Sunday, August 06, 2006


Dave Gilmour's planned Venice gig this weekend had to be pulled due to safety concerns.

Apparently the streets were flooded.

Oh, alright, it was a problem with the stage in St Marks' Square:

Our most sincere apologies to all those who were supposed to attend these shows this weekend," said Gilmour on Friday.

"A structural defect was discovered in the scaffolding just before the sound check this evening, which has rendered the whole stage structure unsafe."

In unrelated news, Roger Waters was detained briefly at Venice's main airport on Friday night after the contents of his pockets set security sensors wild. It was found he had a pocketful of bolts and a large spanner.