Thanks to a tweet from the fine folks at JamBase I just caught wind of a video of David Gilmour performing the Pink Floyd classic “Wish You Were Here” with some indie-rock band called Bombay Bicycle Club.
Hey, wasn’t that the name of a Vancouver nightclub back in the day? Sounds familiar.
Anyway, Gilmour performed with BBC last Saturday at London’s Earls Court because it was the last-ever gig at the famed venue before it gets demolished. Pink Floyd had played there many times over the years, and recorded live there as well.
“This man gave me my first guitar and was one of the first people to play this venue and by my count has played here more than 27 times,” Bombay Bicycle Club guitarist Jamie MacColl told the crowd.
Pink Floyd recently released its “final” album, The Endless River (which made my Top 10 albums of the year list!), so we’ll take whatever we can get from Gilmour–at least until his next solo album, which JamBase reports is scheduled for release in 2015.