Thursday, July 16, 2015

David Gilmour Announces New Album, North American Shows

Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour has announced details surrounding his upcoming solo album. Entitled Rattle That Lock, which is scheduled to be released via Sony Music on September 18 worldwide. It's the guitarist's first studio release since 2006's On An Island.

The first single, the album's title track, "Rattle That Lock," will debut on radio in the UK and around the world on Friday, July 17. It will be available to buy from digital platforms on the same day.

The album will also be available for pre-order on Friday, July 17, in various formats. If you order the single from iTunes, when you pre-order the album, you can get the full version of the title track straight away via their 'Instant Grat' program.

Rattle That Lock contains 10 tracks composed by David Gilmour, including five with lyrics by author Polly Samson, two by Gilmour himself and three instrumentals. It was produced by Gilmour with long-time collaborator Phil Manzanera.

The cover imagery was created under the aegis of Creative Director Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, with design by The Creative Corporation. The front sleeve landscape photograph was by Rupert Truman of StormStudios, with album booklet and sleeve photography by Kevin Westenberg, while Polly Samson has contributed the studio session shots found in the booklets in the various formats.

The CD comes as a hardcover bound book package with gold foil blocking on cloth spine, color CD label. The 22-page photo/lyric booklet includes artist and album session photographs. A deluxe CD + DVD or Blu-Ray package features 10 bonus audio-visual items, four audio tracks, the album in  5.1 surround sound, a 32-page hardback lyric/photo book including artist and album session photographs, a 48-page book 'Paradise Lost' (Book II), a two-sided poster, a postcard in an envelope and a David Gilmour plectrum.

To support Entitled Rattle That Lock, Gilmour will play four shows in North America, his first since 2006. Taking place in March and April 2016, the show's tickets go on sale on Friday, July 17 at the times listed below:

3/24/16 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles. Tickets on sale 12 noon (PST)
3/31/16: Air Canada Centre - Toronto. Tickets on sale 10: 00am (EST)
4/08/16: United Center - Chicago. Tickets on sale 12 noon (CST)
4/11/16: Madison Square Garden - New York. Tickets on sale 10:00am (EST)

Tickets can be purchased at, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone.

Every ticket purchased online will include a copy of the new Rattle That Lock album.