David Gilmour Concert Movie in Theaters September

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David Gilmour will release a concert movie which captured his two performances at the iconic Ampitheatre at Pompeii. It will be shown on 2,000 movie screens worldwide (including Pittsburgh). It's a 2-hour, 15-minute movie. No word when it will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray.

The film features tracks from Gilmour's last two solo albums, and Pink Floyd classics like a rare live rendition of "The Great Gig In the Sky." In the 60-second trailer below, Gilmour rips through "Comfortably Numb," with an amazing light show behind him.

Pink Floyd filmed a couple shows for a film in 1972 at the same venue, but without a live audience.

Gilmour told 'Rolling Stone' magazine that returning to the Amphitheater 45 years later conjured up memories of playing with Pink Floyd keyboardist and co-founder Richard Wright, who died in 2008: 

"It's a place of ghosts and I couldn't help but think of playing there – with Rick – it's a sense of revisiting history," Gilmour says. "What I like to do is to play in beautiful places where people have a sense of the majesty of the building that is being performed in and that will add to the memories they take away and retain thereafter."

Tickets are on sale for screenings of David Gilmour Live at Pompeiivia through the film's website. It will be shown at the South Side Works Cinema on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30pm.

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