Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour to release new solo album and tour in 2015
Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour has revealed that he will be releasing a new solo album in 2015 and will tour in support of it.
The axeman, who is currently preparing to release Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River, told Rolling Stone that he was almost finished with his new solo LP.
Asked about the follow-up to 2006's On An Island, he said: "It’s coming along very well. There are some sketches that aren’t finished, and some of them will be started again. There’s a few months’ work in it yet. I’m hoping to get it out this following year."
Then asked about the possibility of a tour, he said he hoped to go out on what he called "an old man’s tour," something he defined as "not a 200-date sort of thing."
Pink Floyd will release their new album on November 10th. It is the band's first studio album in 20 years and 15th album of their career.
Earlier this month it was revealed that scientist Stephen Hawking will appear on a track on The Endless River.
This would mark the second time Hawking has appeared on a Pink Floyd album after he appeared on their 1994 album The Division Bell. On that occasion he appeared on a track called 'Keep Talking', given this is a similar title to 'Talkin' Hawkin'' it seems likely that this new track will be a sequel of sorts to that song.