'The Endless River' will be their first album since 'The Division Bell' released in 1994. Eventually, Polly Samson, Dave Gilmour's wife was the first to reveal the news on Twitter. "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called The Endless River. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful." During the past weekend her tweet was shared thousands of times, however , the news were official today.
Indeed, The Endless River is based on recordings during the Division Bell sessions from 1993-1994. Pink Floyd touring singer Durga McBroom-Hudson advocated Polly's tweet when on Sunday she gave more details through her Facebook page. Durga stated that it was a side project featuring Richard Wright, Dave Gilmour and Nick Manson. She proudly announced that the tracks were originally instrumental, but she recorded a few vocals in the end. On the other hand, during the recordings of the Division, Roger Waters wasn't a member of the band, thus, the idea of being part of the new album is ambiguous. Currently, The Endless River is still a work in progress. Check out more Endless River facts in Ultimate Classic Rock.
Additionally, Pink Floyd released the 20th anniversary box set of The Division Bell in June 30, 2014 celebrating the last studio album recorded by Pink Floyd with Gilmour, Manson and Wright on it. The Division Bell topped the number one charts in the U.K. and the U.S. Also, the track "Marooned" notched a Grammy Award.
At the moment, there are no scheduled tour dates in 2014. Nevertheless, The Pink Floyd Exhibition will be staged in Milan in September 2014. The exhibition 'Their Mortal Remains' will be a multi-sensory surreal journey through the lives of Pink Floyd and their extraordinary worlds. The exhibition will showcase art and music from their first album 'The Pipers at the Gates of dawn' to the present. Tickets and more information may be found at the event official website http://www.pinkfloydexhibition.com/