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NOW OPEN is the quite remarkable The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at London's V&A running until 15th October 2017 - an extension of two weeks due to the incredible demand. The V&A are now talking about plans to tour it. More on that as it is announced.

Roger Waters is performing a run of over 60 dates in North America... He has also announced some dates in Australia and New Zealand; hopefully there'll be some shows in European and the rest of the world. In an interview he suggested there would be around 200 shows all in all. Now out, released June 2nd, the new album from Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want?

Finally, for those who missed them last year (or indeed, cannot wait to relive them!) are the recordings of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii on CD, LP, DVD, Blu-ray and, prior to the end of September release, an encore cinema screening worldwide of highlights. Some other goodies form part of the package (especially the boxset) so worth checking out the details!

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Roger Waters announces shows in Germany and Austria for 2018
Written by Matt   
Monday, 18 September 2017
Roger Waters - Us + Them Tour

After 63 sold out shows in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, Roger Waters has announced the first of next year's concerts in Europe. Just revealed are 5 shows in Germany and 1 show in Austria in the early summer of 2018. The 2018 European Us + Them tour will visit Portugal through Russia with shows in 21 other countries.

UPDATE: Here's the full list of countries that the tour will visit: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Watch out for full details of cities and dates following soon.

Here's the dates announced so far:

Dedicated pages for each show on the tour are now live, joining the dates already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. As the rest of the European tour is announced, a page for every concert will be in place: the place to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
Major David Gilmour and Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii features in UK's Prog magazine
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Prog magazine issue 80 - Pink Floyd/David Gilmour Live at Pompeii special

The latest issue of the UK's Prog magazine, which is now on sale, has a feast of Floyd within its pages.

With the impending domestic release of David Gilmour's Live At Pompeii film on DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and CD, and the cinema screenings worldwide of an edit of the performance, Prog have a big cover feature telling the inside story of the original performance and film, which is full of fascinating insights. This is coupled with a nice interview with David discussing his return to Pompeii, his last world tour and discussing getting to work on new material, and suggests that an album and tour aren't out of the question. All in all, the magazine devotes 17 inside pages to the subject, and there are some lovely pictures included.

You can purchase Prog Magazine, either as single issues or as a subscription, in the UK and internationally through this direct link. Prog is also available on iPad, Google Play, Kindle and Nook.

 
Nick Mason, Aubrey Powell interview on BBC Radio tomorrow night
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 17 September 2017

BBC Radio 2 - Johnnie Walker's Long PlayersThe new series of Johnnie Walker's Long Players begins tomorrow night on the UK's BBC Radio 2, at 11pm BST. It's a special episode too - tying in with Radio 2's 50th birthday, they feature a key album and the singles that surrounded it in 1967.

The subject of this 57 minute show is The Piper At The Gates of Dawn; the band's innovative, exciting and acclaimed debut, the start of a road which took the Floyd to sales of more than 200 million (and still counting today) across the world.

Johnnie is joined by former architecture student and founding drummer with the band, Nick Mason, and his friend Aubrey 'Po' Powell, who grew up in Cambridge with David Gilmour and the late Syd Barrett. Po co-founded Hipgnosis (who designed most of the Floyd's album sleeves and photography) and is curator of 'Their Mortal Remains', which chronicles Pink Floyd's entire history at London's V&A Museum (which has just four weeks left before it closes).

BBC Radio 2 can be heard in the UK on FM and DAB radio, digital cable, satellite and Freeview, and in selected countries across Europe. It can also be heard via the BBC website live or by using the iPlayer service on demand. Our thanks to all of you who dropped us a line about this upcoming show.

 
Roger Waters guests at Michael Moore Broadway production
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Michael Moore - The Terms of My Surrender; September 2017 with Roger Waters guesting Michael Moore - The Terms of My Surrender; September 2017 with Roger Waters guesting

Documentary film maker Michael Moore is currently doing a run of shows on Broadway in New York. The Terms Of My Surrender is playing at the historic Belasco Theatre, and each show has a different guest, interviewed toward the end of the performance. Last Sunday, September 10th, Roger Waters took the opportunity whilst in town for his shows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to participate in the show (a matinee).

Waters spoke for a good twenty minutes or so (an excerpt is shown below) talking about a number of subjects, particularly Trump and the legislative changes he is attempting to effect, much to the shock of the audience. He also informed a shocked Moore about how his father was killed during the war, at Anzio.

Outside the theatre were a few protesters, and a couple were present in the auditorium; amidst the cheering for Waters were a couple of dissenting boos, which Waters met with his reasoning that he wanted people of all races, religions, political persuasions and such like to have basic human rights, and if you are booing that, you are booing this concept. This seemed to mollify the protesters, who didn't seem that committed to their cause anyway.

Toward the end of the show, things took a slight bizarre turn, with Moore "Dancing With The Starz" - dancing with a female dancer, then calling Waters back on the stage to join in, as a couple of Chippendale style male dancers quickly got down to the briefest of briefs! Waters clearly seemed amused but definitely ill at ease at the situation, managing a small bit of "dad dancing" as they conga'd off the stage. The picture to the right (courtesy of Marie Lopez-Reyes) shows Waters and Moore grooving to the music...

 
'Live At Pompeii': David Gilmour creates another masterpiece
Written by Marty Yawnick   
Friday, 15 September 2017
David Gilmour Live at Pompeii - screenshot from EPK

If you have the chance, see this in a theater. See it in a big room with a lot of people. Yes, your 100-inch big screen TV kicks all kinds of ass. And your Dolby Surround 7.1 sound is awesome. See this in a cinema while you can, via the encore screenings in a number of cinemas on Monday, September 18. More information here.

'Live At Pompeii' is a concert film of David Gilmour's 2015-16 'Rattle That Lock' tour. The Blu-ray will be released on September 28, but it premiered on September 13 in cinemas around the globe and everyone was invited. It was shot in the Amphitheatre of Pompeii, the site of the film 'Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii' shot back in 1971. Over 40 years later, Gilmour returned for two sold out performances on July 7 and 8, 2016.

I was looking forward to seeing the cinema presentation of David Gilmour's 'Live At Pompeii' with both a warm space cadet glow and a little trepidation. I was fortunate enough to see this tour live in 2016 at the Hollywood Bowl, the type of unique venue where Gilmour really likes to perform. I still bask in the afterglow of that night. It was an outstanding performance combined with the magic of a classic and timeless venue. How could a carefully edited film screened at about 30 dB quieter than the live show hold up to the actual performance?

The answer is very well. The film is its own experience. We were in a packed theater with a room full of other fans who get it, making the evening a moving shared experience. Really… see it in a cinema.

Directed by Gavin Elder, the film opens with an impressive, sweeping aerial shot of the Amphitheatre at Pompeii -- Mount Vesuvius looming in the background -- and then wastes no time diving in to the music...

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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii - One of These Days
Written by Matt   
Friday, 08 September 2017

As a further taster of things to come, today the full performance of One of These Days from the David Gilmour Live at Pompeii cinema screenings (on September 13th worldwide) and CD, vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray releases on September 29th which are fully detailed here, has been made available.

Should you need any further encouragement to seek out a cinema screening, and/or buy your choice of Live at Pompeii package to watch/listen to at your leisure at home, just watch this:

 
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