David Gilmour Performs Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ In Rare Live Appearance
As you can see above, David Gilmour made a surprise appearance with a British indie rock band Bombay Bicyle Club on Saturday, performing Pink Floyd's acoustic-driven classic 'Wish You Were Here.' He also sat in on one of the band's own songs, 'Rinse Me Down.'
The occasion was the last-ever show at Earls Court Arena before the London venue is demolished ahead of redevelopment. Pink Floyd first performed at Earls Court Arena in 1973 as part of the tour in support of 'Dark Side of the Moon.'
"This man gave me my first guitar," Bombay Bicycle Club guitarist Jamie MacColl said, introducing Gilmour. He "was one of the first people to play this venue, and by my count has played here more than 27 times."
Gilmour also jumped on stage back in May, even as he was overseeing Pink Floyd's concluding album, 'The Endless River.' That time, it was at Islington Assembly Hall in London with Ben Watt of the pop band Everything But the Girl.
'The Endless River' was constructed from older recordings that included the late Richard Wright. Gilmour is at work on the long-awaited follow up to his most recent solo project 'On an Island,' released in 2006.