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September 26th - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PA, USA Print E-mail
Consol Energy Center
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Capacity: 19,758
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15219. MAP

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Roger's tour of The Wall hits Pittsburgh, and a brand new venue that is due to open in the Fall of 2010. The concert advert to the right (click thumbnail) comes courtesy of BD's own Elliot Tayman.

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 eight of the tour, and the production arrives in Pittsburgh, for a show at a newly completed venue. The tour now moves to Cleveland for the show there at the Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday evening.

"Waters makes 'Wall' totally spectacular" said the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this morning. They noted that "the Consol Energy Center is only a month old, and already there are renovations taking place. Last night, for instance, a bunch of guys built a wall right across the rink of the new arena, and then decided to tear it down."

Read their full review here.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review noted that "Waters rebuilds 'Wall' into something global", saying that "the spectacle that is 'The Wall' (by way of George Orwell, Monty Python, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Tim Burton) overwhelms the senses by way of its audacity, the pyrotechnics, the monumental task of erecting something that seems to be impossible." Their review is here.

If you went to this show in Pittsburgh, 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, Sam Zets

WOW.

Easily the best show that I have ever seen. Ridiculous how my expectations were extremely high AND they were GREATLY exceeded. Would recommend it to anyone (absolutely magical and mesmerizing) whether you knew every line and saw the movie 20 times or simply was checking out "Roger Walters (sic) that Pinks (sic) Floyd guy" (quote from lady behind us).

Visuals that make kiss-NIN look like a one-man jug bands.

Songs with more emotion than Bruce-Dylan, more storytellng than Garth-Kenny-Jimmy-J.T., more trippy/jamming than Dead-Phish, more intensity than Slayer-Slipknot, more power than Stones-Who, etc. ad naseum.

Simply, beyond any simple description. Laugh when you talk to someone who saw it and they give a reaction and description.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Jens Dam-Libach

Last night I had seats in row two in the middle, right in front of Roger. It was an awesome experience.

Acoustically it was clearly the best so far. The brand new venue provided an amazing quality in sound. It was crystal clear and also clearly the loudest show on the tour so far.

Guitarists are still getting better and better and more into the stuff. Absolutely stunning solos by all the guys. Absolutely fantastic to stand in front of our old Rog, especially seeing him perform on his bass. I can't get enough of that.

I loved every bit of the performance from all the guys there and Roger seemed to be enjoying himself even more than earlier shows. You could tell that by the gestures towards the crowd and the way he was teasing the staff and so forth.

The plane came down and had the most spectacular crash so far, even though it was late (a guy was seated by it high up under the roof and had to push it, as it didn't detach by itself). It crashed and burned spectacularly, seeming to get stuck to the wall by its tail. It looked absolutely amazing.

There were some mistakes tonight, but none I should say the general crowd would pick up on. Roger even forgot a couple of lines during Don't Leave Me Now (which proves he's not lip synching it), he was also a bit too early on Stop. Some late and early spot lights, video for Mother being shown too early. The mouth of the Wife inflatable had the lights not working.

Even though the kids weren't nearly half as good as the Chicago kids, it was still very nice to have them there. I guess they were not used to performing in any way, but seemed to enjoy themselves anyhow.

Standing in row two looked jaw dropping amazing when the wall came tumbling down.

Can't wait for the Cleveland show were I'm seated on the floor in row 15 in the middle.

I have to fly home Sunday, but would love to have the time to do the whole tour. I just love this show.

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

We all agreed that to say this is a new venue the organisation sucked! It had the longest 15 minute line for Will Call, getting onto the floor was a complete nightmare as the place to get to the floor and the place to get to the first level seats was the same!! The bathrooms sucked and there were nowhere near enough of them! Its only been open three weeks and hosted 3 shows so far. You would have thought someone would have put some thought into designing a venue and looked at the problems that other venues have (or don't have compared to this!)

Maria and I were front row right, Jens [see review above!] was second row centre and Joe and Lars were somewhere in the middle. The venue inside was just like any other venue to be honest. The stage looked a little wider due to the width of the venue and I'm pretty sure the wall was a touch wider too.

There were a couple of mistakes early on in the show, the plane coming down into the wall was late and Roger missed a couple of lines on Don't Leave Me Now. One thing that was noticeably good was the sound! It was incredible, probably the best of any of the shows so far!

As much as I love leaning on the rail for the show I do think its a bit too near to really enjoy the show, in fact the constant looking up and projections being so close gave me a headache! It's nice on the rail once every few shows and to see the bands faces etc but I really feel the ideal place is about 20th row either right, left, or centre on the floor, or about half way back on the first level around the floor.

I wasn't at the 4th Chicago show but the others had said the wall falling was the best yet and nearly all of it fell forward into the audience! Security came round half way through the second half just asking those people on the rail to move back and take a seat as the wall was about to come down. It did, but it wasn't as bad as they were expecting.

It was nice to see Dave K and Harry (both who pointed and acknowledged us)and it was nice to see the band playing Outside The Wall real close up.

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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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