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Roger Waters taking 'The Wall' on tour
Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters is taking 'The Wall' back on tour.
The former bassist in the psychedelic rock band has previously staged the band's show - in which the album 'The Wall' is performed in its entirety while a physical wall is built between the band and the audience - 31 times since it was recorded in 1979, but is now about to embark upon a huge North American tour in support of the album's 30th anniversary.
He told website Spinner: "30 Years ago when I wrote 'The Wall' I was a frightened young man.
"Well, not that young - I was 36 years old. It took me a long time to get over my fears. Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with its concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, whatever!
"All these issues and 'isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life."
The new production of 'The Wall' - which includes the hits 'Another Brick in the Wall, Part II' and 'Comfortably Numb' - will be state of the art with a new production and backing band.
Waters also promised that despite being 30 years old, the show will still resonate with today's audiences.
He said: "This new production of 'The Wall' is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years."
'The Wall' was largely written by Waters and upon its release was accompanied by a film of the same name. Pink Floyd toured the album in 1980 and 1981 but Waters left the group in 1984.
He then staged a solo version of the show in Berlin, Germany in 1990 to commemorate the falling of the Berlin wall.
Water's latest tour will take in dates across the US and Canada between September and December this year.
For more information visit www.roger-waters.comPosted on 12 Apr 2010 16:30 to category : Music News
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