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October 29th - SCOTTRADE CENTER, ST LOUIS, MO, USA Print E-mail
Scottrade Center
Roger Waters - St Louis ticket, 29th October 2010
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Capacity: 19,150
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 1401 Clark Avenue, St Louis, MO 63103. MAP

Website: www.scottradecenter.net

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives at one of the venues which is new to him on this leg of the tour. It's the first of two nights in Missouri, the second taking place in two days time in Kansas City. The tour advert shown to the right (click thumbnail) comes courtesy of BD's own Elliot Tayman, and the ticket scan thanks to Craig Driver.

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 twenty-seven of the tour, and David Gilmour WASN'T at this show either...hopefully the rumour mill will calm down a little now and people (local media included!) will relax a little and wait for the surprise to be just that!

The St Louis Post-Dispatch was there, and said that "Roger Waters did not put on just an ordinary concert Friday night at the Scottrade Center - he created a huge, technologically complex and metaphorically dense theatrical spectacle.

"For this tour, Waters and a crack band of hired guns recreate the music of "The Wall" in its entirety, and they perform it as an elaborate ritualistic experience.

"After "Comfortably Numb" provided the rock'n'roll climax to the performance, the band played a few songs in front of the wall, then retreated again as the entire set tumbled to the front of the stage. Returning in t-shirts rather than the somber uniforms they'd worn, the show ended with a sweetly acoustic "Outside the Wall." Roger Waters had put together something extraordinary, and it was time to rest, and leave the crew to clean up the mess."

The Riverfront Times were also there, and asserted that "If you're a Pink Floyd fan, Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is a big deal: It's the first time in twenty years that the entire iconic album has been played live by someone associated with the band. Even if you're not a Pink Floyd fan, the tour is a technical marvel worth experiencing, a show full of well-choreographed special effects and arena spectacle. Last night, an adoring crowd packed the Scottrade Center for the St. Louis stop of the tour. The night was thought-provoking and visually dazzling, although occasionally flawed."

They've also posted a 36 shot picture gallery from the concert here.

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.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Shane Borders

Let me just say that the 25 years I've been a fan of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, The Wall, etc, did not prepare me for what my wife and I witnessed October 29 in St Louis, Missouri. I've streamed a lot of footage of the original 1980/81 shows, Roger's big 1990 gig in Berlin, been to the Gilmour led Floyd spectacles in 87 and 94, Waters' euphoric tour in 2000 and DSOTM in 2006, Gilmour's revelatory and masterful series in '06--- Roger's production of The Wall October 29 in St Louis at the Scottrade Center was overwhelming in the best way possible. Roger and the band performed amazingly. Waters' vocals were better than 2006 and 2000, especially for songs in the uppermost part of his range. He was gregarious in the moments when he broke character and interacted with the audience, which was often and most welcome especially given his history, and he played his bass and acoustic guitar parts with vigor.

The band was superlative. Every aspect of their performances were spot on. Kilminster owned, in all his Rock god glory. Snowy was ever reliable and consistent in his Les Paul humbucker rumble, and GE Smith added an X factor of tone and phrasing that nicely filled in the the more esoteric and bluesy elements of guitarwork laid into the album. Kilminster and Smith both performed bass parts as needed and all the guitarists seemed to respect the source material in a way that enhanced the timelessness of the overall sound.

Harry Waters and the Pink Constant Hisself, Jon Carin were outstanding players of all things keyboard. Both of these men have an innate sense of the what occupies the space between moments in the music, the inherent anticipation of Rick Wright's work, which while not prominent on The Wall, did inspire those moments and the everlasting presence of the Pink Floyd sound in our collective consciousness.

Vocally, Robbie Wyckoff performed Gilmour's lead parts admirably and enhanced the dramatic nature of the production with a bit of tasty and nuanced "acting" especially in the final act. The backing vocals provided by Jon Joyce and the Lennon cousins were outstanding and they provided much extra actorly oomph to the red and black preamble to the show's denouement-such as it is.

And the overall integrity and commitment displayed by these excellent professionals as they met their cues, delivered their parts, was obvious and much appreciated.

The marriage of technical achievement and artistic inspiration, including all of the updates in content was just mind blowing. Roger managed to not only bring The Wall into the data intensive, politically corrosive present, by taking what was once a statement of separation, distance and obstacle, make it interactive and inclusive; he managed to set a course for the future of "rock theater."

My wife and I were 14 rows from stage right center, on the aisle, and were therefore able to take in the enormity of the construction and effects as well as hone in on Roger and the band's stage interactions and facial expressions....

... Man it was just, literally for me, a dream come true.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Noah Gordon

I was thoroughly impressed, of course. Visually it was incredible. I think the improved technology of the last 30 years actually make for a better show, at least compared to the grainy bootlegs I've seen of 1980. I even preferred it to the 1990 Berlin Wall spectacle as this show felt more cohesive to me.

The sound was perfect - possibly the best I've ever heard in my 42 years of concertgoing. The music was superb and I loved the extra sections they added to extend some songs, Goodbye Blue Sky in particular. I also appreciated that they didn't hew exactly to the original musical script. The different guitar solos and occasional improv moments were great - evocative of Gilmour or Wright, but not wedded note for note (except maybe Comfortably Numb but that's OK there). My only quibbles were with the vocals. It is tough to criticize Roger for not sounding as "miserable" (his word) as he did in 1980, so I won't, but it showed through sometimes and was more like a performance of grandpa acting angry occasionally than really being angry.

I missed Gilmour's vocals the most though. His former guitar parts were ably handled, but Robbie Wyckoff was just too polished for my tastes. Overall though the show was great and certainly worth every penny.

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

Kami and I were on the end of the 14th row, the guy next to us actually gave us tickets for the seats!! He was a friend of one of the truck drivers and had being given four comp tickets to the show but there was only himself and his friend so he gave us the remaining two tickets so we could sit in the middle of the row together! I was beside myself that someone whom we'd never met would do such a thing, I offered to buy them a beer but they were fine and politely turned the offer down. We chatted a bit before the show and Kami and I agreed it was just karma coming around and we had to do something to help someone to keep the karma going later on. When I met Kami in Baltimore yesterday she told me she had been sat next to a girl whom had just broken up with her boyfriend and wasn't too secure with her travel plans in Chicago and wasn't sure where to go, Kami actually walked over from her terminal to terminal F with her to make sure she was ok with where she was going, she then walked all the way back to her terminal for her flight, that's karma being returned I thought to myself :)

The show was great tonight, the band were tight, the sound was good, and the atmosphere was just how it should be. The crowd were up and down a touch early on but stood mainly for most of the show which I was glad about.

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I headed back to have a quick chat with Chris at the intermission and then returned to my seat for the second half.

I took more random pictures from the flashing images on screen tonight, again they came out pretty well!

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Dave's Comfy Numb solo just doesn't falter now night after night, it's hard to even pick a single flaw up in the shows from the last couple of weeks even!

The wall fall was pretty good tonight, Kami and I both felt the wave of wind brush past about 5 seconds after it fell, the crowd goes wild when they see the wall falls, I'm pretty sure even though most of the crowd are aware of The Wall's music not many of them know about the production of the wall and how the wall actually comes down at the shows until it actually happens! It's always great to watch peoples faces at this point in the show.

We stayed in our seats tonight for Outside The Wall but could still see the facial expressions of the band and were still able to see how much fun they had had and were having by the looks they gave each other.

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After the show we made our way back to the hotel, we followed a guy dressed in Floyd clothes and wearing a plastic wall mask, it made me laugh seeing him just walking along as normal texting on his phone with not a care in the world! Not only did we follow the guy back to our hotel where he was obviously staying but noticed he was also staying on the same floor and corridor as us - and then in the room directly across!!

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 REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Bradley Darby

Bradley Darby has been in touch with us - his excellent review of this show appeared on the Concert Confessions website, and also on InsideSTL.com, and he wanted to share it with the Brain Damage community.

His full review, complete with pictures, can be seen over at ConcertConfessions.com, but here's a taster for you:

...Even knowing what songs were coming next, the element of surprise was still there as I had no idea how Roger Waters’ vision of The Wall would be carried out live. Overall, the show was without a doubt the most intense show I’ve ever witnessed. There was a very heavy emphasis on the anti-war message that Waters wanted to get across to his fans.

I was finally given the chance to see one of my favorite musicians of all time in concert, and there is not much that could have been done better in my opinion...

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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