Thursday, May 12th 2011
News: Pink Floyd
In July 2010, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, the key songwriters behind Pink Floyd, reunited for a surprise acoustic gig. Perhaps the most interesting thing about that performance was that Gilmour promised to perform the song Comfortably Numb with Waters on his solo tour – more specifically, the one where The Wall is played in its entirety.
Well, it took almost a year, but it finally happened. Today, at the O2 Arena in London, David Gilmour joined Roger Waters (along with a surprise appearance by Pink Floyd’s drummer, Nick Mason) performing Comfortably Numb and Outside The Wall together. Thankfully, there’s already video footage of the performances:
Ooh look, you can even watch it in 3D! This marks a full reunion of the surviving members of the band. Even if it doesn’t lead to anything else, it sounds pretty amazing, and should help promote that gigantic Floyd box set that’s on the way.
According to David Gilmour’s official blog, there are plans to release a concert DVD of The Wall Live, but it will not include the special performance that occurred Thursday. The good news is that Gilmour’s cameo was officially filmed anyway, so we should be seeing better footage soon enough.