David Gilmour North American Tour Dates Announced

Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale Beginning Tomorrow, December 20, At www.davidgilmour.com

New Solo Album, 'On An Island,' Slated For Stateside Release on March 7, 2006


Following the rapid sell out of his UK and European dates, announced on December 6, David Gilmour, best known as the singer and guitarist of the legendary Pink Floyd, has added 10 U.S. and Canadian dates in April 2006.

Taking its title from Gilmour's new solo studio album, coming out stateside on March 7, the On An Island tour opens with two shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall on April 4-5, 2006.

"I'm very much looking forward to this tour and making music with the great musicians in the band," said David Gilmour. "I've had a fantastic time making On An Island and really want to perform tracks from it, along with my more familiar repertoire. I'm rather hoping that with this tour announcement people will believe me when I say, honestly, this is the only band I plan to tour with!"

Lighting genius Marc Brickman, who has worked with Gilmour on many Pink Floyd tours, will design the lighting for the intimate venues chosen for this tour.

  David Gilmour North American Tour Dates:

   April  4 - New York - Radio City Music Hall
   April  5 - New York - Radio City Music Hall
   April  9 - Toronto - Massey Hall
   April 10 - Toronto - Massey Hall
   April 12 - Chicago - Paramount Theatre
   April 13 - Chicago - Paramount Theatre
   April 16 - San Francisco - Oakland Paramount
   April 17 - San Francisco - Oakland Paramount
   April 19 - Los Angeles - Kodak
   April 20 - Los Angeles - Gibson Theatre

Pre-sale tickets will be available to members of David Gilmour's fan club on a first come, first serve basis, limited to four per person beginning tomorrow, December 20th at 10:00 am, while supplies last. To access pre-sale tickets visit www.davidgilmour.com and sign up for a free membership.

The public sale for all remaining tickets will be the second weekend in January and can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.com . Ticket prices vary in each market, check with TicketMaster for more information.

David Gilmour's eagerly-awaited new solo album, On An Island, will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, the day following its UK release.

On An Island is produced by David Gilmour, Chris Thomas and Phil Manzanera. Orchestrations are by the renowned composer Zbigniew Preisner and were recorded at Abbey Road studios.

The album features new music written by David Gilmour. The title track, "On An Island," teams Gilmour with David Crosby and Graham Nash, bringing together three of the greatest voices in contemporary music. Richard Wright, Jools Holland and Robert Wyatt are also featured on the album.

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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