image for Film item typeDavid Gilmour Live at Pompeii at Olympic Studios

Film, Wed 13 Sep 2017

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On July 7th & 8th 2016, David Gilmour performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben’s classic film Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.

The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David Gilmour is the only performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.

Speaking about the Pompeii shows David Gilmour commented ‘It’s a magical place and coming back and seeing the stage and the arena was quite overwhelming. It’s a place of ghosts...’.

The show includes songs from throughout David’s career including the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island. Also included are other solo and Pink Floyd classics such as Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb and One Of These Days, the only song that was also performed by the band in 1971. Both concerts also saw very special performances of The Great Gig In The Sky from The Dark Side Of The Moon, which David rarely plays as a solo artist.

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Wed 13 Sep 2017

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Map reference: TQ 222766  Lat: 51.47523 Long: -0.24103

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Barnes Bridge station

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