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    Grumpy Old Man Music Head's Avatar
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    Default Roger Waters News

    from spinner

    It's been 30 years since Pink Floyd released 'The Wall' and founding member Roger Waters has performed it 31 times since then. He's looking to more than double that number this year as he celebrates the album's big anniversary by launching a massive North American tour, during which he'll perform 'The Wall' in its entirety, backed by a full band and state-of-the-art production that's suitable for, well, Pink Floyd.

    "30 Years ago when I wrote 'The Wall' I was a frightened young man," Waters tells Spinner. "Well, not that young -- I was 36 years old. It took me a long time to get over my fears. Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with it's concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, whatever! All these issues and 'isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life."

    "This new production of 'The Wall' is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years."

    The album's principal songwriter, Waters first took the rock opera on the road for Pink Floyd's 1980-1981 tour in support of its release. Nearly a decade later, in July of 1990, Waters staged a moving and meaningful solo performance of 'The Wall,' to celebrate the actual fall of the Berlin Wall. Nearly half a million fans showed up for that one.

    The album itself remains one of the Top 5 best selling albums of all time in the U.S. -- discovering it, along with the movie of the same name, has become something of a rite of passage for American teenagers, year after year. That's not going to change ... even after they find out that their parents scored tickets for this but hired the babysitter for the night.

    Roger Waters' 'The Wall' North American Tour Itinerary:

    September 15: Toronto -- Air Canada Centre
    September 20: Chicago -- United Center
    September 21: Chicago -- United Center
    September 26: Pittsburgh -- Consol Energy Center
    September 28: Cleveland -- Quicken Loans Arena
    September 30: Boston -- TD Garden
    October 5: New York -- Madison Square Garden
    October 8: Buffalo -- HSBC Arena
    October 10: Washington DC -- Verizon Center
    October 12: Uniondale -- Nassau Coliseum
    October 15: Hartford -- XL Center
    October 17: Ottawa -- ScotiaBank Place
    October 19: Montreal -- Bell Centre
    October 22: Columbus -- Schottenstein Center
    October 24: Detroit -- Palace of Auburn Hills
    October 26: Omaha -- Qwest Center
    October 27: St Paul -- Xcel Energy Center
    October 29: St. Louis -- Scottrade Center
    October 30: Kansas City -- Sprint Center
    November 3: New York -- Izod Center
    November 8: Philadelphia -- Wachovia Center
    November 9: Philadelphia -- Wachovia Center
    November 13: Fort Lauderdale -- Bank Atlantic Center
    November 16: Tampa -- St. Pete Times Forum
    November 18: Atlanta -- Philips Arena
    November 20: Houston -- Toyota Center
    November 21: Dallas -- American Airlines Center
    November 23: Denver -- Pepsi Center
    November 26: Las Vegas -- MGM Grand Garden Arena
    November 27: Phoenix -- US Airways Center
    November 29: Los Angeles -- The Forum
    December 6: San Jose -- HP Pavilion
    December 10: Vancouver -- General Motors Place
    December 11: Tacoma -- Tacoma Dome
    December 13: Anaheim -- Honda Center
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    Serial Under Achiever Tiggi's Avatar
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    ^ Already on the radar, but thanks anyway Ed.

    I had a phone call from a great friend from Wales last night to tip me off that he has a new website launched today, and that there would be a tour announcement. Nothing about Europe yet, but I'm waiting...

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