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June 7th - HALLENSTADION, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Print E-mail
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Roger Waters - Zurich, 7th June 2011 ticket

Capacity: 13,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Wallisellenstrasse 45, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland. MAP

Website: www.hallenstadion.ch

 

 

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A return for Roger to the Hallenstadion, a venue that he has performed at over many years. This is an additional night at the Hallenstadion due to the lightning fast speed that tickets for the first night sold. Our thanks to Francine for sending in the ticket scan shown to the right.

General sale tickets are now on sale from places such as www.GoodNews.ch (exact outlets can be found via Roger's website). 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 forty-five of the tour, the second of four non-consecutive nights at the Hallenstadion, and now less than twenty shows left of the 2011 European tour. Tonight featured a more subdued and quiet audience, from reports we've had, and as our friend Simon Wimpenny explains below, the crowd were totally quiet at the end of ABITWII! If you went to this show in Zurich, 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.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Simon Wimpenny

Didn't do much at all during the day today we both just had a lazy day online, Switzerland is ever so expensive, even the Burger King meal that Alberto bought was 13 Euros for a burger and fries, that's nearly $20!

Kevin and I headed down to the venue around 6pm, met up with Matt, Elzira, Alberto and Renate, had a chat them all at the bar before heading over to the venue. I was 15th row dead centre again tonight and Kevin was 10th row centre, if the sound was as good as last night then it would be another great show.

The show was good but the night before just took the edge I think. The sound was great again but for some reason it just didn't sound as clear, I'm not sure if it's because I was used to it now and am getting a little picky but there were also a couple of mistakes and technical glitches which didn't happen the night before.

There were a few great things I noticed tonight that I didn't see last night, Roger was in such great spirits tonight! He was running all over the stage with a HUGE grin on his face and when Dave K came out to do his solo in ABITW Pt 2 instead of Roger facing forward and looking at the crowd he walked up and faced Dave K and both of them were giving each other such big smiles and enjoying the music ever so much.

After the Subway train stops on the projections and the picture of Jean Charles de Menezes fades on the screen, Roger turned around to face the screen and saluted the picture as it was fading down.

At the end of the new Another Brick ending I've never heard an audience as quiet, it was strange, there was no cheers, no clapping no nothing just silence. Roger walked forward up to the Mic and said “thank you” again there was silence, he spoke for a second time and this time shouted “THANK YOU” - this had an affect on the crowd and developed a few cheers but it was embarrassing to hear!

Roger missed a couple of words to opening lines to songs and the centre projector stuck for a few seconds on some of the Goodbye Blue Sky projections, that was kinda it on the tech problems.

Watch Dave K's guitar playing as he does the opening guitar “solo” as the “fucking flowers” are on the screen, watch him turn round to catch the feedback and find the “sweet spot” then turn round to carry on playing and then turn round again a few seconds later for the second bit of feedback, great stuff.

Also watch the backing singers sway around in time with the breathing on Don't Leave Me Now, I've been meaning to mention this for the last 3 or 40 shows but kept forgetting!

I went forward onto the rail for Outside The Wall, I love seing the last part of the show from that close however I always get a little embarrassed to be honest when the guys wave and put thumbs up when they see me, something which Jon Joyce does even more so now after I told him how embarrassed I get) however it was Roger that noticed me tonight and took a couple of steps back after seeing me, he smiled as he recognised me, pointed right at me and said “Thank you very much”. Phew I came over all faint and weak legged,lolol...

Another great show but a very poor crowd and nazi style security that stopped anyone standing up almost instantly, “this will not do”.

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 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 ( Thursday, 16 June 2011 )
 
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