Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Schedules Charity Appearance
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame is lining up a special one-off live appearance as part of a series of Hidden Gigs for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
The gig, with Mali’s Amadou and Mariam, will take place at a ‘hidden’ location on Monday, May 25, with ticket holders texted or emailed the day before with the location of the venue.
Tickets are available now via www.seetickets.com/hidden or by calling the ticket hotline: 0871 2200260.
Crisis Hidden Gigs are being staged in central London throughout May and June. Top acts will play in intimate, unusual spaces, making for a unique musical experience.
Crisis will keep the venues ‘hidden’ until 24 hours before the gig, thus drawing attention to the reality of ‘hidden homelessness’ in the UK.
Amadou and Mariam are the Malinese musical duo who are superstars in their native Africa.
Both are huge Pink Floyd fans and invited Gilmour to join them for this special charity appearance.
Gilmour is a longtime supporter of Crisis and in 2003 donated the £3.6 million proceeds from the sale of his London house to the charity.
Gilmour said: “I met Amadou and Mariam at an awards ceremony, where we expressed mutual respect for each other’s music, so it was a wonderful surprise when they called recently, inviting me to collaborate with them on this special one-off occasion for Crisis.
“I’m looking forward to breaking down a few musical boundaries in the cause of helping the homeless.”