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David Gilmour Performs ‘Comfortably Numb’ At Pompeii In 2016

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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.

Source: JamBase.com