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February 12th - GRAND STAGE, SHANGHAI, CHINA Print E-mail

Shanghai Grand StageCapacity: 8,000

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: No. 1111 Caoxi Road (N), Shanghai CHINA, Zipcode: 200030.  MAP

Website: http://www.shanghai-stadium.online.sh.cn/

Tickets for this concert went on sale on January 9th, through www.livenationasia.com. Seats were priced from 280 - 1,880 yuan.

The complete song list was submitted to the Chinese authorities, and thankfully, none of his songs have been cut or even lyrically amended.

Our thanks to Hideyuki Mori for sending over the ticket scan, shown to the right, and to Steve Hinchliffe for sending in the scan of the flyer/concert poster...

Roger Waters Shanghai ticket

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: In The Flesh, Mother, Set The Controls For the Heart Of The Sun, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Southampton Dock, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Perfect Sense parts 1 and 2, Leaving Beirut, Sheep.
SECOND HALF:
Dark Side of the Moon. ENCORE: The Happiest Days Of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall (Pt 2), Vera, Bring the Boys back Home, Comfortably Numb.
shanghai concert posterWARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!

The Far Eastern leg of the show kicked off in grand style, at the Grand Stage in Shanghai.

With Roger and the band also playing in Hong Kong, fans in the area will no doubt be making the most of the rare visit from one of their favourites.

No changes to the set list, and it seems all the staging was as expected, too - nothing had been left out for the Chinese audience.

shanghai reviewThere's quite a nice review over at the Shanghaiist website, which includes a great shot of the pig in flight - showing off Roger's prowess with writing Chinese characters in spray paint!

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Stefano La Torre

I saw Roger Waters in concert last summer in Lucca, Italy (a very moving gig: my beloved Syd Barrett passed away few days earlier and on that gig Waters dedicated Wish you Were Here and the whole concert to him) and never I thought I would have seen him again in China, where I live and work.

First of all the bad points:the lip synching was obvious on a couple of songs, namely Sheep and Bring the boys back home, while the others seemed ok but still got my girlfriend questioning if this gig was for real (and I think some others in the audience had the same doubt). Also in Lucca I noticed the same thing but it's ok...I guess a lot of bands do that now after all so I wasn't bothered that much.

Also the sound quality left me a bit disappointed: during some songs the guitar was too high while on the others too low, as for the bass sound...well sometimes it was nonexistent! I also kind of missed Andy Fairweather-Low breaking guitar-solo on Money but nevermind...

Ok, the good points: the song list was awesome as usual and at various times I had goose bumps by listening to a live rendition of Mother, Shine on You Crazy Diamond and Perfect Sense which is in my opinion the best song Waters wrote during his "Floydless"years. Dark side of the moon performed in its  entirety speaks for itself, it's a gem, a masterpiece, a timeless album...you know what I mean.

The band was flawless especially Graham Broad, the more I see him the more I like his style, which made a perfect introduction on Time and Dave Kilminster did a wonderful job on Comfortably Numb, not an easy song at all especially for those Gilmour die-hard fans like myself.

And the movies and images projected on the giant video screen plus the special effects like the giant pig flying above the audience or the spaceman made the concert even better.

After all it was the first time in China, an event itself,and in the end I can say the concert was definitely worthy.

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Paul Brannigan (who also supplied the pictures below)

Just got back from the gig in Shanghai, and it was a blast!

No surprises with the set, sound quality was great apart from one part in Leaving Beirut where it got a little too loud and distorted for a short time.

shanghai concert

Pig and spaceman were on view, too.

If you are still wondering whether to go or not, GO!

shanghai concert

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 February 2007 )
 
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