David Gilmour Returns To Pompeii For Historic Concert

There’s no doubt, the former members of Pink Floyd really know how to put on a show. One of this summer’s biggest tours is Roger Waters, who is bringing his high-tech, Trump-bashing spectacle to stadiums around the world. The tour is a follow-up to his incredible shows for The Wall. The subsequent video and CD releases of that concert are extremely impressive, but still nothing close to the experience of seeing The Wall in person. The scope of it was indescribable.

Not to be outdone, David Gilmour also hit the road with a show mixing solo songs with Pink Floyd favorites. Although the production itself might not reach the level of technological marvel that Waters has accomplished, Gilmour has certainly one-upped his former bandmate in terms of concert venues. In 2016, Gilmour returned to the coliseum in Pompeii where Pink Floyd filmed a private performance in the early 1970s. This time, Gilmour brought both and audience and the spectacle, marking the first time a mass audience has gathered for an event at the historic coliseum since the gladiatorial days. Are you not entertained?

Naturally, the epic concert was filmed for a home video release, and today, the package has officially been announced. David Gilmour – Live At Pompeii will be released in multiple video formats, including a deluxe edition with 2 CDs and 2 bluray discs, on September 29. If you picked up Gilmour’s 2008 deluxe edition of Live in Gdańsk, you know what to expect from this set.

Here is the track list for the 2 CD version:

Live In Pompeii – Disc 1:

01. 5 A.M.
02. Rattle That Lock
03. Faces Of Stone
04. What Do You Want From Me
05. The Blue
06. The Great Gig In The Sky
07. A Boat Lies Waiting
08. Wish You Were Here
09. Money
10. In Any Tongue
11. High Hopes
12. One Of These Days

Live In Pompeii – Disc 1:

01. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
02. Fat Old Sun
03. Coming Back To Life
04. On An Island
05. Today
06. Sorrow
07. Run Like Hell
08. Time
09. Breathe (In The Air)
10. Comfortably Numb

You’ll find the same setlist on both the DVD and bluray versions, plus a documentary about the production. The deluxe edition adds a bluray disc with an extra batch of documentary content as well as over an hour of non-Pompeii live performances from 2015-16.

If you want to get something closer to the actual concert experience, you can attend a one-night-only theatrical screening of Live At Pompeii on September 13. To find a participating theater near you, click here. The trailer below will give you a taste of what to expect for both the theatrical screening and the video release.