ROGER WATERS MAKES HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO IRELAND IN 2013 WITH HIS EXTRAORDINARY AURAL AND VISUAL MASTERPIECE: “THE WALL”
Tickets Onsale Friday 16th November 9.00am.
“The Wall Live is flawless. Everyone should see it once before they die.”- Philadelphia Inquirer
“The work resonates even more strongly than before” - The Independent
“The Wall is a triumph of scale and ambition…. the pinnacle of rock achievement” The Times, London“It is impossible not to be impressed with this show as a sensory experience” - The Guardian
For Immediate Release November 9th - 9am: Roger Waters, the co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, has announced the return of the historic production of “The Wall” to Ireland in 2013 as part of a massive European stadium tour. “The Wall” live has played around the world to more than 3.3 million fans making it one of the most successful tours in rock history.
The 2013 tour will consist of 18 open air/stadium shows, to include such iconic venues as Wembley Stadium, Rome Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam Arena and Berlin Olympic Stadium, etc., as well as two Oslo Telenor Arenas. Tickets for The Wall, Aviva Stadium, September 18th go on-sale Friday 16th November at 9am.
For these large open air stadiums, Roger Waters has re-designed and scaled up The Wall show to create the ultimate stadium event, bringing The Wall experience even closer to fans wherever they are sitting and making the production even more encompassing in large venues.
Roger Waters says, “I’m extremely glad to be playing The Wall in Europe again. It’s going to be a lot of fun for all of us. 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. I’ve had to rethink the whole thing about stadiums. This wide wall 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.”
Waters’ first reinvented his iconic stage production of “The Wall” in 2010 utilizing modern day technological advances and special effects which have been embraced by audiences around the globe with countless sold out performances and multiple-night stands including a record-breaking 9 sold out shows at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “The Wall” remains one of the most influential albums in the history of recorded music with a profound effect on pop culture, resonating with multiple generations of music fans.
Prior to 2010, “The Wall” show was simply too large to contemplate a tour, but new arenas and advances in touring technology have solved that dilemma. Waters has updated the look and feel of the show to ensure it matches the astonishing theatrical extravaganza that The Wall’s live incarnation became so legendary for - thus allowing yet another generation to be inspired by the grandeur of the breath taking visual and aural spectacle. The 1980 original production of the “The Wall” had been performed live-in-its-entirety just 29 times during Pink Floyd’s 1980 tour in support of the album and once in Berlin in celebration of the fall of the Berlin wall.
Roger Waters will be talking about the tour via a special web cast on RogerWaters.com and Facebook.com/rogerwaters on Thursday 15th November from 12:30pm Irish time, when more dates will be announced.
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