Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour to play Pompeii 45 years after Pink Floyd’s iconic concert film

Two live shows have been scheduled

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour is to play two shows in Pompei, Italy this summer. The shows mark Gilmour’s first return since Pink Floyd played there in October 1971.

Recording their performance in an empty stadium, the band later released the show as a concert film. Live At Pompei remains one of the most popular concert films in musical history.

Announced today by the Pompeii Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, Gilmour will stage two concerts at the amphitheatre on July 7 and 8 as part of his world tour in support of his 2015 solo album, ‘Rattle That Lock’.

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Last month, it was announced that Gilmour will be playing this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig series at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The gigs will run at the famed 5,000 capacity venue from April 19-24, with The Who‘s Roger Daltrey curating the 2016 series.

Take a look at the Live at Pompei performance of ‘Echoes’ below.