Pink Floyd may be finished with the impending release of The Endless River, but that doesn’t mean that David Gilmour is going to stop any time soon. The former Floyd guitarist will be returning to the stage as a solo artist starting next year, when he also plans to release his first solo album since 2006’s On An Island.
Gilmour revealed the news in an interview with Rolling Stone. “It’s coming along well,” Gilmour said. “There’s a few months work in it yet. I’m hoping to get it out in the following year.” Gilmour also plans to go on a “old man’s tour” in support of the album. “It wouldn’t be a 200-date sort of thing,” he said.
As for a Floyd tour, Gilmour asks that you not get your hopes up. “Without [Richard Wright], it’s kind of impossible,” Gilmour said. Wright, who died in 2008, performs on most of of the album, which is largely instrumental in nature. Gilmour also dismissed any notion of him performing with Roger Waters again. “He is very used to being the sole power behind his career,” Gilmour said. “The thought of him coming into something that has any form of democracy to it, he just wouldn’t be good at that.”