David Gilmour pays tribute to Prince with ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Purple Rain’ mash-up

Watch the ex-Pink Floyd mainstay surprise fans with sudden, epic segue

David Gilmour paid fitting tribute to the tragic passing of Prince on stage in London on Sunday night.

During his performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the ex-Pink Floyd guitarist surprised the crowd by mashing up his former band’s classic “Comfortably Numb” with “Purple Rain” – right as the stage lights flashed purple. You can watch the whole epic eight-minute display below:

Gilmour was playing the show as a special benefit for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He didn’t sing, instead letting his guitar and three backing singers do the work as he closed out the show in style.

This isn’t Gilmour’s first time covering Prince’s magnum opus, either. Incredible video of him from 1992 exists while backing up Tom Jones belt out the tune – rocking a stunning purple suit.

Tributes to Prince have poured in since his untimely death at the age of just 57 last Thursday. Medical examiners in America have said it could take weeks until they know the exact cause of the star’s death.