Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Roger Waters: The Wall 2012 North American tour dates

Roger Waters has announced the return of the historic production of "The Wall" to North America in 2012.

"The Wall" live has played more than 120 shows around the world for more than 1.6 million fans, making it one of the most successful tours of 2010.

The 2012 tour will begin on May 1st in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center, playing 36 shows across North America, including several outdoor stadium performances with state of the art modifications transforming the arena production into magnificent outdoor events.

"Thirty years ago when I wrote 'The Wall,' I was a frightened young man," Waters recalls. "In the intervening years, it occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss, with its 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."

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.

"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.

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.

Tickets for "The Wall" 2012 go on sale beginning on Monday, November 7 at LiveNation.com

Roger Waters
The Wall 2012 North American tour

05/01 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
05/03 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
05/05 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
05/07 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
05/11 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
05/13 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
05/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
05/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
05/22 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
05/24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
05/26 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
05/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
05/31 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Center
06/03 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
06/05 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
06/06 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
06/08 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
06/10 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Center
06/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
06/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
06/15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
06/16 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
06/19 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
06/21 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
06/23 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
06/25 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
06/26 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/28 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
06/29 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
07/01 – Boston, MA @ TBA
07/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
07/06 – New York, NY @ TBA
07/09 – Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center
07/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
07/12 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citzens Bank Park

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Roger Waters – Comfortably Numb
Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON – September 2010

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