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Two more outdoor Roger Waters shows in Europe 2018 Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Roger Waters Us + Them 2018 Lucca and Roma, Italy

Two more dates have been announced for the Roger Waters 2018 Australian/New Zealand/European Us + Them tour, for shows with a slight difference to the majority.

The shows are presenting the special outdoor version of Us + Them tour; this means that Europe will have three of these special concerts with the London date at Hyde Park already revealed. The show presentation has so far only been staged in Mexico City and at the historic Desert Trip Festival last year. Alongside Hyde Park, this incredible show will also be hosted in Lucca and Rome: the Historical Walls in the Tuscan city and the Circus Maximus in the Capital.

The Lucca show is part of the Lucca Summer Festival, and will see Roger return to a venue he last played at in 2006. This time there is due to be a significantly larger audience - 45,000 - around four times the audience for the previous show. The second Italian date will take place in the fascinating, historic scenery of Rome's Circus Maximus, where David Gilmour performed in 2016 during his Rattle That Lock tour.

Here are the newly announced dates:

Tickets will cost from 80 to 110 euros (for the Pit area). The pre-sales will start, for everyone, on Thursday, December 14th at 7am CET, on the sites of Ticketone.it and D'Alessandro & Galli, and from Friday, December 15th at 11am in all authorized sales points. First though, next Monday, 11th December, there will be a presale with Virgin Radio, sponsor of the concert, from 9 am. Just register on virginradio.it to receive the presale code that will make it possible to purchase the ticket on Ticketone. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!

Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European tour is announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
Zurich gets second Roger Waters show in 2018 Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 04 December 2017

Roger Waters Us + Them Tour 2018Another additional date has been announced for the Roger Waters 2018 Australian/New Zealand/European Us + Them tour, with tickets going on sale later this week.

Here is the newly announced date:

Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European tour is announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
Signed Nick Mason drum head in Teenage Cancer Trust auction Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 01 December 2017

Nick Mason signed drumhead for Teenage Cancer Trust auctionCharityStars.com are currently running a set of auctions under the festive title of "12 Drummers Drumming" - a reference to the famous "12 Days of Christmas" song.

The auctions are to raise much needed funds for the wonderful Teenage Cancer Trust charity, and offers a range of drums, drum heads and sticks from a range of artists. These include Nick Mason, Zak Starkey (son of Ringo, and The Who's drummer), Dave Grohl, and Nicko McBrain.

Nick Mason's offering, which can be seen here (click the thumbnail), is a framed drum head with the classic Pink Floyd "bubble" writing included in Nick's dedication. The auction for this ends on December 13th 2017, at 4:00pm GMT.

The charity to benefit from the twelve percussive donations is a truly worthwhile one - they strive to make the lives of young people (children, teenagers and young adults) suffering with cancer a little better, with dedicated wards, decorated and equipped with things to engage and take the minds off treatments and suffering. Visit the Teenage Cancer Trust charity website for more information and to support them via donations, or purchasing items such as their music related goodies including David Gilmour concert posters/t-shirts.

 
Roger Waters' Is This The Life We Really Want? gets Grammy Awards nomination Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 30 November 2017

Grammy Awards 60 logoOur congratulations to Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies and Darrell Thorp, engineers, and Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer, for their nomination in the 60th Grammy Awards to be held on January 28th, 2018.

Their work on Roger Waters' recent album, Is This The Life We Really Want?, has been nominated in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category, up against the likes of Bruno Mars.

Two years ago, Roger Waters received a pair of nominations - his Amused to Death reissue was nominated for Best Surround Sound Album, and his concert film for The Wall was nominated for Best Music Video/Film. Amused to Death won that category... is Roger in line for another success in these awards? We'll find out at the end of January!

 
Rome announced as the second city for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Rome, Italy from January 2018The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the critically acclaimed major retrospective of the band which recently finished at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, has now confirmed its next location on its tour.

The announcement, via a press conference with Pink Floyd founding member Nick Mason, was that it will be opening at Rome's Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) on 19th January 2018. Apart from a Rome-exclusive video, the organisers also note that there will be new exhibits added exploring Pink Floyd's relationship with Italy. This exhibition will be the first to take place at the museum under its new management, Palaexpo.

Following its highly-successful debut at London's Victoria and Albert Museum earlier this year, which saw over 400,000 people tear down the wall, the exhibition moves to Rome as its first international destination on the global landscape. The exhibition continues the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd's remaining members and is produced and promoted globally by Michael Cohl of Concert Productions International B.V. The Rome exhibition is produced in association with MondoMostre and Live Nation. Tickets are on sale today via Vivaticket.it, all Vivaticket outlet locations and by phone on +39.041.2719035.

The exhibition’s phenomenally successful and mammoth run at the V&A, described by national British newspapers as "stunning", "a real feast for the senses" and "almost as good as seeing the band live", was the most successful exhibition of its kind. The run at Rome's MACRO will be a continuation of this vast success. MACRO is located less than 1km from The Piper Club, which played host to Pink Floyd's first shows in Italy in April 1968.

As before, the flow of the exhibition, in chronological order, is enhanced throughout by music and the voices of past and present members of Pink Floyd, including Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and David Gilmour, talking about their musical experiences through their experiences and musical experimentation via sound specialist Sennheiser's intuitive GuidePORT system. This culminates in the Performance Zone, where visitors enter an immersive audio-visual space, which includes the recreation of the very last performance of all four members of the band at Live 8 in 2005 with Comfortably Numb, specially mixed using Sennheiser's ground-breaking AMBEO 3D audio technology, as well as a Rome-exclusive video of One Of These Days, taken from the band's iconic live performance in Pompeii.

Admission is priced from €18 for adults, with concessions available. Advance booking is VERY strongly advised; certain sessions for the London staging quickly sold out. We'd also advise you to book sessions that start no later than lunchtime if you really want to take your time over the exhibition - we had many reports of people spending five or more hours absorbing all the detail in London! 


 
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