Roger Waters Revives 'The Wall' For Open-Air Tour

artist: Roger Waters date: 11/16/2012 category: music news
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Roger Waters Revives 'The Wall' For Open-Air Tour
Roger Waters has announced plans to tour his acclaimed "The Wall" show in 24 open-air venues for the first time next year - and promises it will be bigger and better than ever. It will be the first time he plays the show at an outdoor arena. Back in 2010, he said: "It's something I've always wanted to do outdoors theatrically. If you don't come there's something f--king wrong with you." A world tour for "The Wall" began in 2010, and according to Prog magazine Waters has performed it to over three million fans across 192 concerts. The new tour will take place at 24 outdoor venues across Europe. "I'm extremely glad to be playing "The Wall" in Europe again. I've reworked the show to play outdoors in large stadiums it's really good. Even more moving, engaging, dramatic and thrilling than the arena shows," he said. "The stadium show couldn't have been done 40 years ago. We couldn't have filled the space in a way that would have been emotionally, musically and theatrically satisfying. Technology has changed. Now we can." In other Roger Waters news, he recently revealed plans to write a brand new concept album. Details are scarce, but he said at the time, "I'm sort of obsessed with the idea that religious extremism is a maligned factor in most of our lives." "The Wall" European Tour 2013": 06/20: Werchter, Belgium 06/23: Poljud Stadium, Croatia 07/26: Euganeo Stadium, Padova, Italy 07/28: Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy 07/31: TBA, Athens, Greece 08/3: ITU Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey 08/7: Synot Tip Stadium, Czech Republic 08/9: Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany 08/11: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 08/14: Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway 08/15: Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway 08/17: Ullevi Stadium, Gothenberg, Sweden 08/20: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland 08/23: Ernst-Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria 08/25: Puskas Ferenc Stadium, Budapest, Hungary 08/28: Piata Constitutiei, Bucharest, Romania 08/30: Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria 09/1: Usce Park, Belgrade, Serbia 09/4: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany 09/6: Espritarena, Dusseldorf, Germany 09/8: Amsterdam Arena, Netherlands 09/11: Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich, Switzerland 09/14: Wembley Stadium, London, UK 09/18: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 09/21: Stade de France, Paris Will you try to attend the new shows? Have you seen it in the past, and what was it like? Let us know in the comments.
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