Here’s a rare sliver of positive news during this whole COVID-19 thing. Pink Floyd are launching a free YouTube series of archived material.
The legendary progressive rock group have followed the lead of fellow icons Radiohead and Metallica. Various footage of concerts and other rare or unseen gems will stream via their channel over the next few weeks.
Pink Floyd will stream archived material on their YouTube channel over the next few weeks, completely free. Their 1995 concert film, Pulse, will kick off the initiative.
Pink Floyd gave a statement to fans on Facebook, outlining their plans to keep people occupied.
“We’d like to wish you all the best, and hope that you and your families are staying safe and well in these difficult times,” the statement reads. “With many people confined to home, we will continue to post as normal to hopefully give you some interesting and diverting images, music and video to help us all get through this.”
The first instalment will be Pink Floyd’s 1995 concert film, Pulse. The film includes footage from their Division Bell tour and 14-night residency at the famous (and now demolished) Earl’s Court. It also captures the very first full performance of The Dark Side of the Moon and has been digitally remastered by James Guthrie.
At this stage, you can line up a schedule of live concerts every week. Pink Floyd intend to stream one concert every Friday. Meanwhile, Radiohead have locked down Thursday, and Metallica kicked off their Metallica Monday series in late March.
If your sleeping patterns have been adequately messed with during quarantine, you can catch the stream of Pulse at 2:00 am AEST on Saturday, April 18.