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August 4th - ITU STADYUMU, ISTANBUL, TURKEY Print E-mail
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Roger Waters - Istanbul, Turkey 2013 ticket

Capacity: 28,000 (tbc)
Concert starts: 9pm

Address of venue: Reşitpaşa Mh., 34467 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey. MAP

Website: www.mkn.itu.edu.tr/

 

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Roger's tour of The Wall arrives at a University campus, and the rather small looking stadium on site. It's a venue which appears to be a little basic but could prove to be a very interesting location for this show...

The RogerWaters.com presales have taken place, with advance tickets available to those who had registered their interest in particular cities. General sale tickets have gone on sale through Biletix.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 Okan for sending in the ticket scan of the VIP ticket, which you can see to the right (click the thumbnail). The date of the concert was moved from August 3rd, to August 4th.

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 seven of the tour, and the production arrives in the Turkish city of Istanbul. As part of the show, some Turkish people were especially included in the projections, as you will see below. Three days rest now before Prague, in the Czech Republic, gets the smaller, indoor version of the show.

If you went to this show in Istanbul, 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, PICTURE, VIDEO, AND PICTURE LINKS by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Caglayan Toksoz

Below are some fresh pictures and videos of The Wall Istanbul concert and one statement about one of Waters' inspirations [about music and his entire career] before the concert.

On August 4, 2013, in an interview with a Turkish newspaper, Hurriyet, Roger Waters stated that "I was about 15. In the middle of the night with friends, we were listening to jazz. It was Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles's version. Then I thought 'One day, if I make someone feel only one twentieths of what I am feeling now, it will be quite enough for me'." The article, in Turkish, can be read here.

During the concert, Roger made a statement in Turkish (this video shot by Erdal Mahir Curan):

In Turkish:
Hosgeldiniz. Burada olmaktan cok mutluyum (while he continues his statement, audience chanting background as "Her Yer Taksim, Her Yer Direnis" & "Everywhere is Taksim, Everywhere is Resistance"). Buradaki cocuklar icin bir alkis lutfen. (Chanting continues). [He says something more in Turkish but it was quite hard to recognize what he said] ... ve adalet için ... Jean Charles de Menezes adamak istiyorum ve dunyadaki devlet teroru kurbanlarina. (Chanting continues). Sizi hep hatirlayacagiz. [And he points out the victims' pictures of the Taksim Gezi Park protests on 'The Wall']. (Chanting continues). [He starts to sing 'Mother'].

In English:
Welcome. I am very happy to be here. Applause please for these great children here. I dedicate [this song] to Jean Charles de Menezes, to [unrecognized names said in Turkish but quite possibly he mentioned the names on the wall], to justice and to the victims of state terror. We will always remember you. [Then he points out the pictures].

Roger Waters - Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

The following are links to various pictures hosted mainly on Twitter:

CONCERT REVIEW, PICTURES and LINKS by BD CONTRIBUTORS, Alev Kizilkaya

Roger Waters not only granted our wish… far beyond our wish he dedicated the concert and all songs to the 5 young guys who lost their life at the gezi protests during his performance in Istanbul last night. Everybody in Turkey not only audience …- many people shared their thanks, feelings and tears via social media - were really really happy because of this gesture. It means so much for us….Because there is so much pressure and pain ongoing nowadays in Turkey and many people had lost their hopes especially hence young people dying for more rights and democracy… But the concert and that the victims were honoured, the gesture of Roger Waters gave them/us strength again… as many people stated in social media… Also the whole Turkish classical media, major newspapers covered the story… But for me personally the best thing was that the families of the 5 guys who were remembered - especially the one who was a Pink Floyd Fan - appreciated it and shared their thanks and feelings also via social media…

In details the pictures of 5 guys which were killed during the protests were displayed to the “wall” and then Roger spoke in Turkish saying: That he want applause for this brave guys… That he wanted to give this concert in Turkey/Istanbul for demanding justice; democracy and therefore he is dedicating the concert and all songs to all “victims of government terror" of the world.

Here are some links - they are in Turkish. The first are the comments from the brothers of the 5 guys who were honoured:

These are articles on the subject from major Turkish media outlets (the last two links are photo galleries with pics from the concert):

 

CONCERT REVIEWS and PICTURES by other BD CONTRIBUTORS

Hopefully coming soon - we welcome all contributions!


The following is the full concert in a range of quality, right up to 1080p high def:

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 August 2013 )
 
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