- Four members of seminal British rock band Pink Floyd will play together for the first time in 24 years at London’s Live 8 charity concert for Africa on July 2, publicists for the event said on Sunday.
Guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and keyboard player Richard Wright will be on stage with bassist Roger Waters for their first public performance since they played at London’s Earls Court in 1981.
Other bands performing include Coldplay, Elton John and Paul McCartney, but they have now officially been over-shadowed. It has been rumored for years that Pink Floyd was going to do a reunion show at various points in time. I recall one rumor that said they were going to play on New Years Eve 2000, which obviously never materialized. At least the band has its priorities straight though.
- “Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if reforming for this concert will help focus attention then it’s got to be worthwhile.”
It should be interesting to see just how good those harmonies sound after all these years. I wonder if a reunion tour isn’t too far away, given this special reunion?
We can hope, right?
So, what material do you think will be in their set list?