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August 23rd - ERNST-HAPPEL-STADION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA Print E-mail
Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Roger Waters - Vienna 2013 ticket

Capacity: 68,000
Concert starts: 9pm

Address of venue: Meiereistraße 7, A - 1020 Vienna, Austria. MAP

Website: www.stadthalle.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives in Austria at what was originally lined up to be quite an unusual venue. The Donauinsel (Danube Island) is a long, narrow island, in central Vienna, Austria, between the Danube river and the parallel excavated channel Neue Donau ("New Danube"). The initial tour announcement was for this venue; a few days later, it was changed to the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, part of the Stadthalle complex.

The RogerWaters.com presales have now begun, with advance tickets available to those who had registered their interest in particular cities. General sale tickets went on sale to the general public at 9am CST on Saturday, November 24th through Eventim.de, OETicket.com and other official agents (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 Martin Geyer for the ticket scan shown to the right, and to Marc who also sent in a scan, a short while after we received the scan from Martin!

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!

SET LIST
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 fifteen of the twenty-seven of the 2013 tour, and a show in the lovely capital of Austria, Vienna. Our friend Chris Wells found himself in the fortunate position of being the choreographer for the Another Brick kids' choir (The Vienna English Choir) at the performance, and thanks to Chris, we have some unique pictures from preparations for the concert, here.

The first three pictures are from the first rehearsal, and are © Andreas Graf. In the first picture, Chris is on the left, and on the right is Tom Meyer of Electric Parlour Entertainment:

Roger Waters - Vienna 2013 kids' choir Roger Waters - Vienna 2013 kids' choir Roger Waters - Vienna 2013 kids' choir

The following pictures are from the day of the show itself, and show the kids with Roger having nailed the Another Brick routine, then Roger, alone, soundchecking by running through Mother:

Roger Waters - Vienna 2013 kids' choir Roger Waters - Vienna 2013 Mother soundcheck

Finally, here's how it went on the night itself with The Vienna English Choir as the kids chorus:

If you went to this show in Vienna, 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, Jock Ross

My 7th viewing of The Wall brought me to my favourite city, Vienna. Situated only 25 min walk from our hotel, we had a nice walk down through Hauptallee Park to the Ernst Happel Stadium. You could see on the walk up to the venue the crew trucks parked at the side of stadium. As a theatre technician it really hits home just how massive this show is to tour and the time and effort required bringing it to different cities night after night.

The stadium was very nice and the weather, although cloudy was fine for an outdoor concert. First noticeable change for me was the additional projections of the band (my last viewing was New York July 2012). The sound was also massively improved. I worried that being outdoors the impressive sound may be lost in the wind and massive stadium, but it is obvious Roger has kept his promise about bringing in every last spectator into the show, by setting up a surround sound system were every note and sound effect can be heard crystal clear.

Merchandise seemed pretty much the same as the last leg of the tour. I had standing tickets which did hamper my enjoyment slightly, with people walking past and constantly filming on their phones but overall the crowd were great and nothing tarnished my overall enjoyment of my favourite show in my favourite city.

Next stops… Berlin, London then the big 10th show in Manchester.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTORS, Marc & Lex

And so the tour of 2013 begins for us tonight in Vienna. We will visit five concerts in the next few weeks. After a flight to Vienna we arrive early in the morning. Time to see some beautiful buildings in this wonderful city. At the end of the afternoon we went with the tube to the Ernst Happel stadium. The stadium is almost sold out and the weather is perfect. We are ready to see what should be a perfect show.

After the request "not to flash with your camera" the show begins but all the very, very bright lights at the tribunes stay on! This was not a fault because they stayed on for the rest of the show. Unbelievable and unacceptable that someone in the organisation made this decision that would spoil the view to the wall for many of thousands of fans!

Of course, the band was in great shape, the sound (effects) were even (much) better than during the 2011 shows but The Wall must be seen in a (pretty) dark surroundings to see the video on the wall in a sharp and clear way. Happy to see the first concert but disappointed about the ruined views we go back to the beautiful city center. Well, tomorrow we go to Budapest by train to see the show in the Puskas Ferenc stadium.

CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS

Hopefully coming soon - we welcome all contributions!

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 August 2013 )
 
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