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June 11th - LANXESS ARENA, COLOGNE, GERMANY Print E-mail
LANXESS Arena, Cologne
Roger Waters - Cologne 2018 ticket
 

Capacity: 20,000

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 50679 Köln, Germany. MAP

Website: www.lanxess-arena.de

 

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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 started on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd at 10am CET (local time), visit Ticketmaster.de. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated! Our thanks to Martin Geyer for the ticket scan shown to the right - click thumbnail to see in greater detail.

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, Comfortably Numb.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

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

Back in Germany for another couple of concerts, tonight's show in Cologne, then Munich.

It now seems pretty certain that what was the penultimate selection (either Mother, or Wait For Her, Oceans Apart, Part Of Me Died) is now permanently to be left out of the show. We presume Roger decided to drop it, so that there is a better flow between Brain Damage/Eclipse, and Comfortably Numb...

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

As with previous recent nights, Roger made an impassioned speech after the band introductions, and here is a complete video of Roger's emotional addressing of 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!

COMMENTS and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Michael Nickel

Last Monday, on my way to Roger Waters Live in Cologne, just before the motorway access to the A31 a funny situation arose. I suddenly had a cattle truck with a promising vehicle lettering in front of me. Spontaneously, I took a picture of it.

At the time I did not know what to expect in Cologne, but I think "Better Pigs" is not bad and was a fitting welcome to Roger's show in Cologne. And that's how it was: the pig theme was celebrated excessively!

On the way to see Roger Waters in Cologne, June 2018 Resist confetti from Roger Waters in Cologne, June 2018

Also of interest is the triangular logo in the lower area, which also reminiscent in a funny way on "The Dark Side of the Moon".

The show itself was simply fantastic, and here are some pictures from it!

Roger Waters - Cologne, Germany, June 11th 2018 Roger Waters - Cologne, Germany, June 11th 2018
Roger Waters - Cologne, Germany, June 11th 2018 Roger Waters - Cologne, Germany, June 11th 2018
Roger Waters - Cologne, Germany, June 11th 2018 Roger Waters - Cologne, Germany, June 11th 2018
Roger Waters - Cologne, Germany, June 11th 2018 Roger Waters - Cologne, Germany, June 11th 2018

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, 12 August 2018 )
 
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