sabato 12 marzo 2011

The Wall tour, Roger Waters torna anche in Italia: da non perdere!

Roger's Last Tour

I'm not as young as I used to be. I'm not like B.B. King, or Muddy Waters," the 66-year-old said. "My friend Eric Clapton ... he'll be playing guitar and he'll be on stage 'til the day he dies, because that's what he does."
"I'm not a great vocalist or a great instrumentalist or whatever, but I still have the fire in my belly, and I have something to say," he continued. "I have a swan song in me and I think this will probably be it."

On the subject of the reunion in 2005, he reflects on the importance of the "symbiosis between the four band members, in which I call the golden years of the band, all we contributed, the combination of the four 
separated talents was something very very special”.

However, he has thought about the possible obsticle to another reunion. “The problem is this one: during 20 years [Pink Floyd] has been [David Gilmour's] baby, for that reason he is so obstinate. If we reunited for any 
reason, I would be delighted to do it. Not a single show, but a series of events that we could do. It would be very satisfactory for me... but I do not believe that Dave wants to do it.”

He noted that he holds rich memories from Mexico, when he was there in 2002.“Fans did something amazing the last time that I was there. As an encore I played 'Flickering Flame', and something happened that I'd 
never seen before: 30 thousand people igniting and extinguishing its lighters to the sound of a song that they'd never heard.

“That was fabulous, absolutely fabulous. I have never seen it in any other city of the world. I hope that they do it again”, he said, smiling.

Roger Waters 2011 tour setlist

Official set list
"In the Flesh?" "The Thin Ice" "Another Brick in the Wall "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" "Another Brick in the Wall: Part 2" "Mother""Goodbye Blue Sky" "Empty Spaces" "Young Lust"   "One of My Turns" "Don't 
Leave Me Now" "Another Brick in the Wall: Part 3" "Goodbye Cruel World" "Hey You" "Is There Anybody Out There?" "Nobody Home""Vera" "Bring the Boys Back Home""Comfortably Numb"

This list is subject to change per any show and has not been confirmed by Roger's management.

Roger Explains why now.
"I recently came across this quote of mine from 22 years ago: ” 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.”

- Roger Waters, 2010

A new poem? A new Song? A Plea to reunite the band?
In a Press release recently announcing the relocation of Roger's show in Israel, 
Roger submitted a poem that he written inspired by watching The Bands Last 
Waltz. Its a wonderful piece, and to us its plain as day what it means, but we do 
not think for you.
A few weeks ago I watched again Martin Scorsese's film which documented 
the last concert by The Band and I was inspired to write a few words i see 

The Last Waltz

I just want that thing
When voices join in harmony
And in that fleeting moment,
Meaning coalesces on the ear,
All dark, dissolving, clouds the alleyways no more
And fresh bread scent of home pervades the air

No sandal soles

In dust of broken homes

Nor callused toes peep bloody from the garment hem,
And all the big parades
And shock and awe
And swagger on the carrier decks and medals
Jangle helpless in the face of what is fair

I just want that thing
When friends draw in, some living some begone,
Some brittle, none forgotten
All beloved everyone.

Then dash the glass into the fire
Then well up unashamed my heart
Beyond the reach of fear
Of faith, blind, bigoted and drear

And then across the great divide
Rise men and women unafraid
To dash in loss their bracelets at the wall,
And hearing them
Hope holds me in its thrall.

I just want that thing
When empathy prevails
When man evolves beyond the crass
And reason comes of age
When dogma, cant, and witchcraft
All are banished to the past
When voices join in harmony at last.

All are banished to the past
When voices join in harmony at last.

Roger Waters

Rogers touring band

Robbie Wyckoff - Vocals
Graham Broad - drums

Snowy White - guitar

G.E Smith - Guitar
Jon Carin - Keyboards

Harry Waters - Keyboards
Mark-Venice - vocals
Kipp-Venice - vocals
Michael Lennon - vocals

Roger has said a few other musicians are a 
possibility, stay tuned!

Tour Info

The eagerly-awaited Roger Waters concert tour will combine an evening's worth 
of music --comprised of two sets plus encores-- with state-of-the-art staging, 
lighting and sound.

The Set will consist of Roger Waters and full band performing "The Wall," one of 
the defining works of rock music history, from start-to-finish. Waters last performed 
"The Wall" live in America with Pink Floyd more than 30 years ago.

The Roger Waters concerts will utilize elaborate large-scale video projections and 
theatrical staging to underscore and accentuate the power of the music which is 
delivered via a state-of-the-art 3600 quadraphonic sound system immersing the 
audience in a 3-dimensional hyperworld.

The appearance will be a state-of-the art affair, featuring a 240-foot-wide and 
35-foot-tall Wall complete and after broken down during the concerts. Other 
backdrop and appropriate furnishings are accepted to be allotment of the 
appearance as well.

Album illustrator Gerald Scarfe, who worked on the tour and 1982 film, is 
providing new art and redesigning puppets and inflatable objects.

Roger Waters
Roger Waters

North American Tour
» 9/15/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 9/16/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre (Date added)
» 9/18/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre (Date added)
» 9/20/10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 9/21/10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 9/23/10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center (Date added)
» 9/24/10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center (Date added)
» 9/26/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
» 9/28/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
» 9/30/10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» 10/1/10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden (Date added)
» 10/3/10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden (Date added)
» 10/5/10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» 10/6/10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (Date added)
» 10/8/10 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
» 10/10/10 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» 10/12/10 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
» 10/13/10 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum (Date added)
» 10/15 /10- Hartford, CT @ XL Center
» 10/17/10 – Ottawa, ON @ ScotiaBank Place
» 10/19/10 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» 10/20/10 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre (Date added)
» 10/22/10 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
» 10/24/10 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
» 10/26/10 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
» 10/27/10 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
» 10/29/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
» 10/30/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» 11/3/10 – New York, NY @ Izod Center
» 11/4/10 – New York, NY @ Izod Center (Date added)
» 11/6/10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (Date added)
» 11/8/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
» 11/9/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
» 11/11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center (Date added)
» 11/13/10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
» 11/14/10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center (Date added)
» 11/16/10 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
» 11/18/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» 11/20/10 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 11/21/10 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» 11/23/10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
» 11/26/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
» 11/27/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
» 11/29/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center (Venue change)
» 11/30/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center (Date added)
» 12/3/10 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena (Date added)
» 12/5/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center (Date added)
» 12/7/10 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion (Date changed)
» 12/8/10 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion (Date added)
» 12/10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
» 12/11/10 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
» 12/13/10 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» 12/14/10 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center (Date added)
» 12/18/10 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio Deportes (Date added)
» 12/19/10 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio Deportes (Date added)
» 12/21/10 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio Deportes (Date added)

European Tour
» 3/21/11 – Atlantico Pavilion – Lisbon, PT
» 3/22/11 – Atlantico Pavilion – Lisbon, PT (Date added)
» 3/25/11 – Palacio de Deportes – Madrid, ES
» 3/26/11 – Palacio de Deportes – Madrid, ES (Date added)
» 3/29/11 – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, ES
» 3/30/11 – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, ES (Date added)
» 4/1/11 – Mediolanumforum – Milan, IT
» 4/2/11 – Mediolanumforum – Milan, IT
» 4/4/11 – Mediolanumforum – Milan, IT (Date added)
» 4/5/11 – Mediolanumforum – Milan, IT (Date added)
» 4/8/11 – Gelredome – Arnhem, NL
» 4/9/11 – Gelredome – Arnhem, NL (Date added)
» 4/11/11 – Gelredome – Arnhem, NL (Date added)
» 4/13/11 – Arena Zagreb – Zagreb, HR (Date added)
» 4/15/11 – O2 Arena – Prague, CZ
» 4/16/11 – O2 Arena – Prague, CZ (Date added)
» 4/18/11 – Atlas Arena – Łódź, PL
» 4/19/11 – Atlas Arena – Łódź, PL (Date added)
» 4/23/11 – Olympiski – Moscow, RU
» 4/25/11 – SKK Arena – St. Petersburg, RU
» 4/27/11 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, FI
» 4/28/11 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, FI (Date added)
» 4/30/11 – Telenor – Oslo, NO
» 5/1/11 – Telenor – Oslo, NO (Date added)
» 5/4/11 – Ericsson Globe – Stockholm, SE
» 5/5/11 – Ericsson Globe – Stockholm, SE (Date added)
» 5/7/11 – Parken – Copenhagen, DK
» 5/11/11 – O2 Arena – London, UK
» 5/12/11 – O2 Arena – London, UK
» 5/14/11 – O2 Arena – London, UK (Date added)
» 5/15/11 – O2 Arena – London, UK (Date added)
» 5/17/11 – O2 Arena – London, UK
» 5/18/11 – O2 Arena – London, UK (Date added)
» 5/20/11 – Manchester Evening News Arena – Manchester, UK
» 5/21/11 – Manchester Evening News Arena – Manchester, UK
» 5/23/11 – O2 Arena – Dublin, IE
» 5/24/11 – O2 Arena – Dublin, IE (Date added)
» 5/27/11 – Sportspaleis – Antwerp, BE
» 5/28/11 – Sportspaleis – Antwerp, BE (Date added)
» 5/30/11 – Bercy – Paris, FR
» 5/31/11 – Bercy – Paris, FR (Date added)
» 6/3/11 – SAP Arena – Mannheim, DE
» 6/4/11 – SAP Arena – Mannheim, DE (Date added)
» 6/6/11 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, CH
» 6/6/11 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, CH (Date added)
» 6/10/11 – O2 World – Hamburg, DE
» 6/11/11 – O2 World – Hamburg, DE (Date added)
» 6/13/11 – MCH Multiarena – Herning, DK (Date added)
» 6/15/11 – O2 Arena – Berlin, DE
» 6/16/11 – O2 Arena – Berlin, DE (Date added)
» 6/18/11 – Esprit Arena – Düsseldorf, DE
» 6/20/11 – Olympiahalle – Munich, DE (Date added)
» 6/22/11 – Papp L?szló Budapest Sportaréna – Budapest, HU (Date added)
» 6/24/11 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, CH (Date added)
» 6/25/11 – Hallenstadion – Zurich, CH (Date added)
» 6/27/11 – National Indoor Arena – West Midlands, UK (Date added)
» 6/28/11 – Manchester Evening News Arena – Manchester, UK (Date added)
» 6/29/11 – Manchester Evening News Arena – Manchester, UK CANCELLED
» 6/30/11 – Bercy – Paris, FR – (Date added)
» 7/06/11 – Mediolanum Forum – Milan, IT – (Date added)

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Giungono importanti news che profumano di storia: nel nostro Paese arriverà “The wall live“, con cuiRoger Waters riproporrà live lo storico doppio album dei Pink Floyd festeggiando il 30° anniversario. La serie di concerti in Europa prenderà il via all’Atlantico Pavillon di Lisbona il 21 marzo 2011, per poi proseguire alla volta di Madrid, Barcellona e, udite udite, Assago (Milano). Le date da segnare sul calendario sono 1, 2, 4 e 5 6 aprile  e la nuove date del 6 e 7 luglio 2011, quando si terranno i concerti al Mediolanum Forum di Assago (Milano).
Roger Waters, il genio creativo dietro il pionieristico gruppo dei Pink Floyd, porterà il suo innovativo capolavoro, The Wall, in giro per l’Europa nel 2011. È la prima volta che The Wall viene messo in scena da oltre 20 anni.
Il tour ripartirà poi per fare tappa in Olanda, Ungheria, Repubblica Ceca, Russia, Finlandia, Inghilterra, Francia e Svizzera. Il tutto si concluderà a Dusseldorf, in Germania, il 18 giugno prossimo.
Le ventotto tappe in Europa saranno caratterizzate da un nuovo allestimento scenografico e da contenuti “molto più politici che in passato”: uno schermo di oltre 85 metri di altezza rappresenterà il piatto forte per quanto riguarderà l’aspetto “visual”. Questi concerti potrebbero essere gli ultimi nella lunga carriera di Waters: “Non riesco ad immaginarmi – a 80 anni – a fare un tour da 55 date”, ha ammesso in conferenza stampa, “Adesso ne ho 66, e credo di essere arrivato ad un punto che richieda una certa cautela nell’esigere dal proprio fisico certe prestazioni. Al momento sono molto in forma e non avrò problemi a portare a termine questo, ma per raggiungere questo stato ho dovuto allenarmi con continuità, perché tournée di questo tipo sono fisicamente molto provanti”.
Roger Waters ha rilasciato delle interessanti dichiarazioni che vi riportiamo:
”La paura alza i muri”, è scritto in un graffito a Gerusalemme, il mondo è ancora pieno di muri. C’è un muro che separa i ricchi dai poveri, un muro tra il primo, il secondo e il terzo mondo, ci sono muri che dividono la gente a causa del loro credo e della loro ideologia. Il motore di “The wall” fu il ricordo di mio padre morto in guerra, ma ci sono ancora tanti papà impegnati nei conflitti, molte famiglie, soprattutto negli Usa, che hanno perso parenti in Medio Oriente e anche tante famiglie che piangono vittime civili. Oggi chi ha alle spalle una storia come la mia non scrive “The wall”, va a raccontarla nei reality show, in cerca di quindici minuti di celebrità. Si diventa famosi senza saper far nulla, non c’è più bisogno di saper recitare, cantare o che so io. Al contrario, è la totale mancanza d’immaginazione a creare il personaggio. La tv… il vero oppio dei popoli. Foraggia consumismo e propaganda. Crea dipendenza. Nonostante i social network, la gente non riesce ancora a comunicare e a scambiarsi le idee. Nazionalismo, razzismo, sessismo e religione generano le stesse paure che hanno paralizzato la mia infanzia. Oggi quando canto “Another brick in the wall” part II penso all’inutilità delle guerre. Mi chiedo, che stiamo a fare in Afghanistan? Cosa siamo andati a fare in Iraq? Tutto gira sempre intorno alla conquista, al potere, ai soldi. Dagli antichi romani a oggi, passando per l’imperio britannico. Sono perfettamente d’accordo con la teoria di “The hurt Locker” (il film Oscar di Kathryn Bigelow): la guerra è una droga”.”

Per i biglietti rimasti in Italia:clicca qui!
The Wall Live 2010 – The Trial – 9/15/2010 Toronto Air Canada Center

2 commenti:

  1. fantastico! ma c'è proprio tuttooooo

  2. che concerto stupendo. che avaro sanguisuga se lo può permettere.


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