Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has confirmed the band is now over, saying it would be “fakery” to reunite with his two surviving band mates, Roger Waters and Nick Mason.
Gilmour joined Pink Floyd in 1967, two years after they formed officially with Syd Barrett (who quit in 1968 and passed away in 2006), Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Rick Wright (who died in 2008).
“I’m done with it. I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd, quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger,” he admits. “To do it without Rick would just be wrong. I absolutely don’t want to go back. I don’t want to go and play stadiums under the [Pink Floyd] banner.”
Gilmour revealed that his new solo record Rattle That Lock will be released September 18, a follow-up to 2006’s On An Island.
David hasn’t toured for nearly a decade, but he did join Bombay Bicycle Club during their December performance at Earls Court Arena in London. He played “Rinse Me Down” with the band, as well as an acoustic version of 1975’s “Wish You Were Here” from his now former band.
You can check out footage from his guest performance below:
David Gilmour tourdates:
Pula Arena, Croatia – September 12
Verona Arena, Italy – September 14
Florence Teatro Le Mulina, Italy – September 15
Orange Theatre Antique, France – September 17
Oberhausen Konig-Pilsener-arena, Germany September – 19
London Royal Albert Hall, UK – September 23 – 25
London Royal Albert Hall, UK – October 2 – 3
(Photo by Vincent Giraud via Flickr)