David Gilmour to release ‘Rattle That Lock’ Sept 18th, announces US tour dates

David Gilmour has announced that his new solo album Rattle That Lock will be released worldwide on Friday, September 18th on Columbia Records. The album will be available for pre-order and the first single, also titled “Rattle That Lock” will be released on Friday, July 17th.

The album will be released in a variety of configurations.

COMPACT DISC

Hard cover bound book package with gold foil blocking on spine, 22-page photo/lyric booklet including album session photographs.

VINYL LP IN GATEFOLD SLEEVE

Heavyweight vinyl, mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at das boot. Comes in gatefold sleeve, with photo inner bags, download card, and a full sized 16-page photo/lyric booklet.

DELUXE CD & DVD PACKAGE

Two-disc box set including CD, and a DVD with a bonus 10 audio-visual items, 4 audio tracks, the album in 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound, plus a stereo version in 48kHz/24 bit. The AV clips include four “Barn Jam” clips including Richard Wright’s last recorded/filmed performance, as well as four documentaries and two promo films. There’s also a 32 page hardback lyric/photo book, a copy of Milton’s Paradise Lost Book 2, and memorabilia including a poster, postcard and plectrum.

DELUXE CD & BLU-RAY PACKAGE

Two-disc box set including CD, and a Blu-ray with a bonus 10 audio-visual items, 4 audio tracks, the album in 5.1 DTS Master Audio surround sound and PCM, plus a stereo version in 96kHz/24 bit. The AV clips include four “Barn Jam” clips including Richard Wright’s last recorded/filmed performance, as well as four documentaries and two promo films. There’s also a 32 page hardback lyric/photo book, a copy of Milton’s Paradise Lost Book 2, and memorabilia including a poster, postcard and plectrum.

Additionally David Gilmour’s first North American dates in ten years were announced as well. The “David Gilmour Live 2016” concert appearances will take place in March & April with stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and New York. Ticket buyers will be among the first to receive the new album, as every ticket purchased online will include a Rattle That Lock CD.

The “Live 2016” appearances will be David Gilmour’s first live concert dates since the “On An Island” tour in 2006, and will follow his UK and European tour this September/October. All tickets for the North American Tour dates go on sale Friday, July 17, 2015 (exact times listed below).

March 24, 2016 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles – on sale 12 pm (PST) – BUY TICKETS

March, 31 2016 – Air Canada Center, Toronto – on sale 10 am (EST) – BUY TICKETS

April 8, 2016 – United Center, Chicago – on sale 12 pm (CST) – BUY TICKETS

April 11, 2016 – Madison Square Garden, New York – on sale 10 am (EST) – BUY TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone.

Rattle That Lock is David Gilmour’s fourth solo album and follows his 2006 #1 in the UK record On An Island. The primary lyricist for the new album is Gilmour’s long-term writing partner, Polly Samson, and it is co-produced by David Gilmour and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera. Rattle That Lock‘s striking cover has been art directed by Dave Stansbie from The Creative Corporation under the creative directorship of Aubrey Powell from Hipgnosis.

Track Listing:

1. 5 A.M. (Gilmour)
2. Rattle That Lock (Gilmour/Samson/Boumendil)
3. Faces Of Stones (Gilmour)
4. A Boat Lies Waiting (Gilmour/Samson)
5. Dancing Right In Front Of Me (Gilmour)
6. In Any Tongue (Gilmour/Samson)
7. Beauty (Gilmour)
8. The Girl In The Yellow Dress (Gilmour/Samson)
9. Today (Gilmour/Samson)
10. And Then…..(Gilmour)

The title track, “Rattle That Lock”, will be heard for the first time on BBC Radio 2 in the UK on Friday, July 17th and will be available immediately to download and stream worldwide. The song begins with the four notes, created by Michael Boumendil, which precede announcements at French SNCF railway stations which Gilmour recorded on his iPhone at Aix-en-Prevence station. Samson’s lyrics are inspired by Book II of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which is also featured in her recent acclaimed novel, The Kindness. The single also features The Liberty Choir and singers Mica Paris and Louise Marshall.

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