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June 6th - VAN ANDEL ARENA, GRAND RAPIDS, MI, USA Print E-mail
Van Andel Arena
Roger Waters - 2012 The Wall Live tour ticket

Capacity: 12,858
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 130 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. MAP

Website: www.vanandelarena.com

 

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Furthering the promise to bring The Wall to places missed previously, Roger brings the production to Grand Rapids for this show at the Van Andel. Next up, the historic Wrigley Field in Chicago...

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 Joe VanDyke 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 fifty of the tour, and the end of the tour is now in sight - but first things first, and this stop off in Grand Rapids. Local Michigan press M Live were there and called the production "an immaculate sound-and-vision spectacular" noting that "it's amazingly elaborate, impeccably executed and possibly unforgettable - even for the stone-sober."

If you went to this show in Grand Rapids 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, Joe VanDyke

The show was fantastic of course. I saw Roger do the Wall in October 2010 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, and this was overall a better show than the first experience. Sound quality was better in Grand Rapids than at the Palace. Van Andel Arena is much smaller, and it looks like they bring the sound equipment into a smaller place and it just makes it so much more powerful. There were subtle differences in stage effects, video, and film that just made it even better. I feel so lucky to have been able to see such a show once, and now twice is just amazing.

The crowd in Grand Rapids really seemed to love it also. The reactions were overwhelming, and Roger made mention of what a great crowd we were. I don't get the sense he says the same canned lines at the end of a show, so his appreciation of a good crowd seemed heart felt. He really seemed moved at how into it everybody was. I sat in the lower bowl, looking straight at the stage, dead center. Perfect seats to see the show. The people around me really seemed blown away by the production, saying things like "this is way more than I thought it was going to be." It really is shocking how well the technology is used to present this show.

As the wall came down at the end, one large section of it tumbled back toward the instruments rather than toward the crowd. That was kind of funny to watch.

All in all, a perfect show once again.

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, 25 June 2012 )
 
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