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September 21st - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL, USA Print E-mail
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Chicago, 21st September 2010
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Capacity: 20,000

Concert starts: 8pm

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

Website: http://www.unitedcenter.com

 

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The second of four shows in Chicago for Roger's tour of The Wall. The ticket scan shown to the right, and the concert advert (click thumbnail) comes courtesy of BD's own Elliot Tayman. The second of the ticket scans comes from BD contributor Nelson.

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.

 

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 five of the tour, and the production is still in Chicago. Production issues from the previous night were clearly ironed out, with Mother working better, and the plane making a short, but sweet (and explosive) reappearance to help the first song finish with a flourish.

As with the previous night, the "children's choir" that took part in Another Brick In The Wall (part 2) came from Endure Productions, a Matteson-based song-and dance group. This choir will be taking part on all four nights of the Chicago leg of the tour.

If you went - let us know what you thought of the show!

Jens, 21st September 2010CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURE by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Jens Dam-Libach

[The picture to the right - click thumbnail - shows Jens with the "homeless guy" that toured the auditorium before the concert began... ] What a show!!!! Clearly the best one so far. Was sat on the floor row 15 in the middle, which seemed like the perfect spot to be in.

Absolutely stunning performance by the band and a Roger that seemed to be enjoying himself fully.

I don't really know what to say other than it just keeps on getting better and better.

Can't wait for the next show.

[We asked Jens about the plane - if it flew on the 21st] Jens: The plane sure made it Matt. It looked absolutely amazing knocking over a few bricks bursting into flames. Mother inflation's eyes also worked well.

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Nelson

I don't know what to say, and after reading all the comments (and looking at the pictures, and watching the videos), I don't think that there is anything left to say, or needed to be said. I was blown away. Next show, Tacoma Dome in Seattle, up close, and with my daughters. And it is one of my daughter's birthday. Very cool!

Chicago, 21st September 2010 Chicago, 21st September 2010
Chicago Sun-Times front page, 22nd September 2010

 

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

The pre show entertainment started around 8pm as it normally does with the band hitting the stage just before 8:15, pyros, flag bearers, smoke, it was all there, same show just another night. once you've seen one of Rogers shows from the front 10 rows I think its very hard to sit anywhere else to be honest. You just don't se the interaction between the band, the eye contact between the guitarists, the smiles, laughs and facial expressions that go on through the whole show that you just don't see when your anywhere else in the Arena. Having said that, if you want your eyes to focus on the projections and see everything that's going on on the "wall" then its probably too close.

You do see the effect of the 3D images a lot better when your slightly farther back and to the side, they don't work half as good when your looking straight on to them! However your able to see the band through the brick holes later in the show, something you cant see from the sides! So I guess its "horses for courses" but bear this in mind when your seeing more than one show, I would definitely recommend seeing it from different aspects.

One good thing about tonight was the plane actually came down and crashed into the wall as it should do at the end of In The Flesh. It was great to see the school kids really getting into it as well during Another Brick, they were a lot more active than the kids in Toronto.

The sound was incredible, the performance was amazing and the band were very, VERY tight tonight. I have to agree with everyone else that Chicago 2nd night was definitely the best show of the tour so far.

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.

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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