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David Gilmour at Circus Maximus: 6 dates between September and October

Great rock returns to the Circus Maximus. David Gilmour just announced six shows scheduled at the Circus Maximus in Rome between September and October. For the former Pink Floyd it will be a live return to the ancient Roman stadium, where he performed already in 2016. The 78-year-old guitarist, close to returning to the recording scene with the new album “Luck and strange”, will perform at the Circus Maximus on 27, 28 and 29 September and then again on 1, 2 and 3 Octoberjust a few days after the release of the album.

Gilmour – we learn – will play “in an arena built specifically for the occasion with all seats”. Virgin Radio Italia will carry out a .exclusive presale which will give fans the chance to purchase their tickets in advance. Fans who register on from Wednesday 15 May at 09.00 to Thursday 16 May at 23.59 will receive a code that will allow them to purchase up to 4 tickets. It will also be possible to purchase tickets in advance thanks to a presale linked to the new album. By pre-ordering the new album on the official Italian store at this link, from 10 May until 16 May at 6pm, you will be able to receive an email in the following days with a code that will allow you to access the pre-sale open on 15 and 16 May. With each order an email will be sent with a code that gives access to the pre-sale of two tickets. It will be theonly stop in continental Europe for the former Pink Floyd guitarist.

“Luck and strange” will arrive in stores on September 6. The album was recorded over five months in Brighton and London and is Gilmour's first album of new material in nine years The album was produced by David and Charlie Andrew, known for his work with ALT-J and Marika Hackman, with lyrics largely written by Polly Samson, Gilmour's co-writer for the past thirty years.

The album contains eight new songs and a splendid reinterpretation of “Between Two Points” by the Montgolfier Brothers, featuring Romany Gilmour on vocals and harp, who performs as backing vocals throughout the album. The musicians who contributed to the album include Guy Pratt and Tom Herbert on bass, Adam Betts, Steve Gadd and Steve DiStanislao on drums, Rob Gentry and Roger Eno on keyboards and the string and backing vocal arrangements are the work of Will Gardner. .The title track also features Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, recorded in 2007 during a “Barn Jam” at David's house. The album cover image, photographed and designed by renowned artist Anton Corbijn, is inspired by the lyrics written by Charlie Gilmour for the album's final song, “Scattered”.

“By choosing Rome, Gilmour has demonstrated how this city has become increasingly attractive abroad”, says Alessandro Onorato, Councilor for Sport, Tourism, Fashion and Major Events of Rome Capital. Last year it was the record trapper Travis Scott who chose the Circus Maximus to launch his new album “Utopia” with a concert streamed worldwide.