After a few days of heavy speculation and rampant rumor, it's official: Pink Floyd will return in October with their first studio album since 1994.
On Monday, Pink Floyd's label Columbia Records indeed confirmed those rumors with the following statement: "Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album 'The Endless River' in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 'Division Bell' sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer."
Rumors of the new Pink Floyd album began flying around on Saturday after Polly Samson, the wife of singer/guitarist David Gilmour, casually tweeted "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swan song and very beautiful."
Furthermore, long-tenured Floyd backing vocalist Durga McBroom - Hudson added fuel to the fire by posting on her Facebook page, "Yes. There is a new Pink Floyd album coming out."
Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright died of cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.
There has been no mention by either Pink Floyd or Columbia Records if singer/bassist Roger Waters will join his former mates on The Endless River. Waters left the group over creative differences in 1985, although he and Gilmour seem to have reconciled since, as Gilmour made an appearance on Waters recent "The Wall" tour.