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Home arrow David Gilmour 2016 arrow July 2nd - CIRCO MASSIMO / CIRCUS MAXIMUS, ROME, ITALY
Circo Massimo / Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy

Capacity: TBC

Concert starts: 9pm (to be confirmed)

Address of venue: Via del Circo Massimo, 00186 Roma, Italy. MAP




David Gilmour has just added a pair of shows to his 2016 European tour for Rattle That Lock - the first ever seated concerts at the historic Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus) in Rome, Italy. The shows are part of the Postepay Rock in Roma festival. The concerts will take place on July 2nd and 3rd.

Tickets for Circus Maximus will be priced from €60 (subject to booking fees) and will go on sale on Thursday 7 April from at 10:00hrs CET. Please note tickets will be limited to 4 per person.

The Circus Maximus in Rome was built in the sixth century BC and was used as a race track for horse racing. Today it is a large public park, also used for concerts.

The official website for the event is

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.
Astronomy Domine, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Dancing Right In Front Of Me, Coming Back To Life, On An Island, The Girl In The Yellow Dress, Today, Sorrow, Run Like Hell ENCORE: Time / Breathe (reprise), Comfortably Numb.


Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!

The first of two nights at this historic Roman venue, and from initial accounts, a show blessed with a superb atmosphere from the gathered audience. Italian fans are always very passionate, and this was clearly on display, with the results coming from the Euro 2016 game the same evening seemingly doing nothing to dampen spirits!

We'd love to know in more detail how the concert went. Did you go? Let us know what YOU thought!


Our thanks to Dany for these wonderful pictures from the concert. As ever, click the thumbnails to see the pictures in more detail.

David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016 David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016
David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016 David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016
David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016 David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016



I have been in paradise at least 3 times so far this year, attending David's concerts in Rome and 2 times in Tienen (BE). It was a sign from heaven that he booked 2 concerts in Tienen (in my backyard so to speak) which I witnessed in the past days. I'm sure the music of PF has helped me through a very difficult period recently.

Anyhow, one of the most magical moments was hearing the sound checks in Rome while visiting the Forum Romanum on the 2nd of July. The concert in the Circus Maximus was mind blowing in this very special historical setting. Even with the fact that during the moment of the concert the Italian soccer team was playing against the Germans (with loud cheers from the audience at moments they scored) the concert was perfect, but I wondered why they only used their laser lights during Comfortably Numb. Personally, I think they should have used these lasers more. The sound was absolutely perfect and the light show was bedazzling (especially during Astronomy Domine and Comfy Numb).

Both of his concerts in Tienen were unforgettable, but as Belgians we asked ourselves the question why he chose for this location when there are more beautiful places in Belgium to give concerts in. I'm not complaining at all because it was 10km from my home :) . During both nights, some mild rain was falling which was rather welcome and added to the general atmosphere. I guess that the manager of Suikerrock is a huge fan of PF, because some years ago the Australian PF band also played an excellent concert in Tienen and with the 30th anniversary of the festival, it was bull's eye! One point of attention for the organisation was that there were no seats, everybody had to stand up during more than 3 hours, I heard many people complain about their legs and backs, but everybody forgot about that during the show LOL.

David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016 David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016
David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016 David Gilmour - Rome, Italy, 2nd July 2016

The concerts in Tienen were great because David and his team were very relaxed and played some pieces they almost never play (like already mentioned on the Tienen pages) and David told the audience on the second day that it was his 22nd (if I remember well) wedding anniversary! First time I heard him being so open hearted instead of just expressing the usual "thank you very much indeed"! So instead of taking Polly out on a romantic dinner, he was playing in Tienen, WHAT AN HONOUR :).

On the second night in Tienen, I was accompanied by my second daughter, now 12 years, whom I infected with the PF virus, so she has become a fan now too :) and it was a good idea to bring along some small pliable chairs! After the concert I had mixed feelings: very happy because I was very lucky to witness all this and on the other hand a bit sad because this concert may have been the last time he performed outside of the UK (that's what I thought a couple of years ago too and see what happened!). I feel some sort of emptiness in my heart or orphaned after these concerts, but I'm sure he'll keep on rocking in the coming years and after all, there are still more DVD's to come!

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!

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 August 2016 )
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