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An Educated Gilmour Guess

1 Jan

Happy New Year! If we can base music predictions off of 2010, I believe 2011 will be another great year for experimental genres and folk-blend rock. Harmonies are in! That is good news folks.

There are some confirmed tours for 2011, but we will have to wait a little while for most of the Spring/Summer concert schedule. I can tell you that Roger Waters is still doing his The Wall tour. It picks up again in March (Lisbon, Portugal).

Now, remember, David Gilmour will join Roger Waters for one show to perform “Comfortably Numb.” This was confirmed last summer. After it was confirmed, I predicted where Gilmour would join Waters. This is what I said:

“My guess is that Gilmour joins Waters at the 02 Arena in London on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Yes, the tour reaches far into the new year. The 02 Arena is in a convenient location – it is near Gilmour’s residence – and the date is the last in the straight series of five shows played in London, only a mere hour away from the original Pink Floyd stomping grounds, Cambridge. It just all seems to perfect. But, like most things, we must wait and see.” July 19  https://musiccourt.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/relax-ill-need-some-information-first-just-the-basic-facts-where-is-gilmour-going/


I took this straight from Roger Waters’ website (www.tour.rogerwaters.com)

“Roger Waters will be filming and recording all 6 shows at The O2 Arena in London in May.”

I smell clue. Roger Waters likes money and attention. Many would argue that these are his two most favorite things. Music is in there as well, of course. Filming implies a concert DVD. And, what better way to draw buyers than feature the Waters/Gilmour reunion on DVD. I am not saying that this is set in stone, but I do think that the filming may be evident of the “Comfortably Numb” reunion taking place during one of these dates. So, you have a 1/6 chance to pick the date. My guess was May 17. I stated that it was the last date for Waters at the O2 arena and at the time it was. But, another concert was added for Wednesday. I change my guess now to May 18. I guess we will see if I am right.

David Gilmour and Roger Waters will Reunite…at least once more for one song

16 Jul


Finally, some hope for die-hard Pink Floyd fans. The Gilmour, Waters feud – which basically came to an end early last decade – may finally be put aside for a real reunion tour. But, for now that is just speculation. What some lucky fans at a choice venue will get is Gilmour joining Waters on stage to perform “Comfortably Numb” during one date of Waters’ 94-date “The Wall” anniversary tour. This all because of an agreement struck by the two musicians resulting in Waters’ performance of “To Know Him Is To Love Him,” at the Hoping Foundation benefit last week (reported here: https://musiccourt.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/monday-blues-and-pink-floyd-ruse/). It really may not be much of a ruse any longer.

Waters originally declined Gilmour’s invitation to perform “To Know Him Is To Love Him,” at the charity show because of the vocal difficulty of the song. Gilmour was persistent and fed into Waters’ longing for a true reunion tour (which now is impossible because of the 2008 death of keyboardist Richard Wright)), promising (e-mail conversation follows), “If you do ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’ for The Hoping Foundation gig, I’ll come and do ‘C. Numb’ on one of your Wall shows.” What!?! Waters’ reaction similarly went, “”How f**king cool! I was blown away.” Gilmour, who according to Rolling Stone was uninterested in performing with Waters during the tour, set aside any reservations in order to get Waters to perform with him at last week’s Hoping Foundation show.

This discussion was posted on Waters’ Facebook wall (http://www.facebook.com/notes/roger-waters-the-wall/the-gig-with-david/144577855556673) and he concluded it by writing, “PS. Just heard from David, he will decide in due course which gig he wants to do, it will be a surprise!

Okay, so Waters and Gilmour are playing us well. They have – to quote a Rolling Stones song – all fans under their thumbs. Tell me the date and the show so I can get an overpriced ticket and watch this collaboration. I don’t care if it is only on “Comfortably Numb.” In my opinion, they will play more than one song together. It is just too tempting. Yes, they had a large conflict but Gilmour and Waters just enjoy playing music with each other too much to pass up a convenient opportunity. Does this bode well for the future? In one word, yes. I am not saying they are going on tour…but, I am not saying it will not happen. Let’s just say there is a much better chance now than there was 10 years ago.

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