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June 12th - GOLDEN 1 CENTER, SACRAMENTO, CA, USA Print E-mail
Golden 1 Center
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Capacity: 19,000

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA. MAP

Website: www.golden1center.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."

VIP package sales and Citi presale tickets began on Monday, October 17th. Citi is the official credit card of the Roger Waters – Us + Them 2017 tour. Citi cardmembers had access to presale tickets for US dates only beginning on Monday, October 17th at 10am local time through Citi's Private Pass Program (for details visit citiprivatepass.com). For the regular sale of tickets, which starts on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st, visit either Ticketmaster.com for the US shows, or Ticketmaster.ca for the Canadian shows. 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!

Remaining in California for the third of his shows in the state, Roger and his team performed here in Sacramento for a very appreciative crowd. 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, Diana Allen

Last April (2016) we saw David Gilmour in Chicago. The concerts were so spectacular that when we heard Roger Waters was going on tour, we were a little nervous to get tickets because we didn’t want anything to wreck our wonderful Pink Floyd memories from Gilmour’s concerts. We however had to get tickets and how glad we are that we did. Our worries were so unfounded, and how silly it seems that we were even reluctant to go in the first place. Seeing Roger Waters live only increased our love and fandom for Pink Floyd.

Last night, we arrived at the Golden 1 Center just over an hour before the concert was to begin. There were many people on the streets around the arena, on the plaza, and in the arena. People were excited to see Roger, the excitement in the air was palpable. At 8:00 (the time the concert was to start) a picture slowing came to life, on the giant screen, of a woman sitting on a beach. The movie was peaceful, the woman sitting, the tide slowly coming in, with sounds from the beach. It doesn’t seem like that would make one excited for a concert but it set the mood perfectly.

Around 8:20 in the most exciting way the concert began. At once, you heard the voice from Speak to Me coming from the corner of the arena with the sound effects sounding like they are zooming around you with amazing visuals on the giant screen. Between the amazing sounds and the visuals, my heart skipped a beat, it felt like I was in a dream, this couldn’t be real, I couldn’t be seeing Roger Waters live. It was real however and it was the most visually stunning, beautiful concert.

The first half was over an hour long. I did not read anything about the concerts to avoid spoilers. I wanted to be surprised, and I was. Roger did a remarkable job of making the songs, visuals, lights, and sounds all fit and blend together perfectly. There was a continuity, a thread, and theme that ran throughout the concert. It’s rare to see especially considering the volume of albums, and songs that he had to choose from. It all worked, I don’t know how you make songs from 7 different albums all seem like they were all from one, but he did. Highlights in the first half for me included One of These Days, Welcome to the Machine, and the closing of the half with The Happiest Days of Our Lives and Another Brick in the Wall Parts 2 and 3.

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Intermission was about 20 minutes. Roger had CB chatter playing, with sirens on occasion. It was unique and fit the mood of the concert. The second half started as outstanding as the first half. To our surprise lowering from the ceiling was a Battersea Power Station with real smoke and lights. Dogs, and Pigs (Three Different Ones) were played with the Power Station up and an inflatable pig roaming the arena. Huge side screens came up on either side of the power station, from our seats we couldn’t see what was on the screens but I heard they were something else. During the middle section of Dogs with the synthesizers solo and dog barks, Roger and the rest of the musicians (not on keyboards) put on sheep, dog, and pig masks, sat at a table and drank champagne. It was brilliant.

The second half was about an hour also. It went by too quickly. I loved Brain Damage and Eclipse they are some of my favorite Pink Floyd songs. Ones that I can’t listen to just once when listening to Dark Side. The arrangement Roger did was beautiful. The encore did not disappoint with Vera/Bring the Boys Back Home and of course Comfortably Numb. Comfortably Numb, was very different than how David performed it but just as good. It felt like a celebration, a culminating highlight for not only his show but his career.

The concert was better than I ever could have imagined. Roger Waters is a genius. He loves his songs, and his work, it was wonderful to see his excitement and enjoyment.

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, 16 June 2017 )
 
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