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May 28th - REXALL PLACE, EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA Print E-mail
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Roger Waters - Rexall Place 2012 ticket

Capacity: 13,000

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 7300 116th Ave, Edmonton, T5B 4M9, Canada. MAP

Website: www.rexall-place.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives in Edmonton, and a venue - the Rexall Place - which Roger last performed in back in 2007. Five years later, The Wall will be built in the venue where people saw the Dark Side Of The Moon...

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 through this link to Ticketmaster.ca. 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 John Fish 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 forty-four of the tour, and the first of a pair of nights in Edmonton. The Edmonton Journal were at the show, and their review notes that: "Fittingly, Roger Waters’ The Wall Live was a concert with four sides: spellbinding, nostalgic, unnerving and political. Add “decadent,” but no one’s complaining.

"Building brick-by-brick an enormous white-stacked wall, which literally hid the band by the end of the first act, this act of deliberate theatre was frankly about the coolest thing I can ever recall seeing in the NHL rink. It’s possible I might remember something better later, but the atmosphere was especially distracting, what with the two bros on the floor beside me finding their way onto the next level with a spreading octopus of contact high.

"In terms of a play-by-play, The Wall’s first act (we called them records once) was immediately politicized in a valid yet helpless criticism of murder in the name of war. Opening with an audio sample from Spartacus, ironic critiques of capitalism were projected alongside Nazi-looking soldiers rising on a platform, an absolute waterfall of sparkling fireworks ending with an airplane on a wire knocking down a section of the wall in a ball of fire. No, really.

"For Another Brick in the Wall (Part II), children from Edmonton’s Ecole Greenview School senior choir – Grade 5 and 6 students – came out and danced, singing the unforgettable “we don’t need no education” under a giant inflatable schoolmaster with piercing red spotlight eyes. Again, really.

"Of course, we all know how this story ends, or should. The wall comes down, starting with the reprise of the opening number In the Flesh, which soon found a red-black-white-adorned Waters firing a fake machine-gun into the audience as a giant inflatable pig floated overhead tattooed with “everything will be all right” and “trust us.”

"Just totally off the rails, a blur of giant puppets, walls of blood, screeching lyrics and imagery of corporate, ideological and religious symbols raining down from the sky. Subtle it was not, every second asking us in the most direct way to perhaps give the slightest consideration of how much control we casually let slip over to governments and police in an increasingly technological state.

"If you can get into this show at any point in the future I suggest you do so. It’s an incredible spectacle, and if you don’t mind, I’m going to watch the finale. Don’t worry, everything will be all right."

If you went to this show in Edmonton, 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 ( Tuesday, 29 May 2012 )
 
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