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June 9th - U ARENA DE NANTERRE, LA DEFENSE, PARIS, FRANCE Print E-mail
U Arena de Nanterre
Roger Waters ticket - Paris, France, June 2018

Capacity: 40,000

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 99 Jardins de l'Arche, 92000 Nanterre, France. MAP

Website: www.uarena.com

 

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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, DECEMBER 1st at 10am CET (local time), visit Ticketmaster.fr. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!

Our thanks to Roger Henri for kindly supplying the ticket scan shown to the right.

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!

The last of two spectacular nights in the French capital, at this large (40,000) modern arena. Due to its size, in particular, the high roof, the central screens bisecting the audience couldn't be used. Thus, a huge rear screen, as seen at the Desert Trip shows, complete with Battersea Power Station chimneys, was used. As they weren't able to conclude the show in the normal way (confetti etc.) they made amends for show finale with the use of fireworks at the conclusion of Comfortably Numb.

As with the four shows which preceded tonight (the first night in Paris, two nights in Berlin, and the one night in Mannheim), neither Mother, nor Wait For Her/Oceans Apart/Part Of Me Died, were performed. We now think it is a permanent change, to adjust the flow of the final part of the set list...

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 by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Dave Crook

What an odd place for a gig... the new stadium (arena 92) for Racing 92 rugby club, a 3 sided rugby stadium built last year and yet already looking a bit tatty inside (or the bit we where in) ... situated a short walk from the last stop on the metro and behind la Defense... it reminded me of the awful Docklands Arena when that opened (yes I'm that old) - in a cultural wasteland... no shops, bars or restaurants nearby, or did I miss them... Was Bercy booked out last weekend???

Considering this was the second night the sound for the first 2 songs was terrible - the bass kept sounding like a clap - it was far from warm and full and possibly because there were two being played at the same time... this thankfully changed by song 3.

The venue on Saturday looked barely 2/3rds full... the upper tiers were empty and the rear of the fosse was an enormous gaping hole.

Roger though sounded a bit hoarse... a punishing schedule possibly taking its toll.

The concert was of course an exceptional piece of theatre - the band are tight and it was a joy to finally hear 90% of Animals live... it's a shame he dropped the 3 songs from the previous dates and kept 'Brick in the Wall' in the set - I must have seen that 20+ times now... and it's time it was retired.

The projections/films were superb and the narrative worked... the light pyramid was stunning.

I would have loved to have seen the descending screens dissect the audience - it's a shame that appears to have gone - the excuse the roof was too high is an odd one and will be interesting to hear if it's used at the Ziggodome in Amsterdam ...

I'm looking forward to seeing it outside in London... probably in the rain.

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, 15 June 2018 )
 
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