Last week saw the final ever performance at the iconic Earl’s Court Arena in London. The gig was Bombay Bicycle Club, but they were joined by one very special guest: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
Floyd have a long history of playing at Earl’s Court, having first played there way back in 1973. To mark the end of an era, Gilmour got up on stage – his first performance since a one-off in 2011 – for a gorgeous rendition of BBC’s Rinse Me Down, followed by his own Wish You Were Here.
The two bands actually have a little history, interestingly. BBC guitarist Jamie MacColl reportedly said at the show, “This man gave me my first guitar and was one of the first people to play this venue and by my count has played here more than 27 times.”
It was a night of guests, memories and more. Opening act Peace also paid homage to one of the greatest rock bands to frequent the venue, covering Led Zeppelin’s classic blues track Since I’ve Been Lovin’ You. Frontman Harry Koisser said, “This morning I woke up at 7am and watched Led Zeppelin playing here in 1975. It looked great, so we decided to cover them, which I know you’re not supposed to do…”
Anyway, here’s some fan-shot footage of the big moment: