David Gilmour announces first UK and Europe tour for nine years

Pink Floyd man will play three consecutive nights at London's Royal Albert Hall

David Gilmour is to tour the UK and Europe for the first time in nine years.

The Pink Floyd guitarist and co-vocalist announced that the tour will take place in September, to coincide with the release of his as-yet-untitled fourth solo album. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday March 6.

The tour will kick off in Croatia on September 12 and visit various cities in Europe before heading to the UK for three consecutive nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 23-25.

Gilmour has not toured or released an album since 2006’s ‘On An Island’, though he topped the album charts last year with the release of Pink Floyd’s final album ‘The Endless River’, which was the band’s first release in 20 years.

Gilmour recently joined Bombay Bicycle onstage during their gig at London’s Earls Court Arena in December, where he played lap steel guitar on the London’s band’s own song ‘Rinse Me Down’, as well as an acoustic version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ from the 1975 album of the same name.

David Gilmour will play:

Pula arena, Croatia (September 12)
Verona arena, Italy (14)
Florence Teatro Le Mulina, Italy (15)
Orange Theatre Antique, France (17)
Oberhausen Konig-Pilsener-arena, Germany (19)
London Royal Albert Hall, UK (23 – 25)

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