Waters will bring Wall to Wembley
Wall be back: Roger Waters
Roger Waters will bring his The Wall show to Wembley Stadium on September 14 next year – and he vows the open-air performance will be bigger and better than his acclaimed arena version.
Since beginning the world tour in 2010 he’s played to over three million fans in 192 concerts. Earlier his year he delivered an outdoor performance in Quebec, with an 800-foot wall as the main prop.
He said at the time: “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do outdoors theatrically. If you don’t come there’s something fucking wrong with you.”
Now he’ll deliver 24 open-air shows across Europe, including the London date.
Waters says: “I’m extremely glad to be playing The Wall in Europe again. I’ve reworked the show to play outdoors in large stadiums – it’s really good. Even more moving, engaging, dramatic and thrilling than the arena shows.
“The stadium show couldn’t have been done 40 years ago. We couldn’t have filled the space in a way that would have been emotionally, musically and theatrically satisfying. Technology has changed. Now we can.”
Waters reunited with surviving Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason at his London performance of The Wall in 2011. He recently confirmed he’s working on a new album, but says his ex-colleagues won’t be part of it.
Tickets for the Wembley show go on sale on November 21.
The Wall European Tour 2013
Jul 20: Werchter, Belgium
Jul 23: Poljud Stadium, Croatia
Jul 26: Euganeo Stadium, Padova, Italy
Jul 28: Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy
Jul 31: TBA, Athens, Greece
Aug 3: ITU Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey
Aug 7: Synot Tip Stadium, Czech Republic
Aug 9: Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
Aug 11: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 14: Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
Aug 15: Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
Aug 17: Ullevi Stadium, Gothenberg, Sweden
Aug 20: Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland
Aug 23: Ernst-Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria
Aug 25: Puskas Ferenc Stadium, Budapest, Hungary
Aug 28: Piata Constitutiei, Bucharest, Romania
Aug 30: Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia, Belgium
Sep 1: Usce Park, Belgrade, Serbia
Sep 4: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Sep 6: Espritarena, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sep 8: Amsterdam Arena, Netherlands
Sep 11: Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich, Switzerland
Sep 14: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
Sep 18: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Sep 21: Stade de France, Paris