Wednesday, December 4, 2019

David Gilmour revisits first Pink Floyd tour without Roger Waters

David Gilmour is revisiting Pink Floyd’s first tour following the departure of Roger Waters in the second installment in the band’s limited-edition podcast series, “The Lost Art Of Conversation.”

Launched in sync with the 1987 release of “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”, Pink Floyd rehearsed for the multi-year trek in a hangar at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport before hitting the road.

“It was a big scary thing putting that tour together,” Gilmour tells host Matt Everett. “I was scared.”

Pink Floyd’s first tour since the 1981 shows in support of “The Wall” launched while Waters and the remaining members fought over legal control of the Pink Floyd name, an issue that wasn’t resolved until the fourth month of the series, with Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason eventually winning ownership rights.

The three-year tour saw the band play almost 200 shows while earning $135 million at the box office.

The podcast series is in support of Pink Floyd’s forthcoming box set, “The Later Years 1987-2019”; due December 13, the package includes an updated version of “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”, an expanded edition of 1998’s live album, “Delicate Sound Of Thunder”, a series of 1987 & 1994 live recordings and unreleased studio material, and full versions of the group’s 1989 Venice Concert and 1990 appearance at Knebworth, as well as an extensive series of video projects.

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