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June 21st - FIRST NIAGARA CENTER, BUFFALO, NY, USA Print E-mail
HSBC Arena
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Roger Waters - 2012 The Wall Live Tour

Capacity: 18,500
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Ste 1, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203-3007. MAP

Website: www.hsbcarena.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives in New York state for the first of three shows in June and July. Roger performed the show here back in October 2010, and clearly enjoyed the experience. Since then, it has changed its name from the HSBC Arena, to the First Niagara Center.

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 shown 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 fifty eight of the 2012 tour, and the show arrives in Buffalo. After this concert, the production heads off to Canada for three shows before returning to New York for the Albany performance.

From the local media, BuffaloNews was there, and they posted a very enthusiastic review. "Pink Floyd's The Wall remains one of the most stirring 20th century exegeses on the alienation engendered by [Roger Waters]. In Buffalo, our love for Waters, Pink Floyd, and The Wall remains undiminished. Just like last time, Thursday's performance appeared to be a sellout, a real achievement during a daunting economic era, considering the hefty ticket price.

"Since starting the first Wall tour, Waters has been collecting photos and short bios of war victims through his web site, and their names, stories, and visages scroll across the screen throughout the show. Many of those attendance probably would not agree with Waters' implied suggestion — that these lives were stolen from us, wasted in service to an unwinnable game of twisted chess and strategic wall-building — but regardless, the power of the music seems to unify the majority of the crowd, at least for the 2z hours of the show.

"And, oh, what glorious music it is. From the opening salvos of “In the Flesh,” through the crushing elegy to lost human communion that is “Comfortably Numb,” “The Wall” has aged incredibly well, much like its author, who continues to command the stage with his lithe form, emotion-soaked singing, and subtly brilliant bass playing. What has changed since “Wall” tour number one is the amount of nuanced interplay between Waters and his band. In particular, guitarists Dave Kilminster, Snowy White and G.E. Smith seemed to have grown into their solo turns. If at first all three players seemed to feel stifled by the daunting task of re-creating Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s original parts and solos, by this point, they present a laid-back mastery that suggests the music has become their own. Similarly, vocalist Robby Wyckoff, responsible for the original Gilmour vocal parts, has grown to inhabit the songs in a most believable manner, through inflection, phrasing, and emotional investment. This may have been a victory lap for Waters, but nothing about Thursday’s show felt phoned in. “The Wall” continues to tower as both artistic masterpiece and visceral reminder of how each one of us might strive to life better."

If you went to this show in Buffalo, 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, Pat Poweski

I am an original "Wall member" having been fortunate to see the show on February 27, 1980 in Long Island. Imagine how thrilled I was in October 2010 when I was able to again see the show when it stopped in Buffalo.

AWESOME...how else can/could you describe it.....I took a couple friends that never seen a Floyd show and they were blown away.

Fast forward to June 21st 2012, when again,I was blown away by the Buffalo show, this time sharing it with my 20 year old daughter who by the way had never been to a concert before and was not a Floydian. Its gonna be difficult in her lifetime to ever see anything again like it and we have a newer member to the "Pink" family.

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 ( Wednesday, 11 July 2012 )
 
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