July 2, 2005 - London - Live 8 Concert

"TOGETHER AGAIN"

 

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, Roger Waters, 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 Reprise", "Money", "Wish You Were Here", and "Comfortably Numb".

What a powerful performance!


 David Gilmour - Guitar, Vocals
         Roger Waters : Bass, Vocals
        Rick Wright : Keyboards, Backing Vocals
        Nick Mason : Drums

Additional Musicians
 Tim Renwick : Guitar
Jon Carin : Keyboards
 Dick Parry : Sax ("Money")
                      Background Vocals ("Comfortably Numb
")

 

 

Roger Waters performed together with the other 3 members of the band for the first time in 24 years.

Despite Pink Floyd's history of playing before huge concert audiences around the world,


    
LIVE 8 was the largest audience they ever performed for.
 

 July 2, 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, for Syd."
 

 

 

On February 3, 2006, Gilmour gave an interview to the Italian newspaper "La Repubblica"
           He 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.


             The possibility of an appearance for special events (similar to LIVE 8)
            w
as not ruled out by Mason or Gilmour, but Waters has remained silent.
 

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