Following the rapid sell out of his UK and European dates, announced on December 6, David Gilmour
, best known as the singer and guitarist of the legendary Pink Floyd
, has added 10 U.S. and Canadian dates in April 2006.
Taking its title from Gilmour's new solo studio album, coming out stateside on March 7, the On An Island tour opens with two shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall on April 4-5, 2006.
"I'm very much looking forward to this tour and making music with the great musicians in the band," said David Gilmour. "I've had a fantastic time making On An Island and really want to perform tracks from it, along with my more familiar repertoire. I'm rather hoping that with this tour announcement people will believe me when I say, honestly, this is the only band I plan to tour with!"
Lighting genius Marc Brickman, who has worked with Gilmour on many Pink Floyd tours, will design the lighting for the intimate venues chosen for this tour.
David Gilmour North American Tour Dates:
April 4 - New York - Radio City Music Hall
April 5 - New York - Radio City Music Hall
April 9 - Toronto - Massey Hall
April 10 - Toronto - Massey Hall
April 12 - Chicago - Paramount Theatre
April 13 - Chicago - Paramount Theatre
April 16 - San Francisco - Oakland Paramount
April 17 - San Francisco - Oakland Paramount
April 19 - Los Angeles - Kodak
April 20 - Los Angeles - Gibson Theatre
Tickets will be available the second weekend in January and can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com . Ticket prices vary in each market, check with TicketMaster for more information.
David Gilmour's eagerly-awaited new solo album, On An Island, will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, the day following its UK release.
On An Island is produced by David Gilmour, Chris Thomas
and Phil Manzanera
. Orchestrations are by the renowned composer Zbigniew Preisner
and were recorded at Abbey Road studios.
The album features new music written by David Gilmour. The title track, "On An Island," teams Gilmour with David Crosby
and Graham Nash
, bringing together three of the greatest voices in contemporary music. Richard Wright, Jools Holland
and Robert Wyatt
are also featured on the album.