David Gilmour Announces South American Tour

David Gilmour expands his tour plans with his first-ever South American excursion. The outing begins Dec. 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Plaza San Marcos in Venice, Italy.

The former Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist is about to release his fourth solo album, Rattle That Lock. Pre-order the LP, due out Sept. 18 on Columbia, and you’ll receive a download of the track “Today.”

Gilmour is supporting Rattle That Lock with a world tour that officially begins Sept. 12 in Pula, Croatia. But this weekend he’ll play a preview show in Brighton, England. Additional European stops include Italy, France, Germany and a residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The U.S./Canada routing kicks off in March with two nights at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.

Here’s the plan for South America:

Dec. 12 – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Allianz Parque  
Dec. 14 – Curitiba, Brazil, Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Dec. 16 – Porto Alegre, Brazil, Arena Do Gremio    
Dec. 18 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, San Isidro Hippodrome           
Dec. 20 – Santiago, Chile, Estadio Nacional

His touring band for most dates features Phil Manzanera on guitar, Guy Pratt on bass, Jon Carin on keyboards, Steve DiStanislao on drums/percussion, Kevin McAlea on keyboards, Theo Travis on saxes/clarinet, and Bryan Chambers and Louise Clare Marshall on backing vocals.

João Mello takes over for Theo Travis on saxophone for the Royal Albert Hall and South American dates. Lucita Jules replaces Louise Clare Marshall on the South American tour.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 10. Visit DavidGilmour.com for more information.