In addition to announcing the reissue of their entire back catalog, the surviving three members of Pink Floyd reunited in London on Thursday, May 12 for their second onstage performance together in 30 years.
Roger Waters and David Gilmour performed “Comfortably Numb” before joining up with Nick Mason for “Outside the Wall.” According to Waters, Mason was backstage “by a strange and extraordinarily happy coincidence.”
The reunion was reportedly Gilmour’s returning of a favor after Waters played a benefit concert with him in Oxfordwhire, UK. Gilmour’s website made it clear that the reunion was “most definitely a one-off; David is not repeating his special guest performance at a later occasion.”
The last Pink Floyd show was at Live 8 in 2005. When recently asked about the possibility, Mason said:
“There are absolutely no plans. But Live 8 was fantastic. We did something for other people, but we also proved that we could all work together again. I’m really pleased that my children saw that. I would have thought that could be regenerated at some time. So I live in hope – but that’s no reason to put it out on Twitter that ‘Nick Says Band to Re-form!’”
See the band perform below.