Pink Floyd, 25 years after the concert in Venice

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Not a happy experience for the Serenissima, but definitely a great event that you add to the many significant moments in the career of the group

In 1983 The Final Cut. Then two years later, Roger Waters officially leaves the band. In fact, Pink Floyd are granted a long break before returning in 1987 with A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. After the release of that album, the band begins a long tour until the summer of '89.

The date, however, no one would ever expect is that of July 15, 1989 in Venice, the Grand Canal, on a platform moored in front of Piazza San Marco. The live version is limited to organizational matters and broadcasting needs.

Pink Floyd playing it for 90 minutes in front of 200 thousand people arrived at the unique location, created especially for the occasion. The countries associated with the event are more than twenty, 100 million viewers are estimated.

Go on stage David Gilmour (guitars and vocals) Richard Wright (keyboards and vocals) Nick Mason (drums and percussion) Jon Carin (keyboards, synthesizer, vocals) Tim Renwick (guitars) Guy Pratt (bass and vocals) Scott Page (saxophones) Gary Wallis (percussion) Rachel Fury (backing vocals) Durga McBroom (backing vocals) and Lorelei McBroom (backing vocals).

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