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Festival presents ‘David Gilmour Live at Pompeii’ concert Sept. 13


“David Gilmour Live at Pompeii” is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band.

“David Gilmour Live at Pompeii” is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band.


Originally Published: September 11, 2017 3:01 p.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world for a special one-night-only theatrical concert event: “David Gilmour Live at Pompeii”, coming to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

Forty-five 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 Amphitheatre, and — for two nights only — the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

“David Gilmour Live at Pompeii” is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David’s career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including “One of These Days”, the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.

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”.

“David Gilmour Live at Pompeii” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.