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Gilmour's Venezia shows - ticketing update Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 08 August 2006

As many of you are aware, David Gilmour was due to play the first of two shows in the glorious Piazza San Marco in Venezia (Venice), Italy on Friday, August 4th, until a major structural problem was identified with the stage (which had been constructed by a reputable third party company).

Venice stage
Stage with roof askew
thanks to Stefano Tarquini
At around 5pm, just before the soundcheck for the show, one of the main supporting beams at the top of the left hand tower appeared to give way, rendering the whole structure unsafe. If you look carefully at the picture to the right, you will notice that the stage roof is sitting at a unusual angle.

The David Gilmour website noted that the prime consideration was safety, not only for musicians and crew, but also for the audience and passers-by in the Piazza San Marco. Therefore, from necessity, the concerts were rescheduled to allow the stage to be dismantled with extreme care over the next 36 hours, under the supervision of the Venice fire service.

We know of many people from across the world who travelled to Venice for the event, and whilst a number of these will no longer be able to see the show, David's management have done their best to accomodate people returning to the show as best they can. Here's their rundown of ticket validity and refunds:

  • If your ticket is for Friday 4th August, it is valid in exactly the same seat on Friday 11th August
  • If your ticket is for Saturday 5th August, it is valid in exactly the same seat on Saturday 12th August
  • If you have a ticket for Friday 4th August (now valid for August 11th), but you are not able to attend on the 11th, please go to the box office at the edge of the Piazza San Marco on the evening of Saturday 12th, and exchange your ticket for one for the 12th. It cannot be the same as your original seat, but it will be the best one available. No tickets will be switched after 8pm.
  • If you have a ticket for Saturday 5th August, (now valid for August 12th), but you are not able to attend on the 12th, please go to the box office at the edge of the Piazza San Marco on the evening of Friday 11th, and exchange your ticket for one for the 11th. It cannot be the same as your original seat, but it will be the best one available. No tickets will be switched after 8PM.
It cannot be predicted exactly what seats will be available on each night, but the Venice council have granted extra capacity for the shows, so anyone with a ticket should be able to get in. Please do note that if you wish to swap nights your new seat cannot be guaranteed to be in the same position as the seat you were originally allocated.

However, the above arrangements should at least give ticket holders the best possible opportunity of being able to attend one of the shows.

If you need to apply for a refund, please apply to your original point of purchase. If you bought a ticket via www.ticketone.it they will be offering refunds if you apply from August 7th until August 31st. Please apply to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The latest details can be found at DavidGilmour.com and at David's blog site.


 
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