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July 10th - TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA, CHARLOTTE, NC, USA Print E-mail
Time Warner Cable Arena
Roger Waters - Charlotte 2012 ticket
Roger Waters - The Wall Live 2012 concert poster

Capacity: 15,236
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. MAP

Website: www.timewarnercablearena.com

 

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The US leg of Roger's 2012 tour of The Wall is nearing its end with this show in Charlotte. Just Washington DC and Philadelphia PA still to come...

The RogerWaters.com presales have taken place, with advance tickets available to those who had registered their interest in particular cities. General sale tickets went on sale on November 14th at 10am through this link to Ticketmaster.com. Exact dates and 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. Our thanks to Elliot Tayman for the concert poster seen to the right - click the thumbnail to see it in more detail.

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 sixty nine of the tour, and this show in Charlotte means that there are just three left to come in 2012. My, it's gone quickly!

From the local media, Creative Loafing Charlotte were there and reviewed the show. They proved to be one of the, if not THE, first negative reviewers of the show, with their take on the event centred on Roger's use of vocal assistance. The criticism didn't stop there though with their writer suggesting that musically the show was so good, it had to be from pre-recorded tapes with the band just miming along. "The performance, as a whole, went off without a hitch. Of course the vocals were clear, but there were moments you weren't sure the band was playing live, either. Why? It was too perfect. Nothing sounded amiss and if you watch video from any other tour stop in the last two years, it looks and sounds exactly the same — from the vocals to the music to the gestures Waters makes while performing. As hundreds of people held up distracting, glowing cell phones trying to videotape the performance, I wondered why they don't just buy the DVD."

There was some grudging praise... "The visuals were stunning — massive set pieces including an inflatable teacher and flower, a large plane flying through the wall, the construction of the wall onto which images were projected, etc. — but at times the band and Waters himself lacked emotion. There was too much "going through the motions" and not enough spirit brought forth. Maybe that's what happens when you perform the same exact show nearly 200 times."

The Charlotte Observer were also there but their reviewer, Courtney Devores, was far keener on the event than the review above, calling The Wall "still dazzling, evocative. For Pink Floyd fans that were too young or geographically challenged to ever witness the band live, Roger Waters’ “The Wall Live” (or his “Dark Side of the Moon” performance from a few years ago) is likely the closest you can get. But even for non-fans experiencing “The Wall Live” is remarkable, sometimes chilling, though occasionally thematically inconsistent (the juxtaposition of war crimes with Waters leading the crowd in feel-good/we’re-all-in-this-together handclaps during a roof raiser like “Run Like Hell” is a bit odd)." Read the full review here.

If you went to this show in Charlotte, 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 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 ( Saturday, 14 July 2012 )
 
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