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Roger Waters 2006 tour - another show added, with Nick Mason! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 26 February 2006

This morning, another of Roger Waters summer concerts was announced, via a live webcast press conference. As previously noted, the concert is for a special performance of the Pink Floyd 1973 classic, Dark Side Of The Moon, with drummer Nick Mason taking part in the show.

Roger Waters at Magny-Cours
Roger Waters at Magny-Cours
The press conference was part of today's launch in Paris for the 2006 French Grand Prix. The event, part of the Formula 1 championship, marks the 100th anniversary of Grand Prix racing, and will be held at the Magny-Cours circuit in Nevers, France.

The show takes place on the first day of the three day race meeting. It takes place after the F1 practice sessions, and support races, at the circuit, on Friday, July 14th - the annual French Bastille Day national holiday. A complete range of tickets is available with a special combination race-concert ticket on sale for 100 Euros ($118). Ticket sales for this event will begin tomorrow.

"By a fortunate twist of fate the French GP this year coincides with the French national holiday and will feature an exceptional concert," said Jacques Regis, the head of the Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile. "The Nevers-Magny Cours circuit promises to be the location for a great festival of automobile racing eagerly awaited by fans in France and the whole of Europe."

At the press conference, it was confirmed that Nick would be taking part in this concert. His interest in motor racing, along with the proximity of the Formula 1 Grand Prix at the venue, presumably made this an easy decision for Nick!

Roger confirmed the majority of his touring band at the conference. With the exception of a couple of musicians that he said he was "unable to mention yet", the line-up is as follows:

  • Graham Broad - drums
  • Andy Fairweather-Low - guitar
  • Snowy White - guitar
  • Jon Carin - Keyboards
  • Harry Waters - keyboards
  • Katie Kissoon - vocals
  • PP Arnold - vocals
  • Carol Kenyon - vocals
  • Ian Ritchie - sax
Talking of the decision to perform Dark Side of The Moon, an album Roger hasn't performed live since 1975 (Nick, David Gilmour and Richard Wright performed it on their 1994 tour), he said that "it is a very complete work which still sounds fresh today."

He noted that he was not planning to be at the Grand Prix itself on July 16th, because he has a concert planned in Locarno, Switzerland (which is still to be confirmed) but mulled over the possibilities of seeing the race. "Maybe I'll do that," he said. "It is only a short flight to Locarno. I'd love to do it."

Tickets for the show, billing Roger as "The Genius And Heart Of Pink Floyd", are due to go on sale for this venue tomorrow morning (February 28th), through the event website:

As with the upcoming David Gilmour shows, we want to give Roger's shows comprehensive coverage. We'd love to see your comments about the shows, and any ticket scans, pictures, reviews, set lists, newspaper reports, concert adverts, interviews, audio, video, or anything else you come across. We're currently setting up a page for each show's goodies and practical information, accessed via the Roger Waters 2006 Tour page, so keep checking back. Please get in touch if you can help, too!


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