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Pink Floyd scotch rumours of tour
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd reunited for the Live8 concert in July
Rock band Pink Floyd have denied reports that they are reforming for a UK tour later this year.

Guitarist Dave Gilmour said "certain sections of the media have deliberately misled fans. We are telling fans directly this is not happening".

A report in the Sunday Mirror stated that the quartet would play at least two dates at the Royal Albert Hall.

Pink Floyd performed for the first time together in 24 years at the Live 8 concert in London last July.

Acrimonious break-up

Gilmour added: "We are also asking the various parties who are fabricating these stories to desist, if only for the sake of the fans", and accused the media of "inventing quotes".

Roger Waters, one of Pink Floyd's co-founders and main lyricist, returned to the band to make the special appearance in London's Hyde Park last summer after an absence of more than 20 years.

Pink Floyd at Live 8
Their Live 8 set was considered a highlight by many

Since the late 1970s and their hugely successful album The Wall, the band suffered an acrimonious break-up and a series of legal wrangles.

Their four-song set at the global charity fund-raiser Live 8 was considered by some music fans as the highlight of the whole concert.

In November of last year, the band came together once again to be inducted into the UK's Music Hall of Fame.

The group were chosen to enter the elite group by artists, music journalists, broadcasters and industry executives.

Broadcaster and panel member Paul Gambaccini said at the time: "Pink Floyd have had at least one album in the American chart without interruption for 32 years."

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