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July 28th - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL, USA Print E-mail
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Capacity: 20,000

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 1901 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60612. MAP

Website: http://www.unitedcenter.com

 

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Roger's Us + Them tour:

"We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret," said Roger Waters. "It'll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It'll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

The announcement notes that "Roger Waters' legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound. This new tour promises to be no exception; following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, US + Them will inspire crowds with its powerful delivery and take the audience on an unforgettable musical journey."

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SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: Speak to Me, Breathe, One of These Days, Time, Breathe (Reprise), The Great Gig in the Sky, Welcome to the Machine, When We Were Young, Déjà Vu, The Last Refugee, Picture That, Wish You Were Here, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, Another Brick in the Wall Part 3.
SECOND HALF:
Dogs, Pigs (Three Different Ones), Money, Us and Them, Smell the Roses, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Vera, Bring the Boys Back Home ENCORE: Comfortably Numb.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!

The third and final night in Chicago; the production now leaves the Windy City for the second time on this tour, and moves on to Milwaukee.

First, here’s a video from the show, from Roger’s official Facebook page…

We'd love to know from those attending how they felt the concert went. How was the show for you, if you were one of the fortunate ones to attend? Let us know what YOU thought!

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Mike

I attended the July 28th Roger Waters concert. The visuals were amazing. I saw David Gilmour last year at this same venue and Waters outdid Gilmour on the visuals.

The first half was a mix of Pink Floyd songs, from the albums Meddle to Dark Side of the Moon to The Wall with a few of his newer solo album mixed in. The music took the base of the original album recording and definitely added some rewrite to it. His performance of Dark Side of the Moon tour was closer to the original recordings but this was different.

The intermission was a bit weird with a police radio playing in the background.

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The second half rocked with a big chunk dedicated to Animals and Waters' political views. I was sitting up along the sides and I could see the second half screens and effects. If one was sitting on the floor seats or in the back facing the stage, one would have missed the effects.

The middle of Dogs was a little confusing as to what the rest of the band was doing on stage while the "stone" effect echoed throughout the stadium. The band not playing music were sitting on stage in pig masks drinking champagne!

The songs were from Waters new album and 70s Pink Floyd stuff. They didn't perform anything from his previous solo albums or early 60s Pink Floyd...

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, 04 August 2017 )
 
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