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September 28th - QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND, OH, USA Print E-mail
Quicken Loans Arena
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Capacity: tbc
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: One Center Court, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-4001. MAP

Website: www.theqarena.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives in Cleveland, at the Quicken Loans Arena, which Roger visited back in 2006. The concert advert shown 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 nine of the tour, and the production arrives in Cleveland for a single show at the Quicken Loans Arena. Following one day's break, the production then rolls into Boston for a three night engagement at the TD Garden.

Initial reports are that this was another good show, with the band and crew really in their strides now. The Cleveland crowd had their senses knocked sideways by the power of the show, of course! As BD's great friend Simon Wimpenny relates below, there were a few little technical glitches, but as he points out, only the seasoned Wall concert goer would notice these!

A report on the show is now on the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, and they comment on how "it was nothing short of spectacular. As a 35-foot-high, 240-foot-wide wall took shape around him, Waters constructed an elaborate metaphor for shutting yourself off – from your feelings, from other people and from the world at large. In the process, he set a new standard for rock 'n' roll theater. The opening number alone, "In the Flesh?", involved more pyrotechnics than Lady Gaga probably ignites over the course of an entire show." They conclude that "in more ways than one, the production was a smashing success."

They also point out that Waters also had local outreach group ROAM (Roots of American Music) select 20 Northeast Ohio teens and tweens to join him in the spotlight for "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2", sporting "FEAR BUILDS WALLS" t-shirts.

You can read their review here, and they've got a gallery of eight shots from the show which you can see here.

If you went to this show, 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, Tim Bader

The audio from last nights show was crisp and clear. The band held up their end of things. The music sounded right. All the highs and lows were there. All the notes were where they were supposed to be and how they were supposed to be.

If I had any complaint about the show it was that the music was overly loud. (That and the fact that I couldn't see Harry.) It was so loud that at times it felt like the sound was actually pushing back at you and I was at the bottom of the lower level, half way back.

The visuals were the most stunning visual effects I have ever seen at any Pink Floyd related concert (well, any concert period). Roger didn't have to push the visual effects as far as he did. With that in mind the music and the visual effects were in perfect sync. His team clearly pulled off what he wanted them to accomplish. Imagine the Pink Floyd related visuals you've grown to love over the years, then imagine them being upgraded to neon high definition.

Roger himself was as you would expect him to be. He poured everything he had into "acting out" his masterpiece. With that in mind there's something special about seeing him jam away on his bass through an opening in the wall.

All of the inflatables (Mother, Teacher, Wife and Pig) have been upgraded.

Overall it was a treasured experience for those of us who couldn't be at the original tour. If this Wall Tour is Roger's last big worldwide go around, he has saved the best for last. After seeing something like this, you can't expect anymore, you can only say thank you.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Drew Freeman

Just got back from the Cleveland show. Maybe the best I've ever seen. It seems more suited to a theaters than a large arena arena stages.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Jim Kimber

I was at last night's Wall show and have a few pics. Absolutely incredible show. This is one that will be talked about years down the road and anyone who didn't go will be kicking themselves!

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

I was 15th row dead centre for this one and the sound and visuals don't really get much better than from this position. I would says 10th to 30th row is the ideal, to be able to see the bands faces and interaction obviously row 10 is better, to see the full impact of the visuals then row 30th is best.

The flag bearers came on at the start of the show but unfortunately the platforms that raise up approx 30 feet only went up about 2 feet before coming to an abrupt halt! Roger had to hop on the platform, swing his legs over and then lower himself down onto the stage area in front, he had a little smile on his face when he did this. To everyone that had not seen the show they would not have known anything had gone wrong.

The sound was incredible, I thought it was better than 2 nights before in Pittsburgh but others thought Pittsburgh was better. The little tweaks to the show are still ongoing as are the technical glitches! G E Smiths guitar went down during Another Brick and Harry quickly took over one of the solos on the keyboard until Smiths guitar was back online! Again, to most people they wouldn't have noticed but the the seasoned showgoer we all noticed right away.

Roger's hand held mic went down at the beginning of Run Like Hell in the second half of the show, he shouted into the mic "come on, enjoy yourselves" but nothing was heard, he quickly went over to the mic stand and picked up the mic from the fixed stand, however this was also dead. At this point he looked a bit frantic as the tracks intro was coming to an end and the lyrics were due any second! He pointed to the mic and pointed to the crew, within second he started singing the opening lines and the mic was back online.

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Roger has been very clever with the projections during the ending of one song and the start of another, he throws your attention to a place where it's needed whilst appearing somewhere else on the stage and you don't notice this until he wants you to! This is clear at the end of Is There Anybody Out There, everyone's watching Dave and G E Smith and the projections until the very end while the hotel room scene is being set up at the other end of the stage and you don't see this until Roger is seated and the lights and TV come on in the scene, very clever misdirection!

Roger's nuances are beginning to carry over from show to show now and he looks to be really settling into a routine. There's a great little thing in The Trial that I pointed out to Jake who was sat next to me for the second half of the show. The projection imagine turns 360 degrees on the flat wall "screen" however as Roger's walking back on the stage he ducks down so the projected imagine doesn't "hit" him!

The wall fell great tonight, it fell forward in nearly one piece!! The crew started to wobble the wall at the top and the first couple of rows fell backwards then the rest of the wall fell totally forwards onto the stage area in front, didn't hit the crowd at all though.

With the exception of the small technical glitches the shows are now getting better and better each night, the band are settling in, the crew know what's going on and where to be at the right time and everything just feels to be a lot more relaxed.

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, Drew Freeman

I enjoyed the show so much. This was a chance of a lifetime for me. After reading reviews in 1980, seeing pictures, a bad VHS tape and a DVD I finally got to see the show live. I was so thrilled. All of the elements that I expected were there and another layer on top of that. The sound system was perfect. I've seen about two dozen shows at this arena and the sound was clear and not overly loud.

Drew has posted a large number of pictures from the concert on his Facebook page...

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Dennis Cole

So The Wall concert in Cleveland recently. Great concert but without David Gilmour it was like a Pink Floyd tribute band. David is the voice and the guitar of Pink Floyd, the Wall or anything associated with Pink Floyd. Roger f_cked up royally when he left the bad thinking he was it.

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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