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Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original release of The Wall with a monumental tour featuring a full band and a newly-mounted state-of-the-art production of his epochal masterpiece of alienation and transformation performed in its entirety.
Up-to-date details on Roger Waters' The Wall Tour, and more, may be found on the artist's newly relaunched and redesigned website, http://www.rogerwaters.com. Waters is personally involved with the site and will be communicating with fans through it.
The Wall has been previously performed live in its entirety by Waters just 31 times including Pink Floyd's 1980-81 tour in support of the album. A spectacular Roger Waters solo staging and performance of the rock opera in July 1990, celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall, drew nearly a half million fans to the Potsdamer Platz.
Roger Waters' The Wall North American Tour, produced by Live Nation, will open September 15th in Toronto and runs through December 13th at the Anaheim Honda Center (please see full itinerary following).
The New York Times (March 2nd, 1980) declared that "The Wall show remains a milestone in rock history, it will be the touchstone against which all future rock spectacles must be measured."
Originally released in November 1979, The Wall was America's top-selling album of 1980, is one of the top-selling double albums of all time, and is still in the US Top 5 best-selling albums of all time. The Wall was made into a metaphorical musical film, directed by Alan Parker with screenplay by Roger Waters, in 1982.
One of the most profoundly influential albums in the history of recorded music, The Wall continues to affect pop culture while resonating with generations of music fans.
Roger Waters' The Wall North American Tour Itinerary (find tickets here):
15 - Toronto - Air Canada Centre
20 - Chicago - United Center
21 - Chicago - United Center
26 - Pittsburgh - Consol Energy Center
28 - Cleveland - Quicken Loans Arena
30 - Boston - TD Garden
5 - New York - Madison Square Garden
8 - Buffalo - HSBC Arena
10 - Washington DC - Verizon Center
12 - Uniondale - Nassau Coliseum
15 - Hartford - XL Center
17 - Ottawa - ScotiaBank Place
19 - Montreal - Bell Centre
22 - Columbus - Schottenstein Center
24 - Detroit - Palace of Auburn Hills
26 - Omaha - Qwest Center
27 - St Paul - Xcel Energy Center
29 - St. Louis - Scottrade Center
30 - Kansas City - Sprint Center
3 - New York - Izod Center
8 - Philadelphia - Wachovia Center
9 - Philadelphia - Wachovia Center
13 - Fort Lauderdale - Bank Atlantic Center
16 - Tampa - St. Pete Times Forum
18 - Atlanta - Philips Arena
20 - Houston - Toyota Center
21 - Dallas - American Airlines Center
23 - Denver - Pepsi Center
26 - Las Vegas - MGM Grand Garden Arena
27 - Phoenix - US Airways Center
29 - Los Angeles - The Forum
6 - San Jose - HP Pavilion
10 - Vancouver - General Motors Place
11 - Tacoma - Tacoma Dome
13 - Anaheim - Honda Center