Pink Floyd’s Waters to take The Wall on tour
Former Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters has announced a tour of The Wall in large open-air stadiums across Europe.
Waters said he has redesigned and enlarged the show to create a dramatic visual stadium event.
He said he realised the potential of a stadiums when he was forced to play in football arenas while touring South America.
“There’s something about connecting with that many people outdoors, which is actually extremely gratifying,” Waters said during the tour announcement in central London.
“Back in ‘75 and ‘77 when we were touring with Pink Floyd and we were playing soccer stadiums, I rather disliked it.
“It felt like we were very disconnected but I think that disconnection was actually a projection of the disconnection that existed in the band more than about us and the audience.
“[Now] I understand why people up there feel connected with what’s going on stage and with the music and the emotion expressed during the show.
“It’s just a bigger community.”
Waters also said it was unlikely that former bandmate David Gilmour would join him on stage again like he did at the London’s O2 Arena last year.
“I haven’t had any conversations with David about that,” he said.
There are 24 European cities included in the stadium tour, which will begin in July.
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