2005 - London - Live 8
With the LIVE 8
concert running two and a half hours
over its already extended time
limit, Pink Floyd hit the stage
after 11 pm.
The huge crowd agreed that
it was worth
the wait. Many reports in the media attested to the fact that Pink Floyd,
reunited for this one time historic
occasion with former bassist,
gave a performance that totally
stole the show at the London LIVE 8.
Despite the late running of the show (which
would eventually finish
well past midnight),
the band performed their entire well-rehearsed set
which featured: "Breathe/Breathe
"Wish You Were Here",
and "Comfortably Numb".
What a powerful
David Gilmour - Guitar, Vocals
Roger Waters : Bass, Vocals
Rick Wright : Keyboards, Backing
Nick Mason : Drums
Tim Renwick : Guitar
Jon Carin : Keyboards
Dick Parry : Sax ("Money")
Background Vocals ("Comfortably Numb")
Waters performed together
with the other 3 members of the band for the first time in 24 years.
Floyd's history of playing before huge concert audiences around the world,
LIVE 8 was the largest audience they ever performed for.
2005 - London Concert
During Gilmour's touching
introductory guitar lines to "Wish
You Were Here"
Roger Waters solemnly mused:
"It's actually quite emotional, standing up here with these
three guys after all these years.
Standing to be counted with the rest of you.
Anyway, we're doing this for everyone who's not here, particularly, of course,
On February 3, 2006, Gilmour gave an interview to the Italian newspaper
indicated the band would no longer tour or produce any new
Pink Floyd material.
The individual members still plan to
produce solo or collaborative material.
possibility of an appearance for special events (similar to
was not ruled out by
Mason or Gilmour, but Waters has remained silent.