45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed Live at Pompeii in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album Rattle That Lock. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheater, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD. Both concerts also saw very special performances of ‘The Great Gig in The Sky’ from The Dark Side of The Moon, which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder. David Gilmour Live at Pompeii shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion. Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On an Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including “Wish You Were Here” and “Comfortably Numb”.
A production by Gavin Elder
UK, Italy | 2017 |120 min| Concert |Not Rated
Lighting Design: Marc Brickman
“As the lights die and the night rises once more, it is pleasing to recall that in its day this space was known as a spectacula. In tonight’s extravaganza, in all its beauty and bedazzlement, it appears to have earned that name once more.” – Laura Barton, The Guardian | full review
MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33135