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Pink Floyd week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Posted by madhack on Sep 24, 2011
Talk show host Jimmy Fallon will celebrate Pink Floyd this week by featuring musical performances of the band's material on all five shows. Most notably, Roger Waters will join the Foo Fighters on Tuesday, Sep 27 for a performance of "In The Flesh". Other shows will feature the Shins, MGMT, Dierks Bentley, and Pearl Jam performing Floyd songs.
If you can't watch the shows, each should be available on the show's video page not long after it airs. Unfortunately, it's likely that the videos will be restricted to US viewers, but if any readers experience otherwise, we'd love to hear about it.
EMI's Battersea promotion for Why Pink Floyd?
Posted by madhack on Sep 22, 2011
As noted on Pink Floyd's official site, EMI will be flying a replica of the famous pig Algie over Battersea Power Station to promote the new Why Pink Floyd? releases. If of our any readers in London or nearby are able to take a photo replicating the cover of Animals, we'd love to post it here for the world to see!
The Wall up to 8 Buenos Aires dates; Brazil rescheduled
Posted by madhack on Sep 3, 2011
With the addition of shows on March 17 and 18, The Wall Live tour now has 8 concerts set for Buenos Aires. The bummer for Brazilian fans is that the new dates have started conflicting with shows there (Porto Alegre was originally set for March 17), but an email from RogerWaters.com indicates that all four Brazil shows will be rescheduled.
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.
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.
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