Roger Waters To Bring Back 'The Wall' for 30th Anniversary

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Pink Floyd’s infamous bassist is bringing back the album that caused so many mental hospital visits in 1979, The Wall. He’s bringing it back on tour after 30 years to celebrate its original release with a full production of the double album. The original tour feature a lot of theatrics, including the metaphorical, and actual, tumbling down of a huge wall of “bricks” on stage at the end of the show. The original tour, which ran from 1980-1981, was only actually played 30 times. Waters also did it again in 1990 for the historic falling of the Berlin Wall, which drew half a million people. The new show will feature the latest technology to show Pink’s descent into madness, I’m guessing there will be lasers. When asked about why Waters decided to put together this tour after a few short years when he was touring playing all of Dark Side of the Moon, he explained in a long diatribe (feel free to just scan for keywords): “What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart? “I believe this is still a supremely relevant question and the jury is out. There is a lot of commercial clutter on the net, and a lot of propaganda, but I have a sense that just beneath the surface understanding is gaining ground. We just have to keep blogging, keep twittering, keep communicating, keep sharing ideas. 30 Years ago when I wrote The Wall I was a frightened young man. 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. In some quarters, among the chattering classes, there exists a cynical view that human beings as a collective are incapable of developing more 'humane' ie, kinder, more generous, more cooperative, more empathetic relationships with one another. I disagree. “In my view it is too early in our story to leap to such a conclusion, we are after all a very young species. 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. I feel it is my responsibility as an artist to express my, albeit guarded, optimism, and encourage others to do the same. To quote the great man, " You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." In other words: Go insane all over again… The Wall Tour Dates: 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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