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October 30th - SPRINT CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA Print E-mail
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Capacity: 19,252
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. MAP

Website: www.sprintcenter.com

 

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The end of October, and another concert on Roger's tour of The Wall: the second show for those in Missouri. A break for a couple of days follows, before the fun resumes in New Jersey. The concert advert to the right (click thumbnail) comes courtesy of BD's own Elliot Tayman, and the ticket scan thanks to Big Bob.

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-eight of the tour, and surprise, surprise, David Gilmour WASN'T at this show either... There's now a few days gap before the tour resumes in New Jersey which is no bad thing. The band have been playing so well, we wouldn't want them exhausted and unable to put their all into the show! Initial comments are that this was another cracking concert, with the audience loving the show.

The Kansas City Star were there, and noted that Roger's show is a "sensory overload - in a good way"! Noting that some tickets were priced at $200, they said that "The music alone would not justify such a price tag, so Waters accordingly turned the performance into a epic, gaudy and extravagant piece of theater — an onslaught of sights, sounds and socio-political themes. Some of it was poignant, some of it was bombastic, some of it was viscerally thrilling, like a great rock show ought to be. But all of it was entertaining."

The Kansas City Star have also posted a 10-shot photo gallery from the concert.

The Pitch Music Blog were also there, and amidst a selection of great pictures, they noted that "The operatic grandeur of The Wall's live presence demonstrated that show wasn't about Roger Waters performing; it was a presentation of themes, and celebration of the piece itself. The relationship between Waters and his circus of paranoid rhetoric was much like that of a symphony and its soloist. Many times, as the guitarist erupted in a fiery solo, Waters paced about the stage, shading his eyes to see people in the crowd, waving his hands back and forth and pumping his fists in the air. Isn't this cool? His grin seemed to ask. He had good reason to."

They too have posted a photo gallery - 12 shots from the concert can be seen 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.

Kansas City, 30th October 2010CONCERT PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Warren Ludwig

Warren has sent us a great collection of 28 pictures, which take you through the whole concert from beginning to end. To see them (there's a taster of them here to the right - just click the thumbnail to see some further thumbnails of the full range of 28 pictures you can see and enjoy), please visit this photo gallery on our Facebook page.

CONCERT COMMENTS and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Mike Goldsmith

I have been to some great concerts in my 51 years. Was at the show in Kansas City. The Wall was by far the best Show not concert I have had the pleasure to witness!! I was at the 2007 DSOTM concert, and Roger surpassed it!! I WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!!

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Roger Waters - Kansas City, October 30th 2010
Roger Waters - Kansas City, October 30th 2010
Roger Waters - Kansas City, October 30th 2010

CONCERT REVIEW, PICTURES and VIDEO by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

WOW what a show!! and what an after party!!

We made our way down to the floor, and headed over to see my friend Mark Strand who had been at the four shows previous with us. We had a chat about how good the previous few shows were as Mark hadn't seen the shows since Chicago and the band were so much tighter now!

I wanted to see the show from the side again tonight so we headed up to the side level next to the stage on the right and took our seats in the second row from the front, behind the yellow tape which separates where the wall fall used to happen!

The whole section where we were was pretty empty and one of the security guys came over and told us to sit wherever we wanted in the section, we were perfectly happy so stayed put! The kids during Another Brick were great tonight and really made the best of their time onstage, a lot of them coming out in front of the others and dancing about and doing step dancing. When they exited the stage they stood at the top of the steps waving to the crowd and encouraging them to applaud louder, which they did!

I forgot to mention in the St Louis review that during Comfy Numb most of the front half of the crowd were sitting in their seats and during the lyrics "Can you stand up, stand up" Roger pointed at the people sitting and motioned for them to stand up!! He didn't do it tonight even though a few of the crowd were still in their seats!

It was a great first half with no mistake that I noticed at all. Kami stayed in her seat and I ventured down to the floor to see Mark again. They have shortened the intermission by ten minutes now so the intermission is only 20 minutes in total. I walked back up to our seats and took my place for the second half, for some reason the section was packed for the second half! Not sure what happened, whether they sold some cheap seats at the box office for a cheap price or what but it was pretty much full for the second half.

Robbie has started singing a bit more melody during The Show Must Go On, personally I don't like it but just pointing it out as an observation, he started doing it at the St Louis show and did it at the Kansas City show after that. Looks like it's gonna be staying!

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Roger came onstage in his usual leather jacket and black biker boots, saluted Robbie, wagged his finger for Roger to follow him and then made his way to the podium in front of the mic stand. He pointed to his mic and Robbie handed it to him, he also pointed to the machine gun on the floor and Robbie picked it up and put it over his shoulder. Roger took the machine gun from Robbie at the end of In The Flesh and started to shoot into the audience; it's changed slightly in that he fires a few shots, moves around then fires a few more and then does it again, I think it works better than doing the whole sweep around in one shoot! After he fired the gun he took his mic and said “So how many did I get?” and then grinned. Roger again got a little confused between the microphone and the megaphone that he talks though during Waiting For The Worms and sang into the megaphone instead of the mic towards the end but made a quick recovery! 

During Nobody Home roger held out the mic for the crowd to sing into but held it out at the wrong time and the crowd singing “on the TV to choose from” was heard back! He still thanks the crowd though.

The wall fell good and in a couple of large pieces but the sides are still not falling, all the people that saw the shows earlier on in the tour really got to see something that will probably not be seen again!!

So after the show we headed out to the outdoor plaza that we had walked through earlier, the place was absolutely packed with people dressed in Halloween costumes! Its not really a celebrated holiday in the UK and while a few kids dress up in costumes there's not many adults do and certainly nowhere near as many as here in the US! In fact we had seen people in costumes at the shows for the last 3 nights!! No one blinks an eye it's just normal to see witches, sailors, wizards and zombies at a show!

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 and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Jason Ramsey

I attended the Kansas City show of The Wall. I saw Roger do DSOTM two times, and while that music was better, the show was not. I've been going to shows for a long time, but have never been to one that was visually this good. I took my wife, who is not a big fan, and she loved it! Here are some pics and here is a link to the video I shot.

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CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Sam Giacobbe

The show in Kansas City was incredible. I think Roger and the band were into the show more than the Chicago show...

Roger was more vocal and he moved around the stage a lot more. He was the Roger that we saw during the Dark Side Of The Moon tour.

We are leaving for Phoenix next week, we are really looking forward to this show also. The word I was looking for was animated - Roger seemed so much more animated in Kansas City than he did in Chicago...

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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