David Gilmour returned to ancient Italian city’s millennia-old amphitheatre in Pompeii in 2016 for a brilliant two-night stand almost 50 years after Pink Floyd played before an audience of ghosts in the empty amphitheatre. The amphitheatre was once razed and buried by the volcano Vesuvius. Gilmour’s performance featured songs from his recent solo LP, Rattle That Lock, and a selection of Pink Floyd classics playing for only a couple thousand concertgoers. The show was complete with pyrotechnics and circular projection screen and it was the first time an audience had watched any performance in the amphitheatre since Roman times. This performance was all part of Gilmour’s vision to create out-of-this-world experiences for his fans and the pressure was heavy as he had a unique history there. Before the show, Gilmour stated that the one original Pompeii song he absolutely would not perform was “Echoes,” as their band’s late keyboardist, Rick Wright, would be the only one willing to complete the song and instead included tributes to Wright, who played in Gilmour’s solo band in 2006, in the set.