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June 5th - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI, USA Print E-mail
Joe Louis Arena
Roger Waters - The Wall Live in Detroit 2012

Capacity: 20,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI 48226-4487. MAP

Website: www.olympiaentertainment.com/venues/joelouisarena.jsp

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives at another new venue (to the band and crew, anyway), this time in Detroit.

The RogerWaters.com presales begin soon, 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 Jimmy Partridge for the ticket scan 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 forty-nine of the tour, and the show arrives in Detroit. From the local media, the Detroit News were there, and noted that "Roger Waters floors Joe Louis crowd with ambitious 'Wall'". Their review continues by saying that it was "the second time he's brought the live staging of the 1979 classic to Metro Detroit. The first time was a riveting show in October 2010 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Waters has presented "The Wall" more than 140 times since on three different continents, but it shows no signs of wear, and aside from an exasperated "ugh!" he let out mid-show, neither does Waters."

"The pinpoint timing of the show, the masterful lighting and the unbelievable staging make it an out-and-out event for the ages that everyone should experience at least once. And once it's gone, it's gone. Where is the next "The Wall" going to come from? Does Taylor Swift have something hidden up her sleeve, is Drake sitting on something big? "The Wall" is a big idea made even bigger by Waters' grand, exacting vision, and it takes a certain level of crazy to even attempt something on the level at which he's working. Even U2's gargantuan stadium epics don't touch the rich detail and grand sweep of "The Wall." So whomever is stepping up to the plate next has some pretty big shoes to fill. Let's just hope it's not all downhill from here."

The Detroit Free Press were also there and they were similarly impressed with the repeat visit of Roger to their city. "It was a night of whirling surround sound effects, eye-popping psychedelic visuals, politically charged imagery, massive inflated characters and, of course, the tour's signature piece: a towering wall, erected by stagehands as the show progressed, spanning the entire breadth of the stage. The 135-minute show, split by a 25-minute intermission, got a reliably zealous reception from a tuned-in, age-spanning Detroit crowd, as Waters and an ace band performed the set with well-rehearsed poise. "We're not surprised," Waters said late on of the audience energy, "because Detroit was always a great music town."

If you went to this show in Detroit 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 ( Friday, 08 June 2012 )
 
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