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Roger Waters to recreate Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' at the St. Pete Times Forum



Roger Waters
is no stranger to the notion of turning an album into a concert. In 2007, he performed Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon live in concert at the Ford Amphitheatre.

But The Wall is another matter. According to at least one blogger, the seminal 1979 rock opera hasn't been performed live since a blockbuster show in 1990 that was turned into the live album The Wall: Live In Berlin.

But that's all about to change. Today Waters announced plans for a worldwide tour on which he'll play The Wall in its entirety -- and that tour will stop at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum on Nov. 16. We're talking songs like Comfortably Numb, Another Brick In The Wall: Part 2, Hey You.

Why does this show matter? To quote Rolling Stone:

Three decades ago, Pink Floyd played the album in its entirety as a white brick wall was constructed between the band and the crowd throughout the show. Films were projected onto the wall during the performance and giant inflatable Gerald Scarfe creatures floated above the audience. In short, it was one of the greatest stage shows of its time during its brief run, and now Waters is promising to bring an updated version of the legendary set into the 21st century.

Roger Waters' official Web site is being retooled today and will have ticket details and onsale info later this afternoon. We'll bring it to you when it's up and running.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Daniel Wallace, tbt* (2007).

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:18pm]


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