August 22, 1997|
REPORTS OF 1998 TOUR INCLUDE HOPE FOR ARGENTINE FANS
1998 tour will include Brazil
According to a fan in Brazil, the Brazilian music magazine "Showbizz" has
published a new interview with Pink Floyd's keyboardist Richard Wright. In
the interview, Wright states that Pink Floyd "is going to Brazil in the next
tour, before 2000." This will be Pink Floyd's first performance in Brazil.
The Timeline is working on obtaining a transcription of this interview. If
any Timeline News readers in Brazil can help provide a transcript and
translation, it would be very helpful.
As new reports of attempts to secure venues for the 1998 Pink Floyd
tour come in, fans in Argentina and Italy can find hope for possible
future Floyd concerts.
Argentine events producer Daniel Grinbank is in contact with Pink
Floyd, working to secure a performance in Argentina for Pink Floyd's
next tour. But even Argentina's largest soccer stadium--the 70,000
person capacity River Plate stadium in Buenos Aires--is not large
enough to house the stage for the Floyd's next tour. Grinbank is
working to find an open place near Buenos Aires that would serve as
a suitable location for the concert. Grinbank, who is responsible
for bringing the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
to Argentine, says that Pink Floyd could be in Argentina "by the end
of the century."
Things are looking good for Italian Floyd fans as well. Concert
promoters Milano Concerti revealed in the news magazine _l'Unita_
that Pink Floyd will be playing a show at Pontecagnano in early
1998. Milano Concerti is currently promoting upcoming U2 and Rolling
Stones shows in Italy.
During a 26 June radio interview, the mayor of Bettembourg,
Luxembourg confirmed that a Pink Floyd concert will take place
during the summer of 1998 in Bettembourg.
Austrian concert promoter Andreas Egger stated in the magazine
_News_ that he is in contact with Pink Floyd, and is arranging an
open air concert in Austria for 1998. Egger is responsible for
bringing Pink Floyd to Wiener Neustadt in Vienna on 19 August 1994.
92,000 people attended that show, which holds the record for concert
attendance in Austria.
Around 1 August, Australian workers' visas were processed for David
Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Guy Pratt, Dick Parry and Phil
Taylor. Their visas will extend from May through July 1998. This is
strong evidence that Pink Floyd plans to perform in Australia next
spring or early summer.
Other reports have supported the talk of a 1998 tour. The Timeline
has heard reports that David Gilmour's boat, the _Astoria_, which
serves as his studio, was recently cleaned and refurbished, and the
studio upgraded. This information comes from an individual who
worked on the boat.
Various reports from venues have also trickled in occasionally,
including a recent report of tenative dates set in California for a
Further news will, of course, appear here as available.
Please note that tour dates are NOT available at this time. They
will be announced here as soon as they are available.
The Pink Floyd Timeline News
Copyright (c) 1997 by Dave Ward