Online pharmacy http://premier-pharmacy.com http://www.buyambienmed.com
   
Pink Floyd RSS News Feed

Statistics

We have 5 guests online
Visitors: 57201905
black strat book
Nick Mason Inside Out signed copy
Brain Damage and A Fleeting Glimpse
Home arrow Roger Waters 2018
April 13th - PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA, SPAIN Print E-mail
stjordi
Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain 2018 ticket
Roger Waters - Barcelona poster

Capacity: 16,000
Concert starts: 8:00pm

Address of venue: Pg. Olímpic, 5-7 08038 Barcelona, Spain. MAP

Website: www.bsmsa.cat

 

 

COMMENTS

Roger's Us + Them tour heads into Europe following the successful 2017 shows in the US and Canada.

At the original announcement, the following was revealed:

"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."

Those who have attended - or have seen pictures/video of - the US and Canadian shows, will know just how spectacular and moving this new production is, and how it is a show you really shouldn't miss! 

For the regular sale of tickets, which began on October 11th at 10am CET (local time) visit Ticketmaster.es. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!

Our thanks to Nick Spekkels for sending in the ticket scan, and the poster seen on the streets of Barcelona. To see either in more detail, just click the thumbnails to the right.

Below, Nick also kindly supplied some articles from Spanish newspapers which appeared the day after this concert took place. Again, click each to see them in more detail than is shown below.

 

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, 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, Mother, Comfortably Numb.

 

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

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

The first show of the European leg of 2018 Us + Them tour in the beautiful city of Barcelona, in Spain. The set list has returned to its normal one, with Mother returned as the penultimate song (as opposed to the trio of songs which conclude his recent album, occasionally used in this part of the set, and in the previous show (the last of the Australian/New Zealand tour).

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!

The concert got a lot of attention from the local media, as the review below, by Nick Spekkels, discusses, and Nick kindly sent in pictures of some of the newspaper articles he saw:

Roger Waters in Barcelona, Spain 2018 - newspaper article Roger Waters in Barcelona, Spain 2018 - newspaper article
Roger Waters in Barcelona, Spain 2018 - newspaper article Roger Waters in Barcelona, Spain 2018 - newspaper article

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Nick Spekkels

Friday the 13th of April, Barcelona, the first concert from Roger in Europe for this tour.

On the way from Amsterdam to Barcelona we already got introduced to the Spanish Pink Floyd enthusiasm as we saw a nice article in the airplane magazine (Vueling) about the upcoming Waters show.

The venue Palau Sant Jordi is part of the 1992 Olympic park and a great place for concerts. We had seats on the 8th row in the middle of the arena, so probably one of the best places to be for the second half of the show to see the screens, but it was a bit far from the podium itself I must say.

The sound itself was good, however the sound of the effects was over all speakers (surround) and the sound from the band only came from the 2 front speakers. This gave a problem in some songs where the "special sound effects" are mixed in the song, like the bridge between Happiest Days Of Our Lives and Another Brick In the Wall part 2, but also during Time, Welcome To The Machine, Dogs, etc.. Imagine the song Dogs and then the lines "Just another sad old man, All alone and dying of cancer..." At the end of the last word the sung part goes into the sound effect echo, but that just did not sound right having the song part from two front speakers and then the effect much harder from the surrounding speakers!

Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels
Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels
Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels Roger Waters - Barcelona, Spain, 2018 - pic: Nick Spekkels

In regards of Roger, he was quite joyful and amused, he really seemed to enjoy giving the performance. Also I must say his vocals were good (much better than the last live show I saw back in 2013), perhaps the short break between Australia and Europe was a welcome break? The show itself was awesome, light effects, screen movies, the band and a joyful Roger made it a great night.

The playlist was the same as most shows. I loved Deja Vu, I like the song itself, but hearing it live for the first time gave me goosebumps. However funnily enough after that came The Last Refugee and to me personally it just did not have that same effect. I also noticed that the crowd around me was not keeping the attention during that song, people started chatting a bit. It is a nice song with a great message, but it is I think just not a song for a live show. Picture That on the other hand is a great live-show song, really enjoyed that one too.

During the second half Dogs and Pigs were to me the real highlights of the show, great songs, great performance and nice show elements.

At the end the Prism laser effects during Brain Damage and Eclipse were awesome, I saw pictures in beforehand, but seeing it live just is not comparable with the pix.

Next morning I saw on TV in a Spanish breakfast show a 5 minute special on Waters. Also most newspapers had a big article about the show next day, but all in Spanish, so can't tell you what they wrote, sorry ;-)

All in all a great show with a great performance of Roger! Looking forward already to the Amsterdam shows in June ;-)

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 ( Thursday, 03 May 2018 )
 
< Prev   Next >
Brain Damage on Facebook Follow Brain Damage on Twitter Brain Damage's YouTube channel
Pink Floyd Calendar

Next 20 concerts

Pink Floyd on iTunes
Donate to Brain Damage
Behind The Wall book
Pink Floyd: Backstage book
HeYou Floyd Fanzine - order details
www.Brain-Damage.co.uk - the Pink Floyd, David Gilmour & Roger Waters news & info site
All content except where noted otherwise is © Brain Damage/Matt Johns 2018.
Please see 'About Brain Damage' page for legal details and the small print!
Website generously designed and built by 3B Web Design