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November 26th - GRAND GARDEN ARENA, MGM GRAND, LAS VEGAS, NV, USA Print E-mail
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Capacity: 16,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. MAP

Website: www.mgmgrand.com/entertainment

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives in Sin City itself - Las Vegas. With a return visit to the MGM Grand, one of the world's largest hotels and casinos, will the performance hit the jackpot? We're sure it will! The concert advert to the right (click thumbnail) comes courtesy of BD's own Elliot Tayman, the first ticket scan is from Bob Green, and the second ticket scan (again, click the thumbnail) is thanks to Ralph Barilla.

The RogerWaters.com presales began starting Wednesday, May 5th. Starting May 3rd, American Express Cardmembers could get advance tickets, with seating available to Gold Card, Platinum Card and Centurion members. US fans could also get early access to tickets via iTunes beginning Thursday, May 6th, by purchasing the 1982 film The Wall from iTunes by April 26th. For both the American Express and iTunes presales, please note that the presale offers were available in select markets and ticket quantities were limited.

General sale tickets went on sale on Monday, May 10, via Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The public sale also saw a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour. Use of our links to Ticketmaster gives much needed assistance with site hosting costs without any additional cost to yourself - and we appreciate it!

 

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: In the Flesh, The Thin Ice, Another Brick in the Wall Part 1, The Happiest Days of our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, Mother, Goodbye Blue Sky, Empty Spaces, What Shall We Do Now, Young Lust, One of My Turns, Don't Leave Me Now, Another Brick in the Wall Part 3, The Last Few Bricks, Goodbye Cruel World
SECOND HALF:
Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, Nobody Home, Vera, Bring the Boys Back Home, Comfortably Numb, The Show Must Go On, In The Flesh, Run Like Hell, Waiting for the Worms, Stop, The Trial, Outside the Wall.

 

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

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

Night forty-two of the tour, and the lavish production arrives in one of the most lavish productions anywhere - Las Vegas! The elaborate nature of the city is the perfect match for the elaborate concert. If you went to this show, please let us know what you thought of the event, and if anything interesting or different happened if you've been to previous shows and can compare. In this instance, what happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay in Vegas - we want to know!

Representing the press, the Las Vegas Weekly were there, and they were enthusiastic about the concert. "The new version of the 2010 Wall show featured many of the original theatrics and monumental stage sets and props from the very first tour, with an injection of new technology making it a state-of-the-art presentation in concert sound and visuals. The sound in MGM Grand Garden was absolutely perfect. Music and sound effects surrounded the audience from all directions throughout the night. Waters laced the performance with updated themes and political and social messages, making the show more topical for a modern audience.

"The rock star [Roger Waters] addressed the crowd at the end of the show after The Wall was torn down in an explosive finale. He spoke about the time he wrote The Wall 30 years ago, and how he was in a different state of mind -- frightened and isolated. He said he is a brighter, more cheerful man today and is at peace with his place in life. He also said how much he loved being onstage and being there with his fans."

They have also posted a 57-shot photo gallery from the concert, which you can see here.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Avery Block

I finally got to tear down the wall!! This show is amazing.

The sights, sounds and sightlines are flawless. Roger was urging the Vegas crowd all night long. Dave Kilminster killed the solo on Numb. It was soaring. A complete envelopment of the Pink Floyd experience from start to end. We had a blast.

You MUST see this show. All of the YouTube clips don't do it justice. The audience could've been a bit more lively in the second part, but I was on my feet throughout, and loving it, all of the sound cues wre executed perfectly. I'm so glad I went.

Thanks Roger, for including Vegas in your journey thru the Wall. It is a masterpiece of epic proportions.

CONCERT REVIEW, VIDEO and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, James Sloan

Another month, another trip to see Roger Waters perform "The Wall" again; the greatest concert tour in the history of rock-and-roll concert tours. Only this time I traveled three time zones from West Virginia to Las Vegas to see it again. Floor seats again. Only the best.

There were a couple small glitches, an audio drop-out during "Mother" and a digital projection pixelation during "The Last Few Bricks", but who the hell cares? Also, the sound seemed MUCH more thunderous in this smaller arena, the Grand Garden Arena. My hair seemed to move with practically every drum beat. That is a good thing - this monumental production needs to assault all audio and visual senses. And boy this one did.

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Some things have changed since I saw it on October 22 in Columbus, Ohio. Seems like there are more sound effects during "In The Flesh?" and "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2". Maybe, maybe not. I know I heard some different things. The change in the projection during the first parts of "Comfortably Numb" was an added bonus, and reinforced the idea of Pink just twisting his way further and further down into his black hole. And, in a lighter moment, to "break" the wall into the psychedelia at the proper time, Roger butted the wall with his head. I wonder how many other people noticed that. There were new projections on "Mr. Screen" behind the completed wall during "In The Flesh."

At the end of the show the applause was so vociferous that Roger stayed out for a few extra minutes and described his feelings now towards audiences, compared to what they were when he wrote the piece in the late '70's. This I thought was tremendous. Actually thoughout the show he acknowledged the audience in different ways: pointing the microphone to the crowd for "...thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from..." and thanking us when we shouted it; pointing out places in the crowd that a spotlight swung to and making shooting gestures with his hand and with the machine gun for "Run Like Hell". Roger Waters is now having fun playing shows. And it does indeed show in the performances. There seems to be no letdown after more than two months touring with this gigantic production.

James Sloan with Venice, 26th November 2010Beforehand the members of Venice were wandering around the floor, and I had to ask them if it was indeed them, to which they replied yes. I was stunned. That's where the picture came from. Me and the three members of Venice! Made a perfect day even more perfect if that was possible. Also, Dave Kilminster walked right by me, but I couldn't get my camera out and set before he passed.

All in all just the greatest single event of my life. If Roger uses next fall to do some shows in the Southern Hemisphere, I would hope he'd make a short trip back up through the US on his way home to New York. I will pull out all the stops to see this show one more time.

The greatest show before and since ever in rock-and-roll. Masterful. Roger Waters is a multimedia genius. There is NO ONE like him in the business today (or ever for that matter) and when he finally puts up his bass, it'll be a sad day. But then there is all the great music he and his fellow Floyd members released, together and solo, to quell my sadness. Shine on you crazy diamond!!!

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURE from BD CONTRIBUTORS, Simon Wimpenny and Kami

It was my first time seeing the show again since Philadelphia, and I was excited to see the changes. I noticed a few of the musical changes — I particularly like the new riff in Run Like Hell. I also noticed a much greater passion in Dave K's guitar playing, especially during the Comfy Numb solo where he noticeably threw his body (and rock-star hair) into his playing. Robbie also showed a bit more “oomph” in his Comfy Numb bit, though I'm still not a fan of his creative warbling in The Show Must Go On.

Although it's been mentioned before, from the first show I saw in Chicago to the show in Vegas (and now, 2 weeks later) Roger has been increasingly amping-up his role of an impassioned fascist dictator during the second half of the show, and I must say, I really love it — more so each show — I'm not sure if he could over-do that to my satisfaction. It was the first time I saw the new animations for Goodbye Blue Sky and Comfortably Numb – it adds quite a bit.

Roger Waters - Las Vegas, November 26th 2010I also pointed out the new pictures during Brick in the Wall pt. 1 to Simon – one of them of Roger's family [click thumbnail, right]. (But he doesn't listen to me, so he didn't notice them until I pointed them out again in LA) – There was so much that was new, and honestly, while I enjoyed all the previous shows, from Vegas onward, I'm personally enjoying the shows much more — it's hard not to!

Unfortunately, the end of the show left me completely “knackered,” as present British company would say, and I passed out cold as soon as humanly possible. Don't worry – it was in a room on a bed and NOT in the middle of the halls of the MGM, although my enduring memory is how incredibly ridiculous leaving the MGM venue was thousands of patrons funnelling through one tiny corridor. I suppose I'm lucky I made it out alive.

Make sure you check out Simon's blog at SimonWimpenny.blogspot.com where you'll find full details of all his travels, along with more pictures and videos.

CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS

We welcome all contributions!

YOUR HELP NEEDED! We want to cover Roger's concerts the best we can, to share the experience with everyone, especially those who won't be able to attend the shows. We'd love to see ANY pictures, tickets scans, reviews, newspaper reports, and anything else you come across for this show - we look forward to hearing from you!

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