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June 10th - ORACLE ARENA, OAKLAND, CA, USA Print E-mail
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Capacity: 19,596

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621.  MAP

Website: www.coliseum.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."

For the regular sale of tickets, which started on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at 10am local time, visit Ticketmaster.com for the US shows, Ticketmaster.ca for the Canadian shows, or AXS.com. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!

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!

A return for Roger to the Oracle Arena in Oakland, for a show that went down extremely well with the audience. 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!

First, here's a video from this show, from Roger's Facebook page:

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, William Buckley

What a night!

The show started promptly at 8pm with the screen coming alive with the visual of a girl sitting on the beach and looking out towards the water. As the ambient noise grew the lights dimmed and the band took the stage. There were some updated visuals for Speak To Me and Breathe. One of These Days was particularly heavy tonight.

After a few more classics Roger played some cuts from the new album. They were great, but I wish he would have just played side four of the new album as I feel it is some of the best stuff he has ever put out. No complaints though as the band was really on fire tonight.

The first set closed out with another greatest hits segment, the standout being Welcome to the Machine.

As always the second half of the concert was even better than the first. Playing a good chunk of Animals was a great idea considering the current political climate we all seem to share. The musicians were on point and played with fire and precision. I found it hard to pay any attention to the floating pig because of how tight the band were. More on that later.

After the animals set Roger tore into Smell the Roses. Had this song come out twenty years ago it would be a Floyd classic. It struts along and is very moving live.

Roger Waters - Oakland, Oracle Arena, June 2017 Roger Waters - Oakland, Oracle Arena, June 2017
Roger Waters - Oakland, Oracle Arena, June 2017 Roger Waters - Oakland, Oracle Arena, June 2017

A few more dark side cuts and we are blessed with a reworked version of Vera and Bring the Boys that almost brought me to tears. Comfortably Numb closed it out.

I was lucky enough to see Roger at Desert Trip, and as good as that was it seemed like a dress rehearsal for tonight. This band he has put together has teeth, and the youthful energy really takes all of the songs to another plane. I have seen Roger seven times, and this is the best band he has ever toured with. I cannot say enough good things about this show and the band. It was truly breathtaking.

This completely blew David's show out of the water. I saw David last year, and while it was good it lacked the teeth and fire of this show.

There are some strong political leanings, and the crowd seemed to be of the same mind. Only one couple left due to the politics, but they should have know what they were in for if they had done any research before the concert.

As many times as I have seen Roger this was probably the best. The sound is perfect, the stage show is perfect, and the setlist is nearly perfect.

I have to admit that I was very sad seeing Roger pound his chest and wave goodbye as I know this is probably going to be the last time I see him. At least he went out on a high note.

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 ( Sunday, 11 June 2017 )
 
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