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Roger Waters announces The Wall Live 2010 tour dates Print E-mail
Written by Arash Danesh   
Monday, 12 April 2010

roger_the_wall_2010_promo_shot.jpgToday we finally have the official word on Roger Waters' confirmed dates for his 2010 The Wall tour. One of the greatest and most ambitious stagings of any kind in music history, The Wall will be back on the road in North America with a 35-date run starting on September 15th in Toronto and going through December 13th in Anaheim.

As most of our readers know, the initial stagings of The Wall proved to be some of the most logistically challenging undertakings of its time, with props and equipment weighing in at +30 tons, hence rendering the tour limited in mobility as the stage was "built-in" into each of the four venues that hosted the initial 31 performances of The Wall. But now with the advancement of technology and such, taking the show on the road has become more feasible and so, more fans will have the chance to see The Wall live, the concert event of a lifetime.

Roger has this to say on why he is doing The Wall again now:

"I recently came across this quote of mine from 22 years ago:Roger Waters The Wall 2010

”What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?”

I believe this is still a supremely relevant question and the jury is out. There is a lot of commercial clutter on the net, and a lot of propaganda, but I have a sense that just beneath the surface understanding is gaining ground. We just have to keep blogging, keep twittering, keep communicating, keep sharing ideas.

30 Years ago when I wrote The Wall I was a frightened young man. Well not that young, I was 36 years old.

It took me a long time to get over my fears. Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with it’s concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns.: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, Whatever! All these issues and ‘isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life.

This new production of The Wall is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years.

In some quarters, among the chattering classes, there exists a cynical view that human beings as a collective are incapable of developing more ‘humane’ ie, kinder, more generous, more cooperative, more empathetic relationships with one another.

I disagree.

In my view it is too early in our story to leap to such a conclusion, we are after all a very young species.

I believe we have at least a chance to aspire to something better than the dog eat dog ritual slaughter that is our current response to our institutionalized fear of each other.

I feel it is my responsibility as an artist to express my, albeit guarded, optimism, and encourage others to do the same. To quote the great man, ”You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”
- Roger Waters, 2010"

Roger Waters
 The Wall Live 2010 dates:

Sept. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

Sept. 20 – Chicago, IL @ United Center

Sept. 21 – Chicago, IL @ United Center

Sept. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center

Sept. 28 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Sept. 30 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden

Oct. 5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Oct. 8 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
Oct. 10 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center

Oct. 12 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum

Oct. 15 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center

Oct. 17 – Ottawa, ON @ ScotiaBank Place
Oct. 19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

Oct. 22 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center

Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Oct. 26 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center

Oct. 27 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 29 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Oct. 30 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Nov. 3 – New York, NY @ Izod Center

Nov. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center

Nov. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center

Nov. 13 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center

Nov. 16 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum

Nov. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena

Nov. 20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

Nov. 21 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Nov. 23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

Nov. 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

Nov. 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center

Nov. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

Dec. 6 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion

Dec. 10 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place

Dec. 11 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

Dec. 13 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
 

Tickets will be on sale through www.ticketmaster.com and we'd really appreciate it if you clicked on our link to Ticketmaster as this will give us much needed assistance with things like site hosting costs and such like.

More info on ticketing will follow but for now, you can go to tickets.rogerwaters.com and register for a draw to participate in the rogerwaters.com presales.

 
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