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David Gilmour On An Island album and tour updates Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 03 February 2006

After being away for a few days, we've got a bunch of updates concerning Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's forthcoming solo album, On An Island, and associated tour. There's some important information here, particular relating to tickets, so make sure you read on...

DAVID GILMOUR - ON AN ISLAND
On An Island cover
Firstly, there are a few chances to get some sneak previews of the album - especially if you live in America!

This week, the title track of the album was released to US radio stations, and has, by all accounts, been getting some fairly hefty airplay!

We understand that European radio will be sent the track by EMI next week, giving those this side of "the pond" a chance to hear the track, too!

An excerpt from the track, along with other tracks, have been added to the DavidGilmour.com website, which you can hear when you visit the site. A different track/excerpt seems to be appearing each day, so if you aren't already, make sure you visit it regularly.

Finally, for those aged 21 or over and US residents, you have the opportunity to enter a sweepstake to win passes to one of three exclusive private listening parties, in Boston, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles.

All you have to do is go to ColumbiaRecords.com/davidgilmour and fill out the form for your chance to win. You need to hurry though as although it only started this week, it only runs until February 6th. The full terms and conditions are on the entry page.

TICKETING WARNING

We have a warning for all of those who have bought, or are thinking of buying, London tickets from sources other than the Royal Albert Hall and other authorised agents - which are Seetickets and Stargreen.

The concert promoters, Harvey Goldsmith Ltd., have obtained the following statement from the Royal Albert Hall:
    “Sale of tickets to the public are limited to four per person and cannot be exchanged, refunded or re-sold.
     
    Any tickets sold by the Royal Albert Hall which are found to have been re-sold will be cancelled. Tickets will not be sent out until one month before the performance and the fact that tickets may not be re-sold will be clearly printed on the face of the tickets. Where we have sufficient details about the tickets that are being re-sold, we notify the customer that we are cancelling the ticket, refund the purchase price, cancel the original tickets and then put the seats on sale again to the public.
     
    We would strongly caution people against purchasing tickets from sources other than the Royal Albert Hall Box Office and authorised agents, as tickets purchased from these sources may be refused entry”.

The Albert Hall has staff that scan eBay for tickets that are being offered for sale, so there is a very real possibility that your sought-after pair of David’s London show tickets from eBay may be invalidated. At the moment, the Royal Albert Hall is the only venue that we know to operate this policy, but this may of course change in the future.

This policy doesn't, of course, mean that eBay is the only place being looked at. There are various "ticket agents" who are asking obscene amounts for ordinary seats at David's shows - please don't feed their greed, and buy tickets from them. With the invalid tickets discovered by the venues being taken back into the pool of available tickets, the ticket offices should be your first port of call to see if anything is available. That can be at any time up to and including the day of performance, so this hopefully gives additional hope for those still after tickets.

DavidGilmour.com's news page gives a good rundown of the full details, things to consider, and addresses concerns. It is also worth checking this page on David's blog which covers the whole subject in good detail.

Finally, the DG site also talks of the confusion felt by many over the UK advance booking tickets. Those who were fortunate enough to qualify for these, are the only ones who have bought tickets and don't know where on earth they are sitting in the venues! The DG site has issued a note of reassurance, stating that their pledge was an allocation of the best possible seats at each venue. Given that not everyone can sit in the front row, here are the facts:

At the Royal Albert Hall in London, the seats are in the Stalls and in the Arena. In the Manchester Bridgewater Hall the seats are in the stalls, from the front row backwards, in a total of approximately 15 rows (rows A- P), and the three front rows of the circle (rows A-C). In Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium they are also in the stalls, from the front row backwards up to 11 rows back (rows A-P), plus the front row of the Circle (row A).

Tickets, displaying the exact seat numbers, will be dispatched 4 weeks prior to the event, and every ticketholder will receive an email confirming the dispatch and the tracking number. Should anyone have any other queries relating to their order please contact Trinity Street Customer Services on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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