Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pink Floyd mini-reunion

Roger Waters and David Gilmour teamed up for a benefit show this past Saturday evening, in what amounts to a mini-Pink Floyd reunion.

The two played the Hoping Foundation benefit in Oxfordshire, England to a crowd of about 200 people. The event helped raise £350,000 for the charity, which collects funds to assist young Palestinian refugees. ‘Hoping’ stands for ‘Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation’

It’s the first time the duo have played publicly since the Pink Floyd reunion set at Live 8 in London back in 2005.

Backed by drummer Andy Newmark, bassist Guy Pratt, and keyboardists Harry Waters and Jonjo Grisdale, the group played a four song set: “To Know Him Is To Love Him” (a Phil Spector song), “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2.”

Other performers at the charity event included Nick Cave (joined on tambourine by Kate Moss) and Tom Jones.

Waters kicks of his 30th Anniversary Tour of The Wall this September in Toronto.