Less than two months ago, Roger Waters told BBC in a momentary lapse of reason that his one-off reunion with David Gilmour at Live 8 in 2005 was probably the last time Pink Floyd would ever be playing together. But charity does its part to once again to bring together those we miss, because less than two days ago, Roger Waters and David Gilmour performed on stage together at a charity benefit at Kiddington Hall in Oxfordshire, GB (via Gigwise).
The gig for the HOPING (Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation) Foundation took place on July 10th, and marked the first time Gilmour and Waters have played together since the Live 8 show. The two were joined onstage by Guy Pratt on bass, Chester Kamen on guitar, Harry Waters and Jonjo Grisdale on keyboards, and Andy Newmark on drums.
The band performed four songs to about 200 guests, opening with “To Know Him Is To Love Him”, a song penned by Phil Spector and apparently used in sound checks in the Pink Floyd days of yore. It was followed by the big hits “Wish You Were Here”, “Comfortably Numb”, and “Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)”. (As of now, no videos from the performance have surfaced, but we’ll add them if and/when they do.)
Is this another one-off, or have the two given in to the ties that bind? If nothing else, It gives a faintest glimmer of hope that Gilmour might join Waters on stage for his massive tour of The Wall.
Photo support via Polly Samson.