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On April 12th Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd, announced that he will be doing a 36 date tour of North America and will be performing The Wall in it’s entirety to celebrate the 30 anniversary of the album’s release.
Here is what Waters had to say about it:
“Thirty years ago when I was kind of an angry and not very young lad, I found myself driven into defensive positions because I was scared of stuff, and I’ve come to realize that in that personal story, maybe somewhere hidden in there exists an allegory for more general and universal themes, political and social themes,” he said. “It’s really for that reason that I decided that I’d try and create a new performance of this piece using a lot of the same things that we did all those years ago.”"Projection systems now are completely different from what they were then, which means that I would be able to project over the entire 250-foot expanse of the wall … which we couldn’t do in those days,” he said
So yes, he will be doing a huge 250 foot long and 25 foot high wall that will be constructed, and torn down, on stage during the show. Pink Floyd did that same thing almost 30 years ago on The Wall tour but it ended up only happening for the first couple dates of the tour. They said it was basically too hard and too expensive to pull off every night. But now Waters is going to do it for this tour.
I can’t wait for this one. I’ll be going to Columbus on October 22nd to see this live. Even though I’m more of a David Gilmour fan than Roger Waters, this will basically be probably my one any only chance to see “Pink Floyd” live in concert.
Here is a video of Roger Waters doing Comfortably Numb from The Wall Live in Berlin in 1990. Even this video is amazing. I can’t imagine how much cooler it’s going to be with the technology that they will be able to use 20 years after that video was made.
Complete tour dates can be found at http://tour.rogerwaters.com/tour/.
Tickets go on sale May 10th.