Even more dates for The Wall, including South America

Posted by madhack on Jul 5, 2011

The South American leg of The Wall Live has been announced, with dates so far in Argentina and Brazil. Meanwhile, the new dates for the already-announced cities in Australia and New Zealand have arrived.

Autographed Strat to be auctioned for charity

Posted by madhack on Jul 5, 2011

It's sadly out of my price range already, but an auction is ongoing for a a Fender Stratocaster with custom artwork inspired by Time and autographs from David, Roger, and Nick. There aren't any details on the guitar's specs, but that probably won't be the point for the buyer.

Proceeds will benefit UK homeless charity Crisis.

Australian dates announced for "The Wall Live"

Posted by madhack on Jun 25, 2011

The official tour page for The Wall Live has begin posting tour dates for Australia in early 2012. As usual, you can find those in our Tour section, as well, which we keep up to date as new shows are announced.

If history is any indication, it seems likely that extra shows will be added in each city if demand warrants it. Many US and Europe tour dates were added due to demand, and they've built in six days between each of the three dates announced so far.

1000 Weeks

Posted by alb on Jun 7, 2011

The Dark Side of the Moon has re-entered the Billboard Catalog Album chart this week, coming in at a respectable #47. This marks the 1,000th week DSoTM has found itself listed on the Billboard charts. Considering the album was released in 1973, that the album would even came close to charting is impressive enough, let alone this amazing total of 1,000 weeks (with some 700+ weeks being consecutive). Congratulations, Pink Floyd!

More reunion footage

Posted by madhack on May 20, 2011

The official Roger Waters Facebook page has awesome high-quality footage of the O2 Arena reunion, with David Gilmour performing on Comfortably Numb, and joining Roger on stage with Nick Mason for Outside The Wall. No Facebook account is required!

Dark Side of the Moon: Greatest Album Cover of All Time

Posted by madhack on May 15, 2011

Music Radar has released a list of the greatest album covers of all time, with Dark Side of the Moon's at the top of the list. Seems like a good call.

Somewhat surprisingly, Floyd's only other entry on the list is Animals at number 10.

Tonight's the night: Dave and Nick with Roger on "Comfortably Numb"

Posted by madhack on May 12, 2011

Per Rolling Stone (they seem to get all the good news lately), David Gilmour has made good on his promise to perform "Comfortably Numb" on Roger's The Wall Live tour, appearing at the top of the wall at the O2 Arena in London.

They were joined by Nick Mason, marking the band's second reunion since Roger's 1983 departure, and the first since Rick Wright passed away.

While there's no reason to expect any repeat performances, I'm sure other fans will join me in hoping for more, anyway.

A deeper dive on "Why Pink Floyd" with Nick Mason

Posted by madhack on May 12, 2011

Rolling Stone has an article on the new Why Pink Floyd...? campaign, in which Nick Mason talks a bit about the process of finding and choosing the previously-unheard material to be released. Those choices include early demos with a lucid Syd and a version of Wish You Were Here featuring a violin accompaniment.

Nick also muses on what makes Floyd's music so enduring and on what the point is of a new release of physical albums in this day and age ("I really think that this could be the last chance for really nice packaging – boxes, books, the whole thing," he notes).

Pink Floyd Campaign Coming Soon!

Posted by alb on May 10, 2011

Pink Floyd and EMI have announced a campaign, kicking off on September 26, 2011, to release the newly remastered Pink Floyd back catalog. In addition to the studio albums, fans will be able to pickup collectors' box sets and more interestingly, unreleased material from the Pink Floyd archives! This campaign should have something for everyone as they will be issuing material in a wide variety of formats: CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs and multiple digital formats will be available. Be on the lookout for a viral marketing campaign beginning in September.

Head over to Why Pink Floyd? for more information.

Reward offered in theft of Syd Barrett self-portrait

Posted by madhack on Apr 11, 2011

A reward is being offered for information about the theft of a Syd Barrett self-portrait while on display in a London art gallery. Here's hoping for a speedy return.

UPDATE: It appears that the piece has been returned—by mail.

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