David Gilmour Returns to Pompeii 45 Years After Pink Floyd's Legendary Visit
Published Jul 07, 2016As any classic rock nerd will tell you (whether you like it or not), Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii is one of the most iconic concert films ever made. Recorded in 1971 and released a year later, it was captured at an ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. The rest, as they say, is history.
Well, Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is now returning to where the band captured that magical moment in rock history some 45 years later, and was even made an honourary citizen Mayor Ferdinando Uliano to mark the occasion.
As part of Gilmour's solo tour in support of 2015's Rattle That Lock, he's returning to the historic site tonight (July 7) and tomorrow. In case you can't be there, though, you can see what's in store by checking out a series of preview posts from social media below.
In related news, Pink Floyd also just launched a massive reissue campaign both at Pompeii and here at home.