Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Announces One-Off UK Performance
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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On February 25, Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour will appear alongside John Mayall, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and several others to pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green.
“Looking forward to meeting up with some old friends for this Peter Green celebration in London on Tuesday,” the Pink Floyd guitarist writes via his official Instagram account.
“The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began,” Mick Fleetwood shared of the concert last November, “and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honored to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician.”
As with many guitarists cutting their teeth in the British music scene of the early 1960s, Gilmour is a blues fanatic.
“The blues is a large influence,” Gilmour shared with Music Radar in 2013. “All my playing is rooted in the blues.”
This influence colors much of the playing of Gilmour’s expressive signature style.
While Gilmour stated late last year that he has no immediate plans to tour or release music.
“I’m not being coy,” he shared during Pink Floyd podcast The Later Years late last year, “I haven’t started working on anything. I’ve got loads of material leftover from my last album.”
This said he will also be appearing alongside wife Polly Sampson for her upcoming book tour, a series of events at which Gilmour has promised to debut a new song based on one of the characters from Sampson’s novel.