Concert starts: 8pm
address of venue: 40 Bay Street, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2X2. MAP
Roger's tour of The Wall has started in style, playing no less than three nights at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
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.ca, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The public
sale also saw a limited number of VIP packages made available for each
show on the tour.
|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 three of the tour, and the final show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Just as good as the preceeding nights? Yep, it seems so! If you went - let us know what you thought of the show! But first, here's how the venue looked as the day began...click the thumbnail to see it in more detail.
CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny
Just back from the 3rd and final night in Toronto, fantastic show, amazing sound, didn't spot any mistakes. Roger's having a great time and enjoying himself onstage. Watched the first half of the show from the front rail to the right (Dave K laughed when he saw me) and the second half from the soundboard. It's a different show in each position. At the front you don't get any real idea of just how huge the projections are but you do get to see Roger and the band close up and the interactions with the band onstage.
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, Jens Dam-Libach
The band is picking up, getting better all the time. Especially GE Smith nailed the guitar parts fully. Both Another Brick 2 and Mother solos was fantastic to sit through. Every time he finishes a solo you look forwrd hearing it again for the next show as he definately is improving picking up on his performances.
Gilmour vocalist Wyckoff seemed to increase the power of his parts. He's such a great performer.
Kilminster's Comfy Numb solo was clearly the best of the three.
Clearly the best night for the band.
Roger's in great form getting the crowd up on their feet.
Great show, great performance. You just sit there jaw dropping all the time. Can't wait for the Chicago shows!!!
CONCERT PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Johnny P
CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Matt Cooper
Well it was a night to remember for a long time.
The show started a little after 8pm EST and what a show it was. Roger was out in great force through the entire event.
Mother was spectacular. Just before he started, Roger spoke to the crowd mentioning how they had filmed some of the shows from 1980 and just happened to clean up a performance of Mother.
He said "we're going to try something new tonight" so I dont know if it was a first for the shows. On the partially built wall and giant screen was Roger in black and white in 1980 performing the song. On stage was Roger playing and singing along with it.
Other reviews have covered some of the concert details, so I'll just say that it was the night of my life! I was incredibly pleased that he sang the entire Trial while sitting on stage watching the original animations, along with some new material. All of it mixed very well.
GE Smith was on top and his solos were spectacular, didn't miss a note!
My friend had informed me that a fan supposedly spotted David Gilmour in Toronto but we didn't see him. It would have been great to see him show up at the top of the wall but it was one hell of an experience and a night I shall not forget.
At the end the fans stood for a good long time cheering the show and Roger said "We'll be back"
Hopefully this is a sign that he's not done yet!
I was at the back of the venue but it was a perfect full view of this amasing, spectacular show.
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