Friday, December 31, 2010

Roger Waters: 2011 London shows of The Wall to be filmed

If you haven’t seen Roger Waters’ current touring edition of Pink Floyd's “The Wall,” you may soon be able to – from the comfort of your own home.

An update on Roger’s site has confirmed plans to capture the experience:

"Roger Waters will be filming and recording all 6 shows at The O2 Arena in London in May. For these shows, photographs are permitted but we must insist on NO Flash photography. Flash wipes out the images projected on the Wall, which are the most important part of the show. Any person who uses Flash will have their camera confiscated and could be removed from the Arena."

No official announcement has been made about a release, obviously; they have to record the shows to see what they've got before even considering saying something.

I’m sure the rumour mill will start up on this, but wouldn’t this series of shows be the ideal place for David Gilmour to join Roger for a performance of “Comfortably Numb,” as the two arranged following their ‘mini-reunion’ last summer?

The two Pink Floyd members made a deal surrounding the Hoping Foundation benefit show: if Waters would agree to perform "To Know Him Is To Love Him" at the gala, Gilmour would guest on "Comfortably Numb" at a to-be-determined show on Waters' upcoming tour.

"You could have knocked me down with a feather," Waters said. "How f*cking cool! I was blown away. How could I refuse such an offer. I couldn't, there was no way. Generosity trumped fear. And so explaining that I would probably be sh*te, but if he didn't mind I didn't, I agreed and the rest is history. We did it, and it was f*cking great. End of story. Or possibly beginning."

Roger Waters – Comfortably Numb
United Center – Chicago, IL – September 20, 2010

See also:

Pink Floyd mini-reunion video surfaces
Gilmour, Waters to reunite again
Pink Floyd mini-reunion