In 2015 David Gilmour set out to play a series of concerts in historic venues across the world. In 2016 he became the first performer to play the amphitheater in Pompeii in front of a live audience since the gladiators in 79AD.
On July 7th & 8th 2016, Gilmour preformed two shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheater in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The concerts were the first ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheater, which was built in 90BC and entombed in ash when Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. David Gilmour is the only performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.
The concert performance film, David Gilmour Live at Pompeii, was shot in 4k by director Gavin Elder and includes highlights from both shows. The concert is a spectacular audio-visual experience, featuring the famous huge circular cyclorama screen as well as lasers, pyrotechnics and stellar performances from an all-star band.