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Roger Waters interviewed about The Wall Tour Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 07 November 2010

Mail on Sunday In today's Mail on Sunday newspaper (UK) there's a fascinating six-page article and interview with Roger Waters, looking at the spectacular $60 million live show presenting The Wall to fans in North America and Europe.

The article talks in detail about the logistics of the tour - one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever staged - and also talks at length about Roger's family story, in particular his father, who died at Anzio in 1944, with Roger just months old.

‘I said I couldn’t [do The Wall],’ Roger said. ‘But it wouldn’t go away and I wondered whether we could. It was incredibly difficult to do back in 1980 and we lost a lot of money, but I thought maybe it was possible now. [Production designer] Mark [Fisher] said technology had come a long way and that people spend a lot more on tickets than they used to. He thought we’d be able to break even, maybe even come out with some gravy. So I thought, “OK, we’ll do it.”’

‘Everyone said that a show like this could never be toured,’ says Fisher, who also designed the original production. The Mail note that a year ago, when Waters asked him to get involved again, he dug out his original notes, drawings and photographs to remind him how the show had been staged back then. The animations have taken the best part of a year to devise and the wall-builders rehearsed on their own in an empty stadium for a month before they practised with the lighting, sound and video crews for a week, then with the band for another week.

Read the full article here - it's worth checking out...

 
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