David Gilmour - Luck and Strange (27.09.-03.10.2024)

David Gilmour - Luck and Strange (27.09.-03.10.2024)

Circo Massimo

27. sep 2024

kl 20.00

00186 Rome

David Gilmour today announced his first live shows in Italy for eight years in support of his new album ‘Luck and Strange’, to be released on 6th September on Sony Music.

The shows which are already shaping up to be one of the most important live events of 2024 will take place in Rome on 27th, 28th and 29th September and on 1st, 2nd and 3rd October and will be the world premiere and only shows in mainland Europe. The shows will be held in the extraordinary setting of the Circus Maximus, one of the most evocative places in the Italian Capital, which will host the event also thanks to the fundamental collaboration of the Municipality of Rome and the Ministry of Culture. Inside the Circus Maximus, an arena built specifically for the occasion will be set up with all seats, a structure that will offer spectators the opportunity to enjoy the concert in maximum comfort, surrounded by breath-taking scenery.

‘Luck and Strange’ was recorded over five months in Brighton and London and is Gilmour’s first album of new material in nine years. The record was produced by David and Charlie Andrew, best known for his work with alt-j and Marika Hackman.

The majority of the album’s lyrics have been composed by Polly Samson, Gilmour’s co-writer and collaborator for the past thirty years. Samson says of the lyrical themes covered on ‘Luck and Strange’, “It’s written from the point of view of being older; mortality is the constant.” Gilmour elaborates, “We spent a load of time during and after lockdown talking about and thinking about those kind of things.

The album features eight new tracks along with a beautiful reworking of The Montgolfier Brothers’ ‘Between Two Points’ and has artwork and photography by the renowned artist Anton Corbijn.

Musicians contributing to the record include Guy Pratt & Tom Herbert on bass, Adam Betts, Steve Gadd and Steve DiStanislao on drums, Rob Gentry & Roger Eno on keyboards with string and choral arrangements by Will Gardner. The title track also features the late Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright, recorded in 2007 at a jam in a barn at David’s house.

Some contributions emerged from the live streams that Gilmour and family performed to a global audience during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021; Romany Gilmour sings, plays the harp and appears on lead vocals on ‘Between Two Points’. Gabriel Gilmour also sings backing vocals.