Rattle That Lock Tour

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Rattle That Lock Tour
Tour by David Gilmour
Associated albumRattle That Lock
Start date12 September 2015 (2015-09-12)
End date30 September 2016 (2016-09-30)
No. of shows50
Box office$78.1 million[1][2]
David Gilmour concert chronology

The Rattle That Lock Tour was a concert tour by English singer and musician David Gilmour to support his fourth solo studio album, Rattle That Lock. The tour became a commercial success, grossing $47 million and selling 288,997 tickets in 16 shows in the 2015 total. It was the 76th highest grossing of the year, according to Pollstar's annual year end tour chart.[3] The tour is Gilmour's longest solo tour to date, covering 50 performances - 17 more than his On an Island Tour in 2006. The tour is documented on the live release Live at Pompeii (2017).


The first eight tour dates (in Europe) were announced on 4 March 2015, with two more dates added later. The concerts are spread across six European countries at nine different venues. The dates were planned to coincide with the release of Gilmour's new album.[4] The two new dates were announced on 6 March 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall, and were added due to high ticket demand for the three concerts already planned at the venue.[5] On 19 June 2015, a date was announced for a show in Wrocław, Poland, on 25 June 2016.[6] Four North American dates were also announced on 16 July 2015, along with more details on the new album, to be released 18 September.[7] Four more North American dates were added on 21 July 2015, in the same venues as the first four.[8] On 26 July 2015, a 'preview show' was added at the Brighton Centre before the start of the main tour.[9] Gilmour announced his first South American tour of five dates on 4 September 2015.[10] Individual new dates were announced periodically until 2 February 2016, when a further 11 dates were added in Europe to take place in summer 2016.[11]

Most of the venues on the first European leg of the tour were at Roman amphitheatres. Gilmour also played the Royal Albert Hall as his only UK venue of the tour. He also played the historic Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, having last performed there with Pink Floyd in 1972.[12]

The touring band is made up of mostly the same musicians who accompanied Gilmour on his On an Island Tour of 2006. These are Phil Manzanera, Guy Pratt, Jon Carin and Steve DiStanislao.[13] Kevin McAlea, who performed with Carin at Kate Bush's Before the Dawn shows in 2014, also played keyboards on the tour.[13]

On 24 April 2016 Gilmour and his band played the final night of the year's Teenage Cancer Trust shows. This was Gilmour's first performance since the death of Prince three days earlier; as a tribute Gilmour worked a small portion of Prince's "Purple Rain" into "Comfortably Numb", immediately before the closing guitar solo; the stage lights all turned purple during the snippet. This brought the third leg of the tour to a close before new band members were drafted in.

When the third leg of the tour ended Gilmour's online outlets announced that Manzanera, Carin and McAlea would all be leaving the tour. Manzanera left due to obligations to recording a new solo album;[14][15] Carin, to tour with Roger Waters in Mexico & Desert Trip. Shortly before the fourth leg Gilmour announced the new musicians for the European tour, they are Chester Kamen on guitar, whom Gilmour performed with as part of Brian Ferry's band for Live Aid in 1985, replacing Manzanera; Greg Phillinganes on keyboards and vocals, replacing Carin; and Chuck Leavell on organ, vocals and accordion, long time member of The Rolling Stones' touring band and ex-member of The Allman Brothers Band, replacing McAlea. The new band rehearsed songs not performed previously on the tour, "Dancing Right In Front of Me" and "One of These Days". "One of These Days" hadn't been performed since the last Pink Floyd tour in 1994. Both songs were debuted on the tour during Gilmour's show at Wrocław, Poland where they replaced "Fat Old Sun" and "Astronomy Domine", respectfully.

On 25 June 2016 Gilmour performed at Wrocław, Poland in celebration of the city being European Capital of Culture 2016. The show saw the live debut of the song "Dancing Right In Front of Me" and the resurrection of "One of These Days", last performed in 1994. The show was broadcast live on Polish television. Gilmour and his band were accompanied by the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zbigniew Preisner, who contributed orchestrations to Gilmour's Rattle That Lock and On An Island albums. The orchestra performed on the tracks "5 A.M."; "Rattle That Lock"; "Faces of Stone"; "A Boat Lies Waiting"; "The Blue"; "In Any Tongue" (with cello solo); "High Hopes"; "Dancing Right In Front of Me"; "On an Island"; "The Girl in The Yellow Dress"; "Today" and "Comfortably Numb".[12]

On 7 and 8 July 2016 Gilmour performed two shows at the Pompeii amphitheatre where he performed with Pink Floyd in 1971, and filmed Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. The performance on the 7 July was the first performance in the amphitheatre since Pink Floyd played there and the first public performance there since AD 79, when Vesuvius erupted, destroying Pompeii. Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson regularly tweeted about the event using the hashtag #ReturnToPompeii. Gilmour performed "One of These Days" on both nights - the only song from the set to have been performed by Pink Floyd there in 1971. Gilmour also dropped "Us and Them" from the set and replaced it with "The Great Gig in the Sky" but played earlier in the set (see the setlist details below). The shows were filmed for possible future release. On 31 May 2017, it was announced that Gilmour's new film—David Gilmour Live At Pompeii—should hit select cinemas for one night only on 13 September 2017.[16]

On 16 July, Gilmour performed at Château de Chantilly, in France. He started the show by asking for a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack that happened two days before in Nice. He did the same for the shows at the Arena of Nîmes on 20 and 21 July.

Unlike the On an Island Tour of 2006 where Gilmour performed the whole of his then-new album in its entirety, the Rattle That Lock tour saw no performances of "Beauty" or "And Then..." and only saw two performances of "Dancing Right In Front of Me".


Set lists for individual shows are available at Rattle That Lock page at Setlist.fm.

Legs 1-3[edit]

Legs 4-5[edit]

Shows during Leg 4 are one of the two following sets (A or B):

The setlist for Set Two doesn't change between Sets A and B.

Tour band[edit]

Legs 1-3[edit]

Legs 4-5[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country and venue.
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue Setlist
Special preview show
5 September 2015 Brighton England Brighton Centre
Leg 1 — Europe
12 September 2015 Pula Croatia Pula Arena
14 September 2015 Verona Italy Verona Arena
15 September 2015 Florence Ippodromo del Visarno
17 September 2015 Orange France Théâtre antique d'Orange
19 September 2015 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
23 September 2015 London England Royal Albert Hall
24 September 2015
25 September 2015
2 October 2015
3 October 2015
Leg 2 — South America
11 December 2015 São Paulo Brazil Allianz Parque 84,526 / 90,999 $8,090,240
12 December 2015
14 December 2015 Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski 23,300 / 23,300 $2,422,680
16 December 2015 Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio 37,674 / 46,754 $2,912,220
18 December 2015 Buenos Aires Argentina Hipodromo de San Isidro 65,136 / 65,136 $7,379,110
20 December 2015 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional 46,509 / 46,509 $4,923,220
Leg 3 — North America
24 March 2016 Los Angeles United States Hollywood Bowl 34,584 / 34,584 $3,510,766
25 March 2016
27 March 2016 Inglewood The Forum 12,518 / 12,518 $1,634,215
31 March 2016 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 28,498 / 28,498 $2,627,651
1 April 2016
4 April 2016 Chicago United States United Center 28,184 / 28,184 [a] $3,386,575 [a]
6 April 2016 Auditorium Theatre 3,817 / 3,817 $576,460
8 April 2016 United Center [a] [a]
10 April 2016 New York City Radio City Music Hall 5,903 / 5,903 $924,870
11 April 2016 Madison Square Garden 28,160 / 28,160 $3,941,985
12 April 2016
Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert
24 April 2016 London England Royal Albert Hall
Leg 4 — Europe
25 June 2016 Wrocław Poland Plac Wolności Set A
27 June 2016 Vienna Austria Schönbrunn Palace Set A
28 June 2016
2 July 2016 Rome Italy Circo Massimo Set A
3 July 2016
7 July 2016 Pompeii Amphitheatre of Pompeii Set B
8 July 2016
10 July 2016 Verona Verona Arena Set A
11 July 2016 Set B
14 July 2016 Stuttgart Germany Schlossplatz Set B
16 July 2016 Chantilly France Château de Chantilly Set B
18 July 2016 Wiesbaden Germany Bowling Green Set B
20 July 2016 Nîmes France Arènes de Nîmes Set B
21 July 2016
23 July 2016 Arc-et-Senans Saline Royal Set A
27 July 2016 Tienen Belgium Grote Markt Set B
28 July 2016
Leg 5 — London
23 September 2016 London England Royal Albert Hall Set B
25 September 2016
28 September 2016
29 September 2016
30 September 2016
Total 398,309 / 414,362 $42,329,992


  1. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the United Center on April 4 and 8, respectively.


  1. ^ https://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2015/2015YearEndTop100WorldwideTours.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2016/2016YearEndTop100WorldwideTours.pdf
  3. ^ Pollstar. "2015 Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours" (PDF). Pollstar.
  4. ^ "David Gilmour 2015 Tour and Album Officially Announced". neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk.
  5. ^ Matt. "Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - David Gilmour adds two nights at London's Royal Albert Hall". brain-damage.co.uk.
  6. ^ Matt. "Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - David Gilmour playing Wroclaw, Poland in 2016". brain-damage.co.uk.
  7. ^ "David Gilmour Details New Solo LP 'Rattle That Lock'". Rolling Stone.
  8. ^ "UPDATED: David Gilmour Reveals New Album Cover Art and Track List, Announces Tour". Ultimate Classic Rock.
  9. ^ Matt. "Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - David Gilmour announces tour 'preview' show in Brighton". brain-damage.co.uk.
  10. ^ "David Gilmour Announces South American Tour".
  11. ^ Matt. "Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - David Gilmour announces further 11 European concerts".
  12. ^ a b c JABEYE.com. "David Gilmour - The Voice and Guitar of Pink Floyd - Official Website".
  13. ^ a b "David Gilmour on New Solo LP and Why Pink Floyd Are Finished".
  14. ^ "Phil Manzanera on Twitter".
  15. ^ "Phil Manzanera - IMPORTANT NEWS: David Gilmour will be... - Facebook".
  16. ^ "David Gilmour Returns To Pompeii – New film hits cinemas for one night only on September 13..." teamrock.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Page 3 of David Gilmour on New Solo LP and Why Pink Floyd Are Truly Over - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone.
  18. ^ David Gilmour (29 September 2016). "David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb (featuring Benedict Cumberbatch)" – via YouTube.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rattle That Lock Tour at Wikimedia Commons