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August 30th - VASIL LEVSKI NATIONAL STADIUM, SOFIA, BULGARIA Print E-mail
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Roger Waters 2013 Sofia ticket

Capacity: 60,000
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: bulevard Evlogi Georgiev, Sofia, Bulgaria. MAP

Website: www.sofia-guide.com

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives in Bulgaria to play in the Vasil Levski National Stadium.

The RogerWaters.com presales have begun, with advance tickets available to those who had registered their interest in particular cities. General sale tickets can be purchased through Ticketpro.bg and other 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 Georg for sending in the ticket scan to the right.

Update, August 8th
The Sofia Globe this evening reports that the Roger Waters concert on August 30th at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in the Bulgarian city, could have a dramatic effect on a potential upcoming football fixture.

They note that: "Ludogorets Razgrad qualified earlier this week for the Uefa Champions League play-off round by defeating Partizan Belgrade. The play-off round is due to be played on August 20/21 and August 27/28. If the Uefa draw in Nyon on August 9 sets Ludogorets as the home team for the second match of the tie, then the club will be unable to play the match at Vassil Levski stadium, which has been booked by concert organisers Sofia Music Enterprises for the several [days] prior to the gig.

"The stadium is the only one in Bulgaria certified to host Uefa Champions League matches at this stage of the competition. This prompted an angry tirade from club owner Kiril Domouschiev in an interview with local television station bTV. 'The only stadium in Bulgaria that is licenced by Uefa and is the national stadium at that, turns out to have signed a contract, for a lengthy period, for some concert. Some colossal walls are to be built and it seems that we use the national stadium as a concert hall instead of its actual purpose,' Domuschiev said.

"Domuschiev blamed the stadium's management, saying his team might be forced to play its home game abroad and issued a not-so-subtle threat: 'If we are going to play abroad, maybe it is best that we move the team and the investment abroad too, because it is shameful that there is not a single stadium in this country.'"

Bulgaria's Sports Minister Mariana Georgieva said that the team will play at Vassil Levski National Stadium whatever date the draw assigns for its home match, but did not comment on what would happen to The Wall Live. Sofia Music Enterprises have not commented on the issue yet either. Naturally, should the concert change date or venue, we will let you know as soon as we know...

Our friend Joeri Buhrer Tavanier wanted to share some links of media reports on the concert in Sofia.

Bulgarian National Television has a short clip here: bnt.bg/bg/news/view/107214/stenata_v_sofija

This is a link of Roger's visit to the grave of Major Thompson: bnt.bg/bg/news/view/107200/rodjyr_uotyrs_se_pokloni_na_groba_na_major_tompsyn

Roger asked to be left alone at the grave site, but agreed to answer question afterwards. When asked if there were still wars worth dying for he said "no". "The least I could do when coming was to come here [to his grave] and honour him", Roger said.

Today's cultural morning show on Bulgarian National TV was also devoted to The Wall. Full programme here: bnt.bg/bg/productions/121/edition/34022/denjat_zapochva_s_kultura_30_avgust_2013. The item on Roger starts at approx. 1.55 minutes.

UPDATE, September 8th: As at today, the huge poster below is still on display in Sofia, but then I guess it takes a few people, and specialist equipment, to remove such a big advertisement!

Roger Waters Sofia 2013 poster

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/The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes, 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 eighteen of the tour, and as our friend Joeri tells us below, Roger built in a bit of local comment during Mother, as there is currently a movement to try and remove the current government. There's just nine shows left of the tour... if you went to this show in Sofia, 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 COMMENTS and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Joeri Buhrer Tavanier

The Wall in Sofia is over now. Roger paid tribute to ongoing anti-Goverment protests during Mother, when the screen said "ostavka" (resign) at approx. 2 minutes when he sings "mother should I trust the Government?" There were then the cheers of thousands, who after the song then shouted "ostavka":

Roger Waters - Sofia 2013 Roger Waters - Sofia 2013 Roger Waters - Sofia 2013

CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS

Hopefully coming soon - we welcome all contributions!

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 September 2013 )
 
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