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Roger Waters The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux - live concert at London Palladium, October 2023

Capacity: 2,286

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 8 Argyll St, London W1F 7TF. MAP

Website: lwtheatres.co.uk/theatres/the-london-palladium

 

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Following on from the news that Roger Waters is releasing The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux, his new recording of Pink Floyd's 1973 classic album, he has just announced a live performance of the album to take place in London. UPDATE: now two shows!

The concert premiere of his new recording will take place at the London Palladium on October 8th, two days after the album's release on October 6th. Waters said that "we're going to do it live at the London Palladium, in October. We look forward to that… hopefully performing it live on other occasions in the future."

Joining Waters on stage will be a number of the musicians who worked with him on the new recording, including Gus Seyffert (bass), Joey Waronker(drums), Jonathan Wilson (guitars), Johnny Shepherd (organ), Via Mardot (theremin), Azniv Korkejian (vocals), Gabe Noel (strings), Jon Carin (keyboards) and Robert Walter (piano). The show has been designed by Waters' long time Creative Director Sean Evans.

Pre-sales for the show will start at 10am local time on Thursday (July 27th), with the general on-sale following at 10am local time on Friday (July 28th). Visit this link at Live Nation to buy your Roger Waters tickets.

UPDATE: Due to heavy demand during the presale for the first night, Roger is now also performing on Monday, October 9th. Tickets go on sale alongside the first night, from tomorrow morning at 10am UK time, at this link at Live Nation.

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: Three spoken word segments from Roger's yet to be published memoir, The Bar [Extended version], Mother. SECOND HALF: The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux Track-by-track film, Speak To Me, Breathe, On The Run, Time, Breathe (Reprise), The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Us and Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

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

Roger Waters - London Palladium, October 8th 2023 - The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux premiereLast night saw the much anticipated London live premiere of Roger Waters' The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux. Held at the historic Palladium, which even has the ashes of performers under the stage floorboards, the 2,286 capacity venue was packed with those eager, and curious, as to what was going to occur.

Tonight sees the second of the two shows there, so today, we WON'T reveal much about the event, so as not to spoil any surprises. With the experience of last night, there are a few important things we can talk about, and prepare people who are going to the second show this evening.

First, a general reminder that they are very strict on phones, cameras, even smartwatches, and they are locking these in pouches so are unaccessible inside the Palladium. Therefore, please ensure you have a separate payment card for use at the bar or merchandise stand, as you won't be able to use contactless on your phone. VERY IMPORTANT TOO - switch the phone off before going in the pouch, or at least put it on silent. Last night in quiet parts of the first half, phones could be heard, but not silenced as they were in their pouches. They will be in them for a number of hours, so best to just switch them off - save your battery!

There's merchandise on sale - the orange vinyl 2LP (also available from Roger's online store) as well as the CD and cassette (this is again an Roger's online store exclusive). There was a limited number of special prints, but with just 100 numbered examples they went fast - maybe there will be more tonight? Finally, there was a commemorative t-shirt and hoodie for sale. Those with a VIP package get a nice bag, with a t-shirt, standard print, guitar picks set and some badges.

The show itself is in two halves. The first, "other stuff", and the second, The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux in full. The scheduled timings were: doors 6:30pm, first half 8pm, 8:50pm interval, 9:10pm Redux, 10pm end. Unfortunately, Roger came on late (around 8:15pm) and therefore the timings all were thrown out. The first half was a lot longer than scheduled, and as Roger himself said at the end of that half, the start of the second half would be a 20 minute film BEFORE performing the Redux Dark Side. The show therefore finished just before 11pm, AND obviously it took a while to leave the venue as everyone needed to get their pouches unlocked. Please bear this in mind for this evening to avoid stress if you have trains etc to catch!

For the show itself, Roger seemed in great form (although clearly suffering with a cold or allergy) and it was all very entertaining. In the first half he mentioned his forthcoming book, which he said was called "I'll See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon: Memoirs Of A Lanky Prick"! The staging and lighting was simple but very effective, particularly in the second half. Roger was accompanied by no less than 14 musicians - a six piece string section, a few members of his current touring band (Jon Carin, Jonathan Wilson, Gus Seyffert, Robert Walter and Joey Waronker), and some others, including a theremin performer, taking the slide guitar parts into an eerie new realm! We're just trying to get all their names for you.

For all those going tonight, have a great time! We'll elaborate more on how things unfolded tomorrow...

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 ( Wednesday, 25 October 2023 )
 
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