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Roger Waters adds two further nights in Australia for February 2018

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:15:53 +0100

Just as we think all dates for the Roger Waters 2018 Australian/New Zealand/European Us + Them tour have been revealed, two further dates have just been announced! Here are the newly announced dates: February 3rd - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia (extra show) ( - On sale Thursday, November 23rd at 2pm ( February 7th - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Queensland, Australia (extra show) ( - On sale Thursday, November 23rd at 2pm ( Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area ( If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European tour is announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.(image)

Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound and Great Dance Songs released today on 180g vinyl

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Italian Floyd fanzine Heyou - new issue published

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:32:45 +0100 (, where you can get individual copies, and subscription enquiries (four issues costing 30 euros within Europe, and 40 euros outside Europe) should go to - make sure you mention Brain Damage when you write!(image)

Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine KQED unused footage

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:42:34 +0100

through this link ( The full story of how a small TV station managed to get the Floyd to perform their set for the KQED cameras, and how the additional footage was discovered, visit (

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii - hour-long version on UK's BBC TV Saturday

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:03:59 +0100

the BBC website ( shortly. The show will be repeated on BBC Two on Thursday November 23rd, at 11:15pm, except in Northern Ireland. Should the hour-long edit of the concert whet your appetite sufficiently to encourage you to buy the whole thing (if indeed you haven't already!) you can do so through the following links. As a reminder, depending on the edition you go for, there are additional performances, documentaries, and much more. To be reminded of how the different versions are configured, check out the full details here ( DELUXE CD/BLU-RAY BOXSET: ( Amazon UK ( camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20B073ZYKLLG linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada ( Germany ( France ( Italy ( camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20B073ZYKLLG linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain ( camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20B073ZYKLLG linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) 4LP VINYL BOXSET: ( Amazon UK ( camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20B073ZSSRP5 linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada ( Germany ( France ( Italy ( camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20B073ZSSRP5 linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain ( camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20B073ZSSRP5 linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) 2DVD EDITION: ( Amazon UK ( camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20B073ZSSRS4 linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada ( Germany ( France ( Italy ( camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20B073ZSSRS4 linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain ( camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20B073ZSSRS4 linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) BLU-RAY EDITION: ( Amazon UK ( camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20B073ZWKBCP linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada ( Germany ( France ( Italy ( camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20B073ZWKBCP linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain ( camp=3626 [...]

Roger Waters-scored When the Wind Blows getting Blu-ray/DVD release

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:25:42 +0100

On January 22nd, 2018, the British Film Institute (BFI) are releasing When The Wind Blows on Blu-ray/DVD in a Dual Format Edition, packed with special features including interviews, a making-of documentary and the public information film Protect and Survive (1975). When the Wind Blows is a touching story about love, tenderness, humanity and hope in the face of nuclear war. Adapted by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman, Ethel and Ernest) from his best-selling book, it features an original soundtrack by Roger Waters, and a title song by David Bowie. The soundtrack by Waters has a number of fans: it's not a throw-away effort with little relevance to the film itself (unlike one or two of the other songs on the soundtrack) and is worthy of investigation if you are yet to hear it. As the Blu-ray/DVD includes an 'isolated music and effects track' we should be able to hear it in all its glory. Jim and Hilda Bloggs (Sir John Mills and Dame Peggy Ashcroft) are a middle-aged couple who believe that the British government is in control as they prepare for nuclear war. When the countdown begins, they roll up their shirtsleeves and follow government guidelines (that were actually distributed to households around Britain in the 1970s). They paint their windows white, build a fortress of doors and pillows, take the washing in and put away two packets of ginger nuts, one tin of pineapple chunks and a good supply of tea.(image)

Roger Waters gets planet named after him

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 20:35:58 +0100

Today, November 8th, the International Astronomical Union officially approved a proposal and announced that one of the minor planets discovered by their team is now officially named after Roger Waters. As detailed on Wikipedia (we weren't sure what one was, so needed to look it up), a minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet. Minor planets can be dwarf planets, asteroids, and other objects. 495181 Rogerwaters is a main-belt asteroid located between Mars and Jupiter with an estimated diameter of around 2km. For those who are after more (technical) information about this minor planet, and to see its orbit, you can find it at (✓ object_id=495181). Our thanks to Michal Zolnowski and Michal Kusiak, who first discovered the object seven years ago, and who got in touch today with the news about the naming decision.(image)

Happy Halloween! The 2017 Pink Floyd pumpkin is unveiled...

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:40:45 +0100

Happy Halloween to you all! Regulars to Brain Damage over the years will know that our friend Joe Ringus is a hugely talented pumpkin artist, and each year crafts a Pink Floyd themed pumpkin for Halloween (which is celebrated by many, principally this evening, but in a number of places it covers a number of days). Those regulars will no doubt be as keen as we have been to see if Joe would be continuing the tradition this year, and if so, what design would be picked. The great news is that Joe has been hard at work yet again, and has done a lovely job yet again! We're delighted to share his incredible carving with you. Joe said: This year's Floyd-O-Lantern features the male/female flowers shown during What Shall We Do Now from The Wall film. It was a fun one to carve and the design comes across well on the pumpkin. Thanks Joe - we think you've done another excellent job! It's a great tradition and we know many of our visitors love to see them. If there are any other pumpkin artists out there who have created Floyd designs, we'd love to see them. In the meantime, click the thumbnail to the left to see Joe's hard, and careful, work in more detail.(image)

Roger Waters 2017 North American tour concludes with a setlist change

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:36:22 +0100

All good things must come to an end, and Sunday night saw the conclusion of the 2017 Roger Waters North American tour, with Rogers Arena in Vancouver host to the second of a brace of nights at the venue (with an appropriate name for Waters to perform in, it must be said...). As a final show surprise, there was a change to the setlist, with recent addition Mother being dropped in favour of the concluding song suite of his recently released Is This The Life We Really Want? - Wait for Her, Oceans Apart, and Part of Me Died. This went down extremely well with the audience, and one wonders if the songs will become part of the set for when the tour resumes in January, in New Zealand. It has been customary for almost every show on the 2017 tour to have a minute-long video posted by Roger on his Facebook page, looking at different aspects of the show, or life on the road. The final show is no exception, with Roger introducing the band (below); there are some slight visual spoilers in case you want to avoid seeing them:(image)

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains – a last look in London

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:08:44 +0100

If you haven't made it to the Victoria Albert Museum in London for the Pink Floyd exhibition, Their Mortal Remains, or you want to see it again before it closes, you're in luck: as mentioned previously here on Brain Damage, the museum has extended the exhibition, but it must close for good on October 15th. Tickets for the extended run, and the extra hours they are also running on selected dates (opening from 9am, and staying open until 10pm), are on sale now but selling extremely fast - this has officially been the V A's most successful music exhibition they have held, with over 373,000 visitors since it opened in May this year. This coming weekend the exhibition will be open for an incredible 42 hours, to help people get in and see it. Here are some pointers on what to look for to get the most out of your first and/or last visit(s) on this final stretch in London. Several things to note if you plan to squeeze this in sometime in the remaining two weeks: the lines are still long (but fast-moving), tickets are difficult to buy at the door (they are usually sold-out for the day on the day), and the walk along the exhibit is still elbow-to-elbow (particularly at the beginning). Obviously some times of the day are preferable to others - if you can get to the museum for an early session, you will find it much quieter and easier to move around, as many people are travelling to get to the V A. Many of the review items Brain Damage's Matt related at the beginning of the exhibition stand and will be underscored here. Here's a quick guide:(image)

'Live At Pompeii': David Gilmour creates another masterpiece

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:27:17 +0100

More information here ( 'Live At Pompeii' is a concert film of David Gilmour's 2015-16 'Rattle That Lock' tour. The Blu-ray will be released on September 28, but it premiered on September 13 in cinemas around the globe and everyone was invited. It was shot in the Amphitheatre of Pompeii, the site of the film 'Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii' shot back in 1971. Over 40 years later, Gilmour returned for two sold out performances on July 7 and 8, 2016. I was looking forward to seeing the cinema presentation of David Gilmour's 'Live At Pompeii' with both a warm space cadet glow and a little trepidation. I was fortunate enough to see this tour live in 2016 at the Hollywood Bowl, the type of unique venue where Gilmour really likes to perform. I still bask in the afterglow of that night. It was an outstanding performance combined with the magic of a classic and timeless venue. How could a carefully edited film screened at about 30 dB quieter than the live show hold up to the actual performance? The answer is very well. The film is its own experience. We were in a packed theater with a room full of other fans who get it, making the evening a moving shared experience. Really… see it in a cinema. Directed by Gavin Elder, the film opens with an impressive, sweeping aerial shot of the Amphitheatre at Pompeii -- Mount Vesuvius looming in the background -- and then wastes no time diving in to the music...(image)

"Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains" (exhibition official catalogue) book review

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:44:06 +0100

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains By Aubrey Po Powell, Mark Blake, Joe Boyd, Victoria Broackes, Anna Landreth Strong, Howard Goodall, Jon Savage, Rob Young - Published May 13th 2017 as the English language edition, July 6th 2017 the German edition, and October 19th 2017 for the French edition A big, beautiful well-illustrated book that leaves you wanting more... I'm in Dallas with virtually no chance of seeing the exhibition “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” live in London before it closes this October. My hope was that Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains the book of the exhibition (V A Publishing, 2017) would act as sort of a surrogate to help give me an idea, a sense of the history displayed in this outstanding and once-in-a-lifetime retrospective of the 50 years of Pink Floyd. The book Their Mortal Remains is written and designed to be the official catalogue of the exhibit and less of a standalone history of Pink Floyd. A good exhibit catalogue should not only contain lots of photographs that act as a memento for the exhibit, it should also contain additional materials that help you explore the subject of the exhibit in greater depth. For the most part, this book does both well. The book itself is big and gorgeous -- beautifully designed and printed. At just over 300 pages, most of them photographs, there's plenty here for all types of Pink Floyd fans to ogle over, especially for those unable to see the exhibition in person. There are two editions. Both covers show the iconic refracting prism from Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon album cover. The hardcover edition also has a really spiffy lenticular cover where the prism shatters as you open the book. It’s a pretty cool effect and worth considering the upgrade from the soft-cover edition.(image)