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6 March 2006
David Gilmour released a solo album, On An Island, in the UK (and a day later in the US). The album featured guest musicians including Richard Wright, Phil Manzanera, Guy Pratt, Jon Carin, Robert Wyatt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and original Pink Floyd guitarist Rado 'Bob' Klose, among others. Polly Samson contributed to writing lyrics on the album.

10 March 2006
David Gilmour's On An Island tour began in Dortmund, Germany. The tour included Europe, the United States, and the UK, with three nights at London's Royal Albert Hall, where special guests included David Bowie and Nick Mason.

2 June 2006
Roger Waters' The Dark Side Of The Moon tour began in Lisbon, Portugal. The 21-date pan-European tour, which concluded on 16 July at the 'Moon & Stars Festival' in Locarno, Switzerland, also saw Waters perform on 22 June at Latrun, Israel — a village of Israeli-Palestinian co-existence.

7 July 2006
Roger 'Syd' Barrett died at home in Cambridge. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

6 September 2006
Roger Waters' The Dark Side Of The Moon tour continued in North America at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey. The 20-date tour, which concluded on 12 October at the Key Arena, Seattle, also saw Nick Mason join Waters on stage for three shows at the Hollywood Bowl.