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February 18th - VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Print E-mail
Vector Arena
Roger Waters The Wall Live in New Zealand

Capacity: 12,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 42 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland 1010, New Zealand. MAP

Website: www.vectorarena.co.nz

 

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Due to incredibly strong sales of tickets for the New Zealand leg of Roger's tour of The Wall, this fourth night has been added to the schedule, at the beginning of the run. At the time of writing this, it marks the fourth night in the country, and ticket sales are bound to be just as strong as those for the other three dates.

General sale tickets went on sale on July 25th at 9am, through Ticketmaster.co.nz. The public sale will also see a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour. Our thanks to Bob Stephens for the ticket scan to the right.

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 twelve of the tour, and the mammoth production has left Australia for the shores of New Zealand. Four nights are scheduled at the Vector in Auckland, and the shows are bound to be well received.

The New Zealand Herald were at the show, and their review called the show "a stunner. Roger Waters' magnum opus of angsty anthems for adolescents of all ages was brought to jaw-dropping life at Vector Arena last night. Not so much a concert as an artful two-hour audiovisual assault on the senses, it surely allayed Pink Floyd purists' fears it would be a pale imitation without the original group to put it across. True, it took a vocalist and three guitarists to make up for Dave Gilmour's absence, but if you closed your eyes you would have been hard put to pick the difference between Pink Floyd and the tight performance by Waters and his 12-strong band.

"It was an extraordinarily enjoyable evening, in spite of the generally gloomy subject matter. And the exquisitely ironic sight of members of the crowd at Vector Arena singing with abandon to songs originally inspired by Waters' sense of alienation from arena audiences only made the experience more entertaining."

Just posted on Youtube was this great video, giving a view of arriving in Auckland, heading for the arena, getting to the seats, and watching the start of the show! Very nicely done...

If you went to this show in Auckland 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 REVIEWS and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Bob Stephens

Great show, great band, great music, great company...if I could, I'd do it again on Monday like a shot! Attended with my wife and oldest son, and we all loved the experience. Roger's still got it and puts on one hell of a show.

Got to admit that some parts got to me emotionally, especially the Brings The Boys part. You'd have to have a stone heart not to be moved by that!

To see the wall tumbling at the end, after such a wonderful concert, was pretty bittersweet as we knew that it was all over. Roll on the DVD release!!

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 ( Monday, 20 February 2012 )
 
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