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May 7th - PEPSI CENTER, DENVER, CO, USA Print E-mail
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Roger Waters - The Wall ticket, Denver Pepsi Center
Roger Waters - 2012 The Wall Live Tour

Capacity: 20,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204. MAP

Website: www.pepsicenter.com

 

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A return visit for Roger's tour of The Wall - they last performed here in November 2010.

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.

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 thirty-six of the tour, and the show arrives in Denver for one night at this arena. Our friend Eric Jokinen was there, having seen the preceding show in Tulsa, and said that Denver was "overall a great show, Roger and his band sure seem to have a great time performing. The audience reaction to bring the boys back home is always powerful. Which leads into comfortably numb..."

In the media, Reverb, a website related to the Denver Post, made a return visit to the show to see how things had changed since it was last in town, in 2010. "Again, Waters' show was masterful. Waters and his team are unstoppable in this quest to remind us of Pink Floyd's impact in the live arena. His band plays fairly faithful to the original work. He and an additional singer toy only a small amount with the source material. And the creative team took Pink Floyd's original idea of constructing a towering, menacing, multi-story wall during the band's performance and later tearing it down – and pushed it over the top.

"This titular wall, in all of its forms, is one of the greatest, most artful movie screens of our time. [The show] was so powerful that you weren't surprised to look at the guy next to you in the faded “Dark Side” shirt and see an unexpected tear falling from his reddened eye.

"The only disconnect in the show was “Young Lust,” which is also one of the weakest songs on the double-album. Each song had an intimate, often literal connection with the multimedia that scored it, but “Young Lust” and its black-and-white visuals of a desirable, naked woman didn’t connect with each other. Not being a prude here. But the relationship between song and graphics just missed the mark on that one song.

"One last shout out to Waters for his very high standards. The band, which randomly included former “Saturday Night Live” bandleader G.E. Smith, was all top-notch. The sound inside the arena was the best I’ve ever heard. And the trip was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before, sober or otherwise."

If you went to this show in Denver, 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 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 ( Friday, 11 May 2012 )
 
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