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May 31st - UTILITA ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND Print E-mail
Roger Waters - This Is Not A Drill 2023 Tour
NIA Birmingham

Capacity: 12,802
Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: King Edwards Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2AA. MAP

Website: www.utilitaarenabham.co.uk

 

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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 starts on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th at 1pm (local time), or for presale tickets which go on sale one day earlier (September 29th) at 1pm, 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 thirty-five of the 2023 This Is Not A Drill tour for Roger Waters, his band, and crew, who are back in the UK for the final shows on this leg. Towards the end of the year the tour resumes with South American dates. Taking place in Birmingham, there were some differences to the show, as BD regular Kevan Porter explains: "As you might expect, he had a massive rant about the press, (in particular the UK's Daily Telegraph) trying to cancel him. However, he has decided not to wear the leather trench coat and ditched the machine gun. He now pretends to shoot the audience with his fingers held in a childlike pistol formation, finally sticking the ‘barrel’ in his mouth and sarcastically miming blowing his head off. One notable standout, of many, included a beefier version of Is This The Life."

One day off now (albeit travelling, as well as breaking down this show, and setting up the next) before the brace of shows being held in Glasgow, Scotland.

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!

CONCERT PICTURES and REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Charles Whalley

Great gig last night from Roger. When you start the show saying "if you don’t want to listen to the politics you can fuck off to the bar now" then you know what you’re in for! Superb stage set. Fabulous group of musicians. Really good set list!

Cracking night of music along with much chat from a very relaxed Roger - happy to be back in England!

Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 
Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 
Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 
Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 
Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 
Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 
Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 
Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 
Roger Waters, Birmingham 2023 - picture Charles Whalley
 

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, 11 June 2023 )
 
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