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Roger Waters - The Wall ticket, Brazil

Capacity: 46,931
Concert starts: 9pm (confirmed)

Address of venue: R. Arquias Cordeiro - Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil. MAP

Website: To be confirmed



Roger's tour of The Wall continues its journey around Brazil, arriving at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange for a single night in March. Should be very popular indeed! The stadium opened in 2007, and looks stunning. The concert was rescheduled due to the intense interest in tickets for the Argentinian shows, and was originally due to take place on March 25th.

General sale tickets are now on sale, through The presales have taken place for those who have pre-registered their interest in this location. The public sale will also see a limited number of VIP packages made available for each show on the tour.

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: In the Flesh, The Thin Ice, Another Brick in the Wall Part 1, The Happiest Days of our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, Mother, Goodbye Blue Sky, Empty Spaces, What Shall We Do Now, Young Lust, One of My Turns, Don't Leave Me Now, Another Brick in the Wall Part 3, The Last Few Bricks, Goodbye Cruel World
Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, Nobody Home, Vera, Bring the Boys Back Home, Comfortably Numb, The Show Must Go On, In The Flesh, Run Like Hell, Waiting for the Worms, Stop, The Trial, Outside the Wall.



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

Night twenty-eight of the tour, and the second of four nights in Brazil, performing to a hugely enthusiastic audience. By the sound of it, the show went extremely well in front of the large crowd.

We had an initial report from our friend Charles Portilho, who was at the concert. "Very dificult to define this event in a few words. I've been attended Roger concerts 2002 and 2007 in Rio, but this time he proved he is THE MAN. The Wall is very very impressive when we are in front of the stage. The shows city to city are similars but is always a surprise when we are in the flesh into the stadium. Very touchable. The concert was dedicated for all people victim of state terrorism among them Jean Charles De Menezes a Brazilian, killed in a London tube train by the English Police.

"Roger brings to us a message of hope and chiefly a message for not crossing our arms when people are dead every moment in several parts of the world. Thanks Roger again. THE WALL will be forever in our minds." Since these initial comments, Charles has now written a fuller review which you can read below.

Nearly fifty thousand were in attendance; if you were one of these, who went to this show in Rio De Janeiro, please let us know what you thought of the event, and if anything interesting or different happened if you've been to previous shows and can compare. Next stop - Sao Paolo!


As I did 2002 and 2007, I arrived with my wife at Botafogo Stadium three hours before the start of the gig, but, there were already a lot of fans near the stage and this time my place was 50 meters from the stage.

The gig started 30 minutes late and the crowd was impatient. In my particular view I think the organization was not so good. My vision to the stage was a little bad cause the stage needed to be at least 1 meter higher. Sometimes I couldn’t see Roger and the band. My wife, for example, saw most of the show through the screens.

To be on my feet through 6 hours was also too bad. To enjoy THE WALL we need chairs and tranquility. Here in Rio was terrible this part. Coming back to the show...

I really think Roger proved again currently HE DOES THE BEST SHOWS ON EARTH. The Wall is a big big big production and everything sounds like perfect synch in minimum details.

Roger apparently was so glad and animated. He spoke a lot in Portuguese, very good and dedicated the concert to JEAN CHARLES, killed in London tube train 2005 by the English police as well as all people who have died by state terrorism around the world.

In my opinion RIO has a different kind of audience, everybody sings the songs together and really WE ARE VERY VERY NOISY.

The best parts for me:
IN THE FLESH = Simply fantastic, with the airplane exploding into the stage.
MOTHER = Should I trust the government? NEM FUDENDO (No Fucking Way). Great!!!!!
WHAT SHALL WE DO NOW = Powerful piece, one of my favourites.
C NUMB = The best known song by everybody in general. And a fantastic screen projection.
VERA = Very emotional. Showing children suffering with absurd poverty and suffering with wars created by leaders who think just in money and the "black gold".
RUN LIKE HELL = With the black pig flying above us. Very funny. The pig was destroyed by the fans.

Thank u Roger again for coming back in Brazil.


Times are indeed changing. When Peter Gabriel brought his 1993-94 Only Us Tour to Brazil he did not bring the whole pedigree (square and circle) stage and the whole logistics of it...

For 2012 Roger Waters' The Wall, we had an extended, yet even bigger wall. It was a gig to imprint its mark over our very souls. I was deeply touched by the depth of the wall's human dimension. Roger is a genius, a word so irresponsibly uttered...

The paradoxical aspect of a stadium presentation for the Wall became clear in the infrastructure end of things here in Brazil. Lack of decent access and exit to and fro the event led us all feeling like true bricks in the wall, marching in a Parkerian fashion to get across the train lines in the suspended pass-way. Also, the fact that many there in the audience were only in it for chatting and getting crazy, didn't deter me from fully enjoying the show. The rest is nothing but praise: An extravagant audio-visual feast, charged with emotion, political messages and pure ol' plain feeling of a classic from my childhood coming alive...

Nobody in the press here seemed to have noticed he played Another Brick In The Wall, Part 4 (A Brick for for Jean-Charles De Menezes), just before making his political speech in Portuguese and then back in English he says: "This song is not about me, it is about JCDM, it is about all of us" and launches into Mother... Ineffable!

Some of the effects certainly were more enhanced than the 2010-11 versions of the spectacle, by Don't Leave Me Now, the whole gigantic wall melted in colours. By Comfortably Numb I was indeed feeling I was inside the original LP. Things got a bit tense and awkward when Roger actually got what I thought to be a Maschinenpistole 40 sub-machine-gun and fired upon the public... The thing was actually spitting capsules and fire... Run Like Hell, not a favourite of mine, was a sort of high point of the show, amazing graphics and messages, all the cowardice of war in the flesh, the fascist pig, mind-blowing synth solos... Breathtaking!

BTW, let's not forget the musicians... A "Class A Team", top notch, crème de la crème combo... I became a big Jon Carin fan over the years. The guitar guys go without a need for a comment, but here we go: sublime, played with gusto and authority... The vocal division is amazing, pure magic and the arrangement made for Goodbye Blue Sky is simply transcendent even though being at the expense of the original live keyboard coda.

I have been there in 2002 and back again in 2007 (had a quasi-spiritual experience during Time on DSOTM), but this was by far the most visceral, best rock spectacle I ever been... No words can make it justice... Worthy of the Greatest Show On Earth title.

Peace everyone and thanks Mr. Roger Waters a true Doctor Honoris Causa. Should be winner of a Peace Nobel Prize...


Hopefully coming soon - we welcome all contributions!

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 ( Thursday, 05 April 2012 )
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