David Gilmour announces tour

David Gilmour - formerly of Pink Floyd - has announced he will tour the UK and Europe in September to coincide with the release of his as-yet untitled fourth solo studio album

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour is set to tour for the first time in nine years.

The iconic Pink Floyd singer and guitarist will tour the UK and Europe in September to celebrate his as-yet untitled fourth studio album, which is due to be released in the same month.

As well as dates in Croatia, Italy, France and Germany, the legendary musician will perform three nights at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall to culminate the tour.

The 68-year-old rocker last played live shows in 2006 in conjunction with his third solo album 'On An Island', appearing in Europe, US and Canada, although his forthcoming tour is considerably smaller with only eight dates.

However, speculation around the tour suggests further shows may be announced as he said in October he is keen to perform at New York music venue Radio City Music Hall.

He said: "There haven't been many discussions about the tour. But places like Radio City Music Hall sound like the right sort of vibe for me."

The announcement comes just months after Pink Floyd's final album - and their first in 20 years - 'The Endless River', which was released in November, achieving platinum status around the world and becoming the fastest selling vinyl album of the year.

After releasing the record, the star revealed Pink Floyd will never tour again following the deaths of his bandmates Syd Barrett in 2006 and Richard Wright in 2008.

He confessed: "There will be no more Pink Floyd shows. Without Rick, that's obviously impossible."

Tickets for the shows will go on sale at 10am GMT on March 6.

David Gilmour's September 2015 tour dates:

September 12 - Arena Pula, Pula, Croatia

September 14 - Verona Arena, Verona, Italy

September 15 - Teatro Le Mulina, Florence, Italy

September 17 - Theatre Antique, Orange, France

September 19 - Konig-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany

September 23 - Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

September 24 - Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

September 25 - Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

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