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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

I've just had an email from Roger telling me that he's doing a few extra shows, one of which will be in Zürich, on the 7th. We could see him twice.






ok so it wasn't directly from Roger.....
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

Great album but it would feel like watching a covers band ... I know Waters wrote most of it - but I don't want to hear anyone but Gilmour playing those guitar solos. Live 8 was stunning - would love it if they patched it up.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

I remember watching Live 8 five years ago, not keeping up with the news, and wondering "Who's the old fart they've got to do bass" when I recognized Roger Waters from the photo in 20 Minuten when he was last here!

I was beside myself in joy but my wife and children were out of country on holiday so I had to make do with dancing with my dog, who was non-plussed (not a big fan)

Saw PF first in 1974 in Newcastle, doing DSOTM and WYWH, then Knebworth in '75 and Wembly Arena in '77 (never saw them do the wall, regretfully) and have been a bit of a follower of them since then

Now if they had Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell on as well, like the Berlin presentation of the wall, then maybe I WOULD pay 300 stutz for it....
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Now if they had Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell on as well, like the Berlin presentation of the wall, then maybe I WOULD pay 300 stutz for it....
If they ever repeated the Berlin version I would readily pay a considerable sum to see it.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

According to Wiki, the Berlin do, even with a quarter of a million paying punters and being broadcasted to 52 countries (including the UK where I watched it) only just made money - the profits were supposed to go to charity, but there weren't any.

Nick Mason in his book Inside Out said the original Wall tour would have been economically viable if they had played to stadiums (50-100,000 people) but instead they used smaller, "more intimate" venues - and it lost them all a packet apparently (except Rick Wright who had been sacked and kept on on a salary, the only one who actually made any money - the three other band members made a loss on the whole thing).

So, here's our Roger playing Hallonstadion (max capacity 13,000) - I don't think it's going to be a big expensive show - just an outrageous ticket price.

As Johnyhoar says, just a cover band with the somewhat shaky voice of Mr. Waters.

Besides, the tickets are all sold out so it's just sour grapes on my part anyway.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

David Gilmour is to join Roger Waters to perform 'Comfortably Numb' at one venue. Which one, is being kept a surprise. Is this a ploy to boost ticket sales or am I an old cynic?

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David Gilmour is to join Roger Waters to perform 'Comfortably Numb' at one venue. Which one, is being kept a surprise. Is this a ploy to boost ticket sales or am I an old cynic?
.......Yes.
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dammit , now I have to go to every single concert....
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

Three years ago I bought a second hand B&O TV on Ebay. The TV was advertised as having no sound. I bought it for £15 for the B&O Remote Control.
When I went to collect the TV in Kensington; Roger Waters opened the door.
He carried the TV to my car and asked me where I lived. He told me that he had a friend a mile from where I lived that he visited regularly and would have dropped it round my house.
The funny thing was that he is so careful with his money that he said that when he doesn't get a high enough price for an item on e-bay he gets his secretary to put a really high bid in to win the item and then has a dispute so that he doesn't have to pay the E-bay fees.
I didn't tell him I knew who he was as I would hate it if I was in his position. I should have asked him for a signed receipt for the sale of the TV and perhaps could have sold that on E-bay and got my money back for the B&O remote.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

I saw Pink Floyd in the late 80s (Momemtary lapse of Reason, Wembly Stadium) and loved it. Never followed Roger Water's solo career.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

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Never followed Roger Water's solo career.

Neither did anyone else (bitchy) As our Rog remarked, he was doing empty school halls while the rest of PF were filling stadiums in the same town ("Playing MY songs" well it least they could sing and play them well, not just write them). As a life-long (since 1973) PF fan, I listened to "the final cut" once and threw the tape away (actually it's probably in some drawer somewhere), but again to quote Nick Masons' book, it's was full of stuff that they had recorded before that wasn't good enough to go in the wall album.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

Saw Pink Floyd 1994 in Köln, Müngersdorfer Stadion.

Guess this will be the last chance to see something close to it for the last time.
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Saw Pink Floyd 1994 in Köln, Müngersdorfer Stadion.

Guess this will be the last chance to see something close to it for the last time.
Sadly I don't think this will be the case. It's not Floyd reincarnated, it's one album that is Roger Waters' solo diatribe of losing his dad and he took over full writing control on. It's not even the best thing they ever did, but one that RW has full copyright(at least for the lyrics).

But the rest of their stuff, after the pyschedelic Syd Barret era (and trying to forget Atom Heart Mother, which as David Gilmour remarked was pretentious rubbish), Valley Obscured By Clouds, Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here (Animals a bit of a disappointment) and the three of them doing Momentary Lapse of Reason and Division Bell - that's Pink Floyd.
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

Hope never dies... I didnt like Division Bell that much already back then.

But they gave a good show with Dogs of war.

BTW, I really like Dogs with Doyle Bramhall.
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friendly wagers on which venue? i would be surprise if it weren't a london show. berlin maybe but wouldn't that be overplaying it a bit there?

are they playing in pompeii? that would rock!
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

Entire concert footage (about 30 minutes)of Roger Waters and David Gilmour reunion for charity last month: http://vimeo.com/14176408

Donations to charity appreciated
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Re: The Wall, 30th Anniversary tour, Zurich 2011.

Extra Zürich concert date just announced, now there's also a concert Friday, June 24, 2011. I'm sure the stage hands will thoroughly enjoy building the show up, tearing it down during the show's performance, then breaking it down again for a week and then repeating 2 weeks later.

Pre-sale starts exactly now, 18:00 August 30, 2010 for those who have pre-registered their interest on the http://www.rogerwaters.com website.
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are they playing in pompeii? that would rock!
That would be a show not to miss!!!
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Extra Zürich concert date just announced, now there's also a concert Friday, June 24, 2011. I'm sure the stage hands will thoroughly enjoy building the show up, tearing it down during the show's performance, then breaking it down again for a week and then repeating 2 weeks later.

Pre-sale starts exactly now, 18:00 August 30, 2010 for those who have pre-registered their interest on the http://www.rogerwaters.com website.
I have the offer of tickets from the website but decided it is not worth the cost
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Yeah, me too, but I am considering going to the show in Budapest. I could go to the dentist at the same time!
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