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it’s a Pink Floyd NYC takeover with David Gilmour shows, a “special guest” event, Brit Floyd & more

David Gilmour

As a lifelong Pink Floyd fanatic who once boasted one of the USA’s largest Pink Floyd and Pink Floyd-related memorabilia collections before having to sell it off piece by piece on eBay because of rent/cost of living, I’m pretty chuffed to remind anyone reading this that from Friday April 8 through Tuesday April 12 New York City will play host to an insane amount of Pink Floyd-related events.

On Friday April 8 at The Beacon Theater world renowned Pink Floyd covers act Brit Floyd will touch down for a festival of light and sound celebrating the Pink Floyd catalogue. This show, which is part of a massive 76-date US tour, will thrill audiences with an extended career-spanning setlist that will include a performance of Pink Floyd’s 24-minute epic “Echoes.” Their million dollar stage design should interact quite beautifully with the Beacon Theatre’s famously gorgeous interiors. A smattering of tickets are still available. Remaining tour dates are below.

On Saturday April 9the Ace Hotel’s Liberty Hall will play host to literary event Damian Barr’s Literary Salon. Damian Barr’s Literary Salon has it’s roots in London where Barr would essentially chat with emerging and established writers in front of an intimate gathering of people. This, his first Salon in NYC, will feature British novelists Jonathan Lee and Polly Samson as well as a surprise guest. Polly is there to commemorate the launch of the paperback version of her book The Kindness. Both Polly and Jonathan will do short readings, have discussions with Barr, and take questions from the audience. After a brief intermission, there will be a final surprise guest. What you may not realize is that Polly is David Gilmour‘s wife and the primary lyricist behind Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell and The Endless River as well as Gilmour’s solo efforts On and Island and his recent release Rattle That Lock. And David has three gigs in NYC the three nights following this literary event. Anyways I wonder who the surprise guest could be. The show is currently sold out, but more seats will be released on Saturday at noon.

Finally, on Sunday April 10 at Radio City Music Hall the great David Gilmour begins his three-night Rattle That Lock NYC run in earnest. The show is painfully sold out and has been since the day it went on sale but if you have the patience do keep checking ticketmaster as they have a tendency to release random seats as a show date draws near. On Klausmas Monday April 11 and Tuesday April 12 Gilmour will take over the much larger Madison Square Garden. A handful of tickets have just been released to each show, so if you got shut out during the initial onsale that quickly sold out now may be your chance to hit pay dirt.

For a taste of what to expect, Gilmour recently performed “Rattle That Lock” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Check that out below.

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REMAINING BRIT FLOYD CONTINUUM 2016 DATES

Tuesday 5th Apr Providence RI VETS
Thursday 7th Apr Lynn MA Memorial Auditorium
Friday 8th Apr New York NY Beacon Theatre
Saturday 9th Apr Wallingford CT Oakdale Theatre
Sunday 10th Apr Wilkes-Barre PA Kirby Center
Tuesday 12th Apr Buffalo NY Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Thursday 14th Apr Manchester NH Verizon Arena
Friday 15th Apr Hershey PA Hershey Theatre
Saturday 16th Apr Hershey PA Hershey Theatre
Monday 18th Apr New Brunswick NJ State Theatre
Tuesday 19th Apr Burlington VT Flynn Center
Wednesday 20th Apr Rochester NY Auditorium Theatre
Friday 22nd Apr Atlantic City NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Saturday 23rd Apr Bethelehem PA Sands Event Center
Sunday 24th Apr Huntington NY Paramount
Tuesday 7th June Salt Lake City UT Maverik Center
Thursday 9th June Denver CO Red Rocks
Friday 10th June Kansas City MO Midland Theatre
Saturday 11th June Tulsa OK Brady Theatre
Sunday 12th June Little Rock AR Verizon Arena
Tuesday 14th June Birmingham AL BJCC Concert Hall
Wednesday 15th June Charlotte NC Ovens Auditoirum
Friday 17th June Louisville KY Palace Theatre
Saturday 18th June Atlanta GA The Fox Theatre
Sunday 19th June Durham NC Performing Arts Centre
Monday 20th June Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre
Wednesday 22nd June Miami FL The Fllmore at Jackie Gleason Theater
Thursday 23rd June Fort Myers FL Barbara B Mann PAH
Friday 24th June Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Saturday 25th June Pensacola FL Saenger Theatre
Monday 27th June Houston TX Bayou Center
Tuesday 28th June Grand Prairie TX Verizon Arena
Wednesday 29th June Austin TX Cedar Park Center
Friday 1st July Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre
Saturday 2nd July Las Vegas NV The Joint
Sunday 3rd July Reno NV Grand Sierra Resort
Tuesday 5th July San Diego CA Civic Theatre
Thursday 7th July San Fransisco CA Warfield Theatre
Friday 8th July Saratoga CA Mountain Winery
Saturday 9th July Saratoga CA Mountain Winery
Sunday 10th July Sonoma County CA Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center
Wednesday 13th July Eugene OR Hult Center
Thursday 14th July Portland OR Keller Auditorium
Friday 15th July Seattle WA WAMU Theatre
Saturday 16th July Vancouver BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tuesday 19th July Calgary AB Jack Singer Concert Hall
Wednesday 20th July Edmonton AB Winspear Centre
Friday 22nd July Winnipeg MB Centennial Concert Hall
Saturday 23rd July Minneapolis MN Northrop Auditorium
Monday 25th July Madison Overture Hall
Wednesday 27th July Huber Heights OH Music Center @ The Heights
Thursday 28th July Columbus OH The LC Pavilion
Saturday 30th July Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

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