AXS.com. The New Orleans show goes on sale on March 6th, and the third night at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles goes on sale on March 13th. VIP packages for all shows will be available. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!
Details of each concert venue and show, and how to get tickets, are (or will be very shortly in the case of some of these new announcements) on the normal show pages which are now in place - go to the Roger Waters 2017 Tour zone and select the show you are interested in.
Of the tour itself, Waters noted that "We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret. It'll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It'll be spectacular like all my shows have been." Here's the NEW teaser video which has just been released:
Published yesterday, following on from the media briefing and Q&A session held on Thursday afternoon at a hotel in London, is this teaser video for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, which opens on May 13th at London's Victoria and Albert Museum...
This afternoon, at the May Fair Hotel in London, Nick Mason and Roger Waters made a rare joint appearance at a media briefing and Q&A session for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. The exhibition is being held at London's Victoria and Albert Museum between May 13th - October 1st, 2017, and tickets are now available - and selling fast.
In the briefing and Q&A, the pair discussed for the first time the immersive experiential journey through Pink Floyd's world, from high tech audio visual events, objects, surreal landscapes, and the culture explosions that evolve throughout the exhibition. Read on for some of the details of the exhibition which have been revealed today - so if you DON'T want surprises spoiled, don't read on! You have been warned...
For those who have missed out on Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972 box set, either due to the cost, or only being interested in part of the contents, some good news for you. On March 24th 2017, Pink Floyd are releasing a series of book-bound individual collections from the box set, under the title 'The Early Years, 1965-1972: The Individual Volumes'.
Just to clarify, the box set also included an exclusive selection of additional material, BONUS CONTINU/ATION, which is not getting a standalone release, nor will the additional memorabilia or reproduction vinyl singles be getting a release outside of the box set.
The complete Early Years box set is still available from most retailers, as is the 2CD highlights album The Early Years – CRE/ATION.
To place your orders for the individual volumes, please use the following links. Some of the stores are yet to list them, but the links are here ready for when they go live:
It is worth checking the other Amazon stores, rather than just your local one, as pricing varies hugely; they will ship internationally. Buying through our links will give a small but vital contribution toward running this site, and is hugely appreciated. There is NO region coding on the Blu-ray and/or DVD discs, so if purchasing from a different region (e.g. you're in North America, buying from Europe, or vice versa), then all discs should be compatible with your players.
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of "A Momentary Lapse of Reason". It was the beginning of what many refer to as the band's 'David Gilmour Era'. Lawrence Bayne became a familiar face to Pink Floyd fans in 1987 as the star in the band's Learning to Fly video. The video, below, became the gateway for a new Pink Floyd audience but also crystallized the band's ambitions after a period of uncertainty for many others. Bayne sat down with Brain Damage to discuss how he was selected to star in the video, his interaction with Storm Thorgerson and David Gilmour, what he has been doing since filming the iconic piece, and his own band: Simple Damned Device.
Brain Damage: Lawrence, it's been 30 years since the Learning to Fly video was filmed… does it feel like it's been 30 years or does it feel like it was yesterday?
Oh God! When I look at it, it feels like 50 years. But the experience itself is fresh in my mind for a number of reasons. It was one of the first professional gigs I ever got as an actor. Prior to that, I had been doing street mime and goofing around. One day, I'm sitting at home with my friend Steve, viciously hung over, and I'm called by my agent at the time – he'd been utterly useless until then [laughs]. He called me on a Saturday, which freaked me out, and said: "Do you want to do an audition today? It's for Pink Floyd." And, to be honest, I was so hung over – it was just brutal… my friend says: "You gotta go. It's Pink Floyd. You gotta go!" And, of course, smarter heads prevailed and I got my shit together and went downtown to one of the most bizarre audition processes ever… which was about to last two weeks.