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April 27th - HARTWALL AREENA, HELSINKI, FINLAND Print E-mail
Hartwall Areena
Roger Waters - Helsinki, April 2011
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Capacity: 13,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Hartwall Areena, 00240 Helsinki, Finland. MAP

Website: www.hartwall-areena.com

 

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It's now Finland's chance to experience the elaborate and thrilling Wall show, as the production arrives in Helsinki. Next stop is Oslo, in Norway. Our thanks to Sami Virtanen for the concert advert to the right (click thumbnail).

The RogerWaters.com presales began the week starting August 30th, with advance tickets available to those who had registered their interest in particular cities. General sale tickets went on sale through Lippu.fi from September 6th, at 9am. The public sale will also see 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 twenty-one of the tour, and the first of a pair of back-to-back nights in Helsinki. Initial reports are that the band were on great form, and that it was a superb show! 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.

Our friend Indrek Toom was there (and kindly supplied the front row ticket scan to the right!), and also let us know about a review of the show in Finnish that was published today on Helsinkin Sanomat.

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Sami Virtanen

April 27th was the the second time Roger has been to Finland. First time was in 2002 when In The Flesh tour was here. I went earlier that day during lunch break to the hotel where I suspected the band would be staying and I met G.E. Smith briefly and he signed my tour shirt.

The gig started at 20:15 and it was absolutely amazing. Roger seemed to have caught a flu, because he was coughing a bit and he sounded a bit ill. Not much though.

They built the wall quicker than I expected. The building of the wall starts on Another Brick In The Wall pt 2.

Audience was quiet and polite. That's the way it usually is in Finland. I was sitting on row 10 section B and there was a woman nearby who wanted to dance, but security crew asked her to sit down.

Roger Waters - Helsinki, April 27th, 2011 Roger Waters - Helsinki, April 27th, 2011
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Roger Waters - Helsinki, April 27th, 2011

Band played well, the star of the show is Roger. When Robbie Wyckoff sings Comfortably Numb, the spotlight is still brighter on Roger. Naturally, that's the way it should be, after all it's his piece of music and his show. Robbie is a great singer. Fantastic voice.

Roger made a mistake on One Of My Turns, he sang one word wrong. I can't recall which word it was, but there was one.

The guitarists are great. Only thing I'd change is the tone in the guitar solo on Another Brick In The Wall pt 2. It was not that close to the classic sound. I've watched clips on YouTube,but like Mark Fisher said: "You cannot know what this is, until you sit through it".

The gig ended at 22:15. At the end Roger said: "Thank you, you've been very attentive audience".

The confetti at the end is awesome.

CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS

Hopefully coming soon - we welcome all contributions!

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!

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 April 2011 )
 
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