David Gilmour sings Purple Rain
Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour honored Prince during a show this weekend when he performed a mashup of the band’s beloved tune “Comfortably Numb” and Prince’s “Purple Rain” at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night. As he played the first chords of the late icon’s song, the stage lights turned from green to purple, and the crowd went wild.
Gilmour has been on a solo tour supporting his album Rattle That Lock, but the show was a benefit to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Gilmour is just the latest star to honor Prince, who died Thursday at 57, with moving covers of his most beloved songs. Artists like LCD Soundsystem and Usher paid tribute to him at Coachella, Bruce Springsteen covered “Purple Rain” at his Barclays Center show, and dozens more sang his songs on stage.
See Gilmour’s fantastic mashup below.