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June 9th - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL, USA Print E-mail
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Capacity: TBC

Concert starts: 9pm (doors open 6:30pm)

Address of venue: 1901 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60612.  MAP

Website: http://www.unitedcenter.com/

Tickets for this concert went on sale on February 17th at 10am EST, through ticketmaster.com and livenation.com.

Our thanks to Paul Bridgman for the concert poster shown below, and to Elliot Tayman for the ticket scan, also below, on the right.

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.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

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

Roger Waters and his band rolled into the Windy City, and blew up their own storm to blow away any cobwebs. A stunning show, we hear, and one that will be remembered for many years in the area.

And so the tour proceeds towards its sad and inevitable conclusion in just over a month's time. Your last chance to catch him live... for the time being, we hope!

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Steve Kras

An amazing performance by Roger Waters and the very talented performers joining him on tour.

I've had the good fortune to have attended a long list of concerts over the past 35 years and this was indeed one of the best. Videos and a floating pig put forth social and political comments from Mr Waters. This added greatly to the emotion of the music.

The audience loved the show and I did as well. It was a privilege to have been there at the concert.

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Scott West

Roger played before a packed house last night at the United Center in Chicago. Not since Michael Jordan played has there been a louder crowd. Having seen Roger on the 2006 leg of his tour, I was amazed at how much BETTER this show was. The band was tighter, the guitars players, David and Snowy and Andy, were on sync the whole show. The visuals were far better than last year and Roger was in rare form.

The highlights for me included The Fletcher Memorial Home, where a 20-something guy next to me was so moved (and evidently was there for "the hits" only) asked me about the song, the history and told me, "I'll have to get the Final Cut and listen to it." Also, Sheep and Any Colour You Like, really stood out! The crowd also was 99% behind his political views-at least as to the travesty which is George Bush's administration.

This being my 6th Waters show, going back to Pros and Cons, I just hope it is not my last. Thank you, Roger!

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES - by BD contributer, Robert Amato

The night was warm, the inside was cool. A sudden shot of darkness followed by a bright light gleaming on a shadowy figure. Out walks a legend....Roger Waters. He glances to the crowd, smiling. While glancing back and forth, IN THE FLESH kicks in. Good reaction from the crowd. Pig flew beautifully, as well as the Prism of Light. Same setlist as before but what a different attitude. Great concert.

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CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Mike Arnold

Saw Roger and crew for the first time last night. Have never seen him, or any other member of Pink Floyd in a concert before. However, I have been a huge PF and RW fan as long as I can remember. I have seen some great shows in my life: Aerosmith, The Stones, Tom Petty, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, and this show was the best I've ever seen. Roger puts so much emotion and for a man over 60 he's all over the place. The video highlights were spectacular but the music is what was truly great. Roger's voice sounds great.

From what I've heard and my own opinion which may be biased, this IS a true Pink Floyd show.  Great Time.

Thanks ROGER and Crew!!!!

CONCERT REVIEW - by BD contributer, Waterbruce

Great show better than the last show in Chicago. They seemed even better then the last show at the Tweeter Center or whatever that place is called now, and the prism in the air was fantastic. Side note - some people booed during LB; I guess these people just don't get it.

CONCERT PICTURES and REVIEW - by BD contributer, Sarah Siefert

I thought I'd share some pictures from Roger's Chicago performance (June 9th - The United Center). What can I say about the show? It was nothing short of phenomenal and I didn't expect any less.

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CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES - by BD contributer, Perry

I made the trip to Chicago last year and this one too on 6/9/07. Last year it was at an open-air venue (Tinley Park) and there was a storm. The sound was great then but much improved now in an indoors arena. Also, this year we got the bubbles and confetti we missed out on before. There was some confetti last year but the wind may have blown it off course. Last year there was a bigger build up to the start of the show with Vera’s “We’ll meet again” and Roger coming in on “In the Flesh”.

Each show I was in the front rows and loved it so much but I’m not sure why everyone up front needs to stand throughout the concert? Possibly because the seats at this show were all two sizes too small to sit comfortably.

The biggest changes between the shows I saw were in the main video themes. It was mostly the same but I believe they tweaked it here and there. The sound was a big improvement indoors. They may have tweaked some of the effects there too with the surround sound. When they played “On the Run” they were flashing images on the main screen giving you a sense of movement and on several parts it was like a burst of a high-speed-train-sound whipping past you.

Last year's crowd was mostly great but a couple of drunk repugligans sitting behind me (front row center) from the Christian-right started chanting “F-you Roger” after “LB”. Roger just looked at them amazed and sad. Turns out they were from some radio show. So this year before the start of the show I warned everyone around me that I might go postal on anyone doing that again. No need though because everyone was cool. I’m a big guy and the guy next to me was even bigger. Turns out he is an oil rig fire fighter that looks like he bends iron pipes for fun. The guy in front of me looked like a firefighter too but he had a pocketful of Cuban cigars he wanted to smoke during the show. I asked him not too because the smoke and my lungs don’t mix well. He was really great and didn’t light up. So thanks to all the folks around me that didn’t act like dicks.


Lastly, I was really impressed with Dave Kilminster being able to play Gilmour's leads so well last year. Now he is even better. Playing the same set several times each week for the past year has really paid off. Snowy was great too and they are really tight on these leads now. I can’t wait for the “live-cd/dvd” of these shows.

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CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES - by BD contributer, Pedro Cabrera

This show displayed the extraordinary talent of an accomplished musician. Lights, vision, and sound technology allowed Waters and his band to reach the unified zenith of performance and musicianship. I just witnessed a spectacular presentation. Waters went the distance and vehemently expressed his opinions of politics, culture and society while still maintaining the edge and not going over the top. Although the technology, enormous 3D video imagery was pumping out high tech graphic art, the band kept their act right on the tightrope and let the music ultimately stand out. Roger Waters is one of the greatest rock performers of his or any generation.

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CONCERT COMMENTS - by BD contributer, Bowiep

Don't even know where to start. Best concert I've ever been to. The light show was brilliant, Roger was on top form - he's the best, can't wait till next year - and he has the best band that tours with him...

Last Updated ( Monday, 30 July 2007 )
 
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