David Gilmour has scored his second solo UK No. 1 album with “Rattle That Lock.”
The Official Charts Company reports the Pink Floyd guitarist – who last topped the UK charts with 2006’s “On An Island” – debuts at No. 1 and finishes the week nearly 20,000 copies ahead of its nearest competitor, Lana Del Rey’s “Honeymoon.”
"It's thrilling to get a Number 1 album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we've been at it, I'm delighted," said Gilmour. “I owe a debt of thanks to Polly Samson, for writing lyrics on four Number 1 albums, The Division Bell, On An Island, The Endless River, and now Rattle That Lock, and also to Phil Manzanera, my co-producer on the last three albums. I shall enjoy celebrating this good news tonight by playing at The Royal Albert Hall.”
Gilmour will wrap up a sold-out 11-date European tour early next month following five shows at The Royal Albert Hall before playing dates in South American this December.
He’ll also play a series of North American concerts in 2016, with showss scheduled for Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and New York.
Gilmour has just premered a video for “Today”, the latest single from the project.
Directed by Aubrey Powell, the clip features the guitarist in rehearsal for his current world tour alongside footage from a September 5 warm-up show in Brighton, UK.
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