More Roger Waters live dates emerge?
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 11 February 2006

Hot on the tail of the now-announced appearance of Roger Waters at the Lisbon Rock In Rio Festival, in Portugal on June 2nd, comes appearances elsewhere across Europe - although none of which have yet been officially confirmed by Roger's management.

We have details of the latest appearances which seem to be happening, and understand that Roger is due to perform some FIFTEEN or so festivals throughout Europe this summer! Set lengths are due to vary from show to show, but the Lisbon performance is due to last around two hours.

Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood Festival 2006
Firstly, an article in yesterday's edition of highly respected German newspaper, "Sueddeutsche Zeitung", claims that Roger Waters will stage a very special rendition of the Pink Floyd classic "Dark Side Of The Moon" in Berlin on June 8th. They state that Roger wants to stage a unique audio show of the concept album at the Berlin “Wuhlheide”. He deliberately chose a relatively small venue, with only 17,000 spectators.

The performance is planned to be a previously unheard “extended version” of the concept, which he was not able to realize in the early 70’s due to technical reasons. It is supposed to be the main part of a concert where other songs by Roger Waters and Pink Floyd will also be played.

Another show has been mentioned by the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages website, which states that Roger will be playing the Arrow Rock Festival in Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands, on June 9th. The festival's website makes no mention of Roger, but does make it clear that not all acts have been announced yet. Those that have, include Deep Purple, Status Quo, and Journey.

Finally, Norwegian state TV channel NRK report on their site that Roger Waters has been confirmed to appear at the annual Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, on its first day, June 14th. During the concert Roger will perform classic Pink Floyd songs, alongside a complete performance (although it is not clear if it is the extended version) of "Dark Side of the Moon".

Tickets for this Festival are not on sale yet, and more information can be found at the festival website.

So, the current schedule (assuming these dates are correct) is as follows:

  • 2 June - Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 8 June - Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
  • 9 June - Arrow Rock, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
  • 14 June - Norwegian Wood, Oslo, Norway

We are hoping to get official confirmation from Roger's manager of these dates, along with any others, this week. More as we get it.

Our thanks to everyone who has written in with info, but particularly to Tor Kristiansen and Fabian Piller. If YOU hear of any news about Roger's appearance near you, please let us know!