David Gilmour at Madison Square Garden

November 4 - November 10
Madison Square Garden, , , NY, + Google Map

Check out David Gilmour at Madison Square Garden on Monday, November 4th, Tuesday, November 5th, Wednesday, November 6th, Saturday, November 9th, and Sunday, November 10th!

In music, there are many different levels of fame. There’re the local bar bands, solid tour support, headliners, rockstars, superstars, legends, and then there are those who could announce they’re taking their dog for a walk and it would make headlines. David Gilmour is above and beyond even that final tier. The illustrious David Gilmour born in 1946 in Cambridge, England was the guitarist, singer, and songwriter for one of the most massively successful rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd. Joining the band in 1967 after founding member “Syd” Barrett had to step down due to health issues and would help the band release their second album A Saucerful of Secrets which peaked at number 9 in the UK. Pink Floyd with David Gilmour released their third album More in 1969, a soundtrack for a movie of the same name which also peaked at number 9 in the UK. The band’s 4th album Ummagumma came out the same year to high praise, peaking at 5 on the UK chart and being certified platinum in the US and gold in three other countries. In 1970, the band finally topped the UK album chart with Atom Heart Mother and was in the top 10 in numerous European countries. The band continued their commercial success with Meddle in 1971 and Obscured by Clouds in 1972, with both albums performing quite well, with Meddle going double platinum in the US. Then, in 1973, the band released the album that has become the fourth most-sold album of all time, behind only Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1982), AC/DC’s Back in Black (1980), and the soundtrack for The Bodyguard (1992). We’re talking about the legendary The Dark Side of the Moon. After its release in 1973, the album topped weekly charts across the globe, peaking no lower than the top 3 where it wasn’t number one. With nearly every reissue, remaster, rerecording, and boxset, the album has returned to the charts, holding positions that even new releases can’t reach. The album is certified at least platinum in just about every country that has a system, including double diamond in Canada, and 15-time platinum in both the US and UK. The album is one of a few that can be called a “perfect” album with little to no argument. Normally, when a band has a massive success to the size of The Dark Side of the Moon, it’s very difficult to follow up with anything that meets that standard. Yet, Pink Floyd delivered yet another hit-spawning, chart destroying album in 1975 with Wish You Were Here. They followed up in 1977 with Animals which followed their new pattern of topping the music world. In the late 1970’s, David Gilmour felt he wasn’t being utilized by the band to his full potential, leading to him releasing his self-titled debut solo album. The album was met with positive reviews and would be certified gold by the RIAA. David Gilmour features mostly blues and guitar-driven rock aside from the piano-centered ballad “So Far Away”. After his first solo endeavor, David Gilmour returned to working on Pink Floyd’s 11th album, which would end up being the massively successful rock opera The Wall (1979). It would end up topping all but two weekly album charts across the world and become 23-time platinum in the US. The Wall would also go on to become a film released in 1982 that featured a combination of live actors and animation. In 1983, Pink Floyd released The Final Cut, which was the first time in over a decade the band received mixed reviews. The album’s writing was hampered by tensions between David Gilmour and co-founder Roger Waters that led to Waters leaving and Gilmour taking control of the band. While Pink Floyd was dealing with the aftermath of The Final Cut and Waters’ departure, David Gilmour released his second solo album, About Face in 1984. The album received positive reviews and featured some additional help with lyrics from The Who’s Pete Townsend. He went on a solo tour in 1984 to support the album, the setlist containing a handful of Pink Floyd songs mixed in with his own solo work. In September of 1987, the now Gilmour-led Pink Floyd released its first album in A Momentary Lapse of Reason, followed by 1994’s The Division Bell. These were the first albums Pink Floyd strayed from writing concept albums, and despite both receiving mixed reviews, they performed extremely well on the charts, with The Division Bell topping 21 different weekly charts out of the 24 it was on. From this point on, the band became relatively inactive, allowing David Gilmour to work on his third solo album, On an Island which was released in 2006. The album was met with positive reviews and performed well on the charts much like his previous solo work. In 2014, Pink Floyd released their final studio album The Endless River. The album was comprised of recordings made with co-founder Richard Wright before his death in 2008. The album is regarded as a tribute to Wright and was not supported with a tour from the band, as Gilmour felt it wouldn’t work without Wright. The next year, David Gilmour released his most recent solo record Rattle That Lock (2015) which performed extremely well on the charts and received extremely positive reviews. Gilmour would tour around the album, creating the Live at Pompeii live release from two shows at the Amphitheatre of Pompeii. The recording was even shown in a handful of movie theaters. In 2022, Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason came together for one final release as Pink Floyd with the single “Hey, Hey, Rise Up!” to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With this release, as well as a handful of full-band reunions in the past, fans began to speculate the band would do a proper farewell tour, however Gilmour and Waters have both repeatedly stated they will do no such thing. Now, David Gilmour has announced he will be releasing his fifth solo album titled Luck and Strange this coming September. The album features recordings from the late Richard Wright and additional help from his children. Gilmour has also announced a return to the stage with a 6-day stretch of shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall and will be touring the US this winter. Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com. David will be performing three nights in a row, November 4th, 5th, 6th, along with November 9th & 10th! Click HERE to check out 25 of our favorite albums turning 45 this year!

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