Today marks the official announcement of The Gilmour Project’s 2022 National Tour, also revealing the band’s fitting show concept. This news couples the excitement of their upcoming live stream debut on June 24th from The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
The Gilmour Project will celebrate the exact & actual 50th Anniversary of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon: A Piece For Assorted Lunatics,’ which Pink Floyd first performed in January, 1972 at The Brighton Dome, UK, a full 14 months before the release of the legendary album, with a coast-to-coast, US tour in January, 2022. They will perform and explore this masterwork in its entirety as ‘Dark Side Of The Moon, Pieces For Assorted Lunatics,’ honoring the legendary band. With their focus on David Gilmour’s Pink Floyd repertoire, The Gilmour Project will do a deep dive into the exploration & improvisation that only Gilmour could create. This rendition certainly does not dismiss the iconic contributions of all 5 historic musicians that comprise the Pink Floyd complement, only to bring light to philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative art, and of course, elaborate live shows.
The Gilmour Project incorporates musicians whose background is both prog(ressive) improvisational; and, is the only band since Blue Floyd in 2000, endeavoring to take these songs ‘OUT,’ speaking in jazz protocol, without disregarding the cherished classic hooks, licks & musical phrases. Acclaimed musicians Jeff Pevar (lead guitar with CSN, David Crosby, Phil Lesh, Ray Charles), Kasim Sulton (bass & vocals with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall & Oates, Cheap Trick & Patti Smith), Prairie Prince (co-founder of The Tubes, & drums with Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh), Mark Karan (guitar & vocals with Bob Weir, RatDog, The Other Ones), and Scott Guberman (keyboard & vocals with Phil Lesh), will take the music of David Gilmour & Pink Floyd to places it has never gone before.
Blue Floyd was formed in January 2000, at the dawn of the 21st Century, taking full advantage of the then ‘new’ thing they called social media. A conglomeration of top-notch players from other bands came together to spread this music marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows. International tape collectors codifying the band’s utter brilliance, created an enduring mystique apart from & in contrast to the tribute band phenomenon.
The improvisational ‘jam gestalt’ of the legendary Blue Floyd, which both Pevar & Prince performed with, matched with Pink Floyd deep tracks, hits and fan favorites, including solo Gilmour gems, and accompanied by ‘Floydian’ audio FX from Paul Simon producer ‘The Duke of New York’ (Graceland: The Remixes) gives you none other than The Gilmour Project.
JUNE 24 STREAM LINK: aftontickets.com/thegilmourproject
THE GILMOUR PROJECT 2022 TOUR (on sale by market June 23-25th):
Jan 1 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Jan 2 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Jan 5 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA
Jan 6 - NYCB Theatre at Westbury - Westbury, NY
Jan 7 - Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
Jan 8 - Santander Arena - Reading, PA
Jan 9 - Jergel's Rhythm Grille - Warrendale, PA
Jan 11 - The Empire Theatre - Belleville, ON
Jan 12 - The Riviera Theatre - Tonawanda, NY
Jan 14 - Arcada Theatre - St Charles, IL
Jan 15 - The Des Plains Theatre - Des Plains, IL
Jan 16 - MGM Northfield Park - Northfield, OH
Jan 17 - Rock Hall ‘Media’ - Cleveland, OH
Jan 19 - Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
Jan 20 - The Wilbur - Boston, MA
Jan 21 - The Strand Ballroom - Providence, RI
Jan 22 - Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH
Jan 23 - Empire Live - Albany, NY
Jan 25 - Elevation 27 - Virginia Beach, VA
Jan 26 - Beacon Theatre - Hopewell, VA
Jan 27 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
Jan 29 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
Feb 3 - The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
Feb 4 - Celebrity Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Feb 5 - Theater at Ace Hotel - LA, CA