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David Gilmour Performs ‘Comfortably Numb’ At Pompeii In 2016


Nearly 44 years after Pink Floyd recorded a concert documentary at Pompeii, the band’s guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour returned to perform a pair of shows at the amphitheater in Italy on July 7 and 8, 2016. In 2017, the musician released Live at Pompeii, a live album and film that featured highlights from both nights. Gilmour has shared pro-shot video of his performance of “Comfortably Numb” from the compilation.

While Pink Floyd’s 1972 concert at the ancient Roman structure featured them performing without an audience, Gilmour’s two-night stand marked the first shows that were open to the public at the venue since AD 79. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, with the help of his 11-piece backing band that included Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers Band/The Rolling Stones), mixed material from his solo career with beloved Pink Floyd classics. Both evenings closed with Gilmour & Co. offering up a take on The Wall cut “Comfortably Numb” that featured Gilmour and Leavell handling the lead vocals. Watch David Gilmour perform “Comfortably Numb” below:

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Gilmour recently announced plans to auction more than 120 instruments including the black Fender Stratocaster guitar he used in Pompeii. All proceeds from the auction will go towards various charities.