David Gilmour 4.4.2016 Chicago United Center
Es ist mir eine sehr große Freude Ron’s Bericht und Fotos über das erste Konzert von David Gilmour in Chicago auf dem Blog zu haben. Mitte der 80er Jahre tauschten Ron und ich Pink Floyd Tapes, die wir quer über den großen Teich hin und her schickten. Ron, der heute in Chicago lebt, ist einer der renommiertesten Pink Floyd Experten überhaupt. Viele von uns Wissen, dass wir ihm eine Menge zu verdanken haben!
Von der aktuellen Gilmour Tour sieht er die drei Shows in Chicago und zwei weitere im Madison Square Garden in New York. Dort sah er Pink Floyd auch das erste Mal! Das war am 2.7.1977! Animals Live! Hier sein Bericht von Gilmour’s erstem Auftritt im ausverkauften United Center in Chicago.
Bericht von Ron Fleischer
Last night’s show at the United Center was the first of 5 that I’ll be attending. We had great seats and the sound was loud and crystal clear. You never know what you’re going to get at the UC but the mix could not be better. And we were lucky to be surrounded by a very well behaved group of fans. It’s always a bonus when you’re not flanked by assholes.
After listening to just about every gig on the tour and watching countless videos (and live Periscopes) I can definitely say that it’s nothing like actually being at the show. David’s voice sounded very strong even if it came off a bit raspy at times. His guitar playing is the best I’ve seen since the Animals tour (the set list has a lot to do with it) and he is really starting to stretch out more than on the 2015 leg of the tour with his solos becoming more adventurous. His tone is classic Gilmour. The new material is much better live, my favorites being Faces of Stone (I was so overwhelmed by the final solo that it brought me to tears) and In Any Tongue. The title track is a lot looser than the album version and you can tell that he’s having fun with it. Even Money, a song I’ve seen performed countless times, gave me chills! There is no way any official release will capture the power of this show.
And Mr. Screen is more impressive than ever. Unless you’re there you have no idea how sharp this image really is. David’s projected image, especially close-ups of his fingers are jaw dropping. I wish that he did this for more songs. The highlights were every one of his solos but Fat Old Sun and Sorrow really brought the house down. The crowd pretty much lost their fucking mind during Comfortably Numb.
Looking forward to Wednesday’s show at The Auditorium.
Thank you very much Ron!
Spielstätte: United Center
Kapazität: 14.092, ausverkauft
Adresse: 1901 W Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Ticketpreise: 70$ – 160$
David Gilmour: Guitars, Vocals
Phil Manzanera: Guitars, Backing vocals
Guy Pratt: Bass, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals (Run Like Hell)
Jon Carin: Keyboards, Programming, Guitars, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals (Comfortably Numb)
Steve DiStanislao: Drums, Backing Vocals
Kevin McAlea: Keyboards, Harmonica
João Mello: Saxophones, Keyboards (The Blue), Acoustic Guitar (In Any Tongue), Backing Vocals
Louise Clare Marshall: Backing Vocals
Bryan Chambers: Backing Vocals
Lucita Jules: Backing Vocals
01. 5 A.M.
02. Rattle That Lock
03. Faces of Stone
04. Wish You Were Here
05. What Do You Want From Me
06. A Boat Lies Waiting
07. The Blue
09. Us and Them
10. In Any Tongue
11. High Hopes
12. Astronomy Dominé
13. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
14. Fat Old Sun
15. Coming Back To Life
16. The Girl In the Yellow Dress
19. Run Like Hell
21. Breathe (Reprise)
22. Comfortably Numb