Late last week, Pink Floyd‘s social media pages announced a one-night-only screening of the rock band’s 1989 Delicate Sound Of Thunder concert film to take place in movie cinemas around the world. The excitement didn’t last very long, however, as less than 24 hours later, the band shared another post stating the one-night-only screenings planned for October 15th would be postponed.
The announcement initially shared to the band’s pages on Thursday reads, “We are thrilled to announce that ‘Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder’ will come to cinemas for the first time on 15 Oct. Experience the restored and re-edited film in your local cinema. Tickets on sale 27 Aug.” By the next morning, the band had already confirmed that the screenings are being pushed back to a later date, likely due to the fact that many indoor movie theaters around in many countries remain closed due to COVID-19. A statement shared on Friday morning didn’t offer much detail in terms of when the film might actually air, as fans were only presented with “More details to follow.”
The concert film highlights Pink Floyd’s run of shows at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York in August 1988 during the band’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour, along with additional footage from shows at the Place d’Armes of the Château de Versailles in France in June 1988. The 17-song concert film was nominated for “Best Long Form Music Video” at the 1990 Grammy Awards.
A website dedicated to the film screening is still active for informational email sign-ups but doesn’t offer details as to when or where the global theatrical event will take place.
The band and its former members have remained active during the ongoing shutdown of live events since March. The band launched a weekly YouTube concert series of unseen, rare, and archived vault material for free back in April, which included their Live at Pompeii 1972 documentary/concert film. Just last month guitarist/singer David Gilmour released his first new single since 2015 with “Yes, I Have Ghosts”. Former bassist Roger Waters also recently released his Us + Them 2019 concert film to digital services.
We are thrilled to announce that Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder will come to cinemas for the first time on 15 Oct. Experience the restored and re-edited film in your local cinema. Tickets on sale 27 Aug.
Visit https://t.co/g1xnkU6JbN for further info. pic.twitter.com/rKoBfiAXd8
— Pink Floyd (@pinkfloyd) August 20, 2020
UPDATE – The cinema release of Delicate Sound of Thunder will be postponed. More details to follow.
— Pink Floyd (@pinkfloyd) August 21, 2020