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Dave Gilmour made a surprise appearance during a concert by the U.K. indie rock act Bombay Bicycle Club on Saturday night at London’s Earls Court Arena, NME.com reports. The show was the last gig to take place at the storied venue before it’s demolished — a venue that holds a unique place in Pink Floyd history as the site of several of their landmark performances.
Gilmour was introduced to the stage by Bombay Bicycle Club guitarist Jamie MacColl. “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,” MacColl said.
Gilmour then played lap-steel guitar with the band on their tune “Rinse Me Down,” and later performed a version of the Pink Floyd classic “Wish You Were Here” on an acoustic guitar.
Though they’re just one of many famous rock acts that performed at Earls Court Arena over the years, Pink Floyd’s appearances at the venue included two sold-out shows during its 1973 Dark Side of the Moon tour, as well as a series of historic 1981 gigs in support of The Wall. The latter performances were the last ones to feature Pink Floyd’s classic 1970s lineup until the group’s one-off reunion at the Live 8 concert in 2005.