Whoa, big news, ladies and gentlemen. A while back I saw a rumor that Pink Floyd was reuniting to play for the upcoming Live 8 benefit concert. Like most Pink Floyd reunion rumors, I thought it was pure bunk. Especially when they said that Roger would be joining up too.
To my great surprise it turns out to be real. My pal Sean forward me a tip from CNN that seems to confirm it. The official Pink Floyd site also confirms it. Unfortunately none of the above links says where they’re going to be playing (Live 8 is spread across London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, and Philadelphia). A trip to Philly is a possibility, but budgetary constrains rule out the transcontinental stuff.
Keeping my fingers crossed that this is the beginning of something big, like a reunion tour (hey, KISS pull that off pretty well) or (gasp!) new music. I’m twitching in anticipation. Stay tuned!