Pink Floyd's Roger Waters reconstructs his classic Wall for 2011 World tour
Posted: 27th May 2010
I believe we have at least a chance to aspire to something better than the dog eat dog ritual slaughter that is our current response to our institutionalized fear of each other - Roger Waters 2010
One of the most important rock stage-productions is to be performed in its entirety once more, as part of a world tour. "The Wall", originally released and realized in 1979 by Pink Floyd, will be given a massive technological and political make-over by Roger Waters in what is sure to be THE event of the rock-music calendar.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 4th June and Waters has confirmed a handful of UK and Ireland dates divided between London, Manchester and Dublin. The O2 Arena will host three shows on 11th, 12th and 17th May 2011, with Manchester's MEN Arena taking over on 20th and 21st May and finally Dublin's O2 Arena on 23rd May. Looking at the dates, one could surmise extras 'may' be added depending on demand, which is likely to be a sell-out.
It is the first time in 30 years that "The Wall" has appeared in London and although the original concept of the album was a commentary on freedom and liberty, not much has changed globally and Waters feels the time is right to re-stage it all again. One of the big changes includes a 240-foot projection on the stage as well as crashing planes and massive scary inflatable puppets.
Brick-by-brick, song-by-song, Waters and his band comprising Dave Kilminster and Snowy White, will bring the entire spectacle to as many territories as possible over the next year or so. The tour begins in Canada in September and, at present, ends in Germany on 18th June 2011. Original illustrator, Gerald Scarfe, will be consulting with Roger for the project.
Tip: Get that credit card bill paid asap - you'll need it on the 4th June!