Pink Floyd have announced to excited fans on their website that they are to play a farewell concert from of all places...the summit of mount Everest.
Planned for summer 2012 they will be playing some of their most beloved and popular songs from a height of some 29,000 feet above sea level, to be broadcast worldwide on international television.
"It will be tough to get all the equipment up there but John, our road manager, is adamant it can and will be done", said vocalist and lead guitarist David Gilmour.
Oxygen masks will be supplied for all members of the band including technicians and mixers as the low atmospheric pressure will make breathing somewhat difficult...let alone singing.
"I'm a bit worried about the cold", said vocalist and bass player Roger Waters, "but I'm sure if we wrap up well it should be fine"
"The climbing up there I'm more concerned about...I'm not getting any younger", he added
An attempt by the band 'The cure' to play a gig from the peak of Mont Blonc in 1992 was met with disaster when the drummer and his entire drumkit slipped off, dragging 2 members of the backing vocals with him...but this doesn't put off Gilmour,
"With all our many years experience playing in some spectacular locations this is the ultimate test, I'm looking forward to it"
Helicopters will circle the band, filming footage for a follow up DVD which the band say will be released in 2013.