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March 17th - ALTICE ARENA, LISBON, PORTUGAL Print E-mail
Roger Waters - This Is Not A Drill 2023 Tour
Altice Arena
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Capacity: 20,100

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-231 Lisboa, Portugal. MAP

Website: arena.altice.pt

 

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The European leg of Roger's new tour - THIS IS NOT A DRILL - has now been announced, and is a new production. The show will be presented "live in the round" - a departure from Roger's previous shows. The production has already been seen in the US and Canada in the latter part of 2022, showcasing both the new visuals, and the new set list. More details of that can be found in the show pages for Roger's 2022 tour - but don't go there if you don't want to have any surprises spoilt!

Those who have attended - or have seen pictures/video of - Roger's previous tours, will know just how spectacular and moving this new production is likely to be, and how it is a show you really shouldn't miss! From comments Roger has made in recent interviews, it could be his final tour...

For the regular sale of tickets, which started on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th at 10am (local time), CLICK HERE. Using this direct link also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: Comfortably Numb, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2, Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3, The Powers That Be, The Bravery of Being Out of Range, The Bar, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Sheep. SECOND HALF: In the Flesh, Run Like Hell, Déjà Vu, Is This the Life We Really Want?, Money, Us and Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Two Suns in the Sunset, The Bar (Reprise), Outside the Wall.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

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

Night one of the tour, commencing the 2023 This Is Not A Drill tour for Roger Waters, his band, and crew. This first show in Lisbon seemed to go down extremely well with the crowd, it seems. They remain in Lisbon for the second of the brace of shows in this venue.

Initial reports from the fan community are that the show was as expected from last year's experiences of Roger's latest production, but as always, we value your first hand views on all the concerts - so if you went, please let us know your thoughts!

The UK newspaper The Times carried a review of the gig, which seemed pretty enthusiastic, giving it four stars out of five, and saying "the good news is you don't need to be swayed by the quick-hit, graphically bold, deliberately provocative way Waters punts his anti-imperialist politics - I'm often not - to come out of This Is Not A Drill marvelling at one of the most eye-catching, imaginative, well executed examples of arena rock you'll ever see.

"Granted, the message hangs heavy early. The opener Comfortably Numb, has extraordinary visuals, but has been de-Gilmourised into something axe-free and funereal. Three consecutive pointed yet sludgy solo songs make you long for that bar. Stay in that seat. Suddenly Waters plays all of the second half of the Floyd album Wish You Were Here. He tells personal stories (about Syd Barrett). His backing band find their pulse: get, at points, funkier and heavier than the original records.... as he ends by leading his band around the perimeter of the set, naming each in turn, this alleged megalomaniac affects a certain tenderness too. I still won't make Roger Waters my primary news source, thank you. But for arena rock with heft and spectacle and a heartbeat too, he remains remarkably persuasive."

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 ( Sunday, 19 March 2023 )
 
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