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The Pink Floyd exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Rome, Italy from January 2018The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is heading to Rome, Italy, for its next staging. It opens January 19th, 2018 - let us know if you are going!

Roger Waters is performing a number of dates in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America in 2018. The spectacular tour (that may have further dates added) coincides with the recent album from Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want?

Finally, out now for those who missed the concerts (or indeed, cannot wait to relive them!) are the recordings of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii on CD, LP, DVD, Blu-ray which are out now. Some other goodies form part of the package (especially the boxset) so worth checking out the details!

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Roger Waters announces 2018 South American Us + Them tour dates
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Roger Waters Us + Them Tour 2018[UPDATED] Some great news for our friends down in South America - a total of eleven dates so far have been announced for that region, as part of the Roger Waters 2018 Us + Them tour, with tickets going on sale in most cases next week.

There are shows announced for Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru, although the show in Lima (whilst it has a date) does not yet have a confirmed venue. 

All eleven shows will be held in stadiums, so we are presuming they will be the large, outdoor version of the show, to be seen next July in the European cities of London, Lucca and Rome.

More dates in South America are due to be revealed in due course. 

Here are the newly announced dates:

We are still awaiting ticketing information (including links) for most of the dates on the South American tour; we'll update this story as they come in.

Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European/South American tour are announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
New Record Collector Magazine Pink Floyd special
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Record Collector Special - Pink Floyd. November 2017

In UK stores now is a special edition of Record Collector Magazine, completely focused on Pink Floyd. With the sub title of Shooting For The Moon, the magazine brings together both old and new from the long-running, respected publication.

It traces the development of the band, from their psychedelic beginnings in 1967 through to the recent closed Their Mortal Remains exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. The 116-page "bookazine" combines coverage from Record Collector’s Pink Floyd archive with freshly commissioned articles from David Quantick, Kris Needs, Daryl Easlea and Oregano Rathbone, featuring in-depth profiles of each album, and a delve into the band's solo output. There's also rare photographs and a UK discography with single, EP and album values.

Of particular interest is an interview with Nick Mason looking at the early days of the band, which elicits some fascinating views and insights. It's also intriguing seeing some of the older articles reprinted in this collection, discussing the state of play in those days with regard to, say, video material concerning the band.

Some of the prices quoted could be argued to be rather debatable, and there are the odd factual errors here or there, but irrespective of that, it's a great read, and worth tracking down. The eye-catching cover should leap out at you (figuratively speaking) from the shelves. If your local store doesn't have it, you can order it online, for shipping worldwide, via shop.RecordCollectorMag.com.

 
Two more outdoor Roger Waters shows in Europe 2018
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Roger Waters Us + Them 2018 Lucca and Roma, Italy

Two more dates have been announced for the Roger Waters 2018 Australian/New Zealand/European Us + Them tour, for shows with a slight difference to the majority.

The shows are presenting the special outdoor version of Us + Them tour; this means that Europe will have three of these special concerts with the London date at Hyde Park already revealed. The show presentation has so far only been staged in Mexico City and at the historic Desert Trip Festival last year. Alongside Hyde Park, this incredible show will also be hosted in Lucca and Rome: the Historical Walls in the Tuscan city and the Circus Maximus in the Capital.

The Lucca show is part of the Lucca Summer Festival, and will see Roger return to a venue he last played at in 2006. This time there is due to be a significantly larger audience - 45,000 - around four times the audience for the previous show. The second Italian date will take place in the fascinating, historic scenery of Rome's Circus Maximus, where David Gilmour performed in 2016 during his Rattle That Lock tour.

Here are the newly announced dates:

Tickets will cost from 80 to 110 euros (for the Pit area). The pre-sales will start, for everyone, on Thursday, December 14th at 7am CET, on the sites of Ticketone.it and D'Alessandro & Galli, and from Friday, December 15th at 11am in all authorized sales points. First though, next Monday, 11th December, there will be a presale with Virgin Radio, sponsor of the concert, from 9 am. Just register on virginradio.it to receive the presale code that will make it possible to purchase the ticket on Ticketone. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!

Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European tour is announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
Zurich gets second Roger Waters show in 2018
Written by Matt   
Monday, 04 December 2017

Roger Waters Us + Them Tour 2018Another additional date has been announced for the Roger Waters 2018 Australian/New Zealand/European Us + Them tour, with tickets going on sale later this week.

Here is the newly announced date:

Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European tour is announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
Signed Nick Mason drum head in Teenage Cancer Trust auction
Written by Matt   
Friday, 01 December 2017

Nick Mason signed drumhead for Teenage Cancer Trust auctionCharityStars.com are currently running a set of auctions under the festive title of "12 Drummers Drumming" - a reference to the famous "12 Days of Christmas" song.

The auctions are to raise much needed funds for the wonderful Teenage Cancer Trust charity, and offers a range of drums, drum heads and sticks from a range of artists. These include Nick Mason, Zak Starkey (son of Ringo, and The Who's drummer), Dave Grohl, and Nicko McBrain.

Nick Mason's offering, which can be seen here (click the thumbnail), is a framed drum head with the classic Pink Floyd "bubble" writing included in Nick's dedication. The auction for this ends on December 13th 2017, at 4:00pm GMT.

The charity to benefit from the twelve percussive donations is a truly worthwhile one - they strive to make the lives of young people (children, teenagers and young adults) suffering with cancer a little better, with dedicated wards, decorated and equipped with things to engage and take the minds off treatments and suffering. Visit the Teenage Cancer Trust charity website for more information and to support them via donations, or purchasing items such as their music related goodies including David Gilmour concert posters/t-shirts.

 
Roger Waters' Is This The Life We Really Want? gets Grammy Awards nomination
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 30 November 2017

Grammy Awards 60 logoOur congratulations to Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies and Darrell Thorp, engineers, and Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer, for their nomination in the 60th Grammy Awards to be held on January 28th, 2018.

Their work on Roger Waters' recent album, Is This The Life We Really Want?, has been nominated in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category, up against the likes of Bruno Mars.

Two years ago, Roger Waters received a pair of nominations - his Amused to Death reissue was nominated for Best Surround Sound Album, and his concert film for The Wall was nominated for Best Music Video/Film. Amused to Death won that category... is Roger in line for another success in these awards? We'll find out at the end of January!

 
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