David Gilmour reschedules Venice gigs
David Gilmour had to make some last-minute changes to his itinerary over the weekend, because of unsafe staging. Gilmour was supposed to play in the legendary Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy on Friday and Saturday (August 4th and 5th), but a support column on the stage buckled on Friday afternoon, and both shows were postponed for the safety of the performers and the audience. The Pink Floyd legend, his promoter, and the local Venice government were able to reschedule the shows for this coming weekend (Friday, August 11th, and Saturday, August 12th), and fans will be able to choose which concert they want to attend, with no added fees or surcharges.
Gilmour is quite familiar with the area. In July 1989, Pink Floyd played a concert nearby on a floating stage, and drew a crowd of about 200,000. Local leaders were said to be less than thrilled by the behavior of that audience, especially with their drug use, littering, and vandalism.
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