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Roger Waters Makes His Triumphant Return to North America in 2012 With His Extraordinary Aural and Visual Masterpiece: "The Wall"

Sony Columbia Records - 11/02/2011

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Waters, the co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, has announced the return of the historic production of "The Wall" to North America in 2012. His aural and visual masterpiece of alienation and transformation will be performed in-its-entirety featuring a full band and state-of-the-art production. "The Wall" live has played more than 120 shows around the world for more than 1.6 million fans making it one of the most successful tours of 2010 and 2011. Tickets for "The Wall" 2012 go on sale beginning on Monday, November 7th at LiveNation.com.

The 2012 tour will begin on May 1st in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center making a 36 show trek throughout North America, including several outdoor stadium performances with state of the art modifications transforming the arena production into magnificent outdoor events. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, includes stadium stops in San Francisco at AT&T Park on May 11th, Vancouver at BC Place on May 26th, Chicago's Wrigley Field on June 8th, Toronto at Rogers Centre on June 23rd and Philadelphia at the Citizens Bank Park on July 14th.

"Thirty years ago when I wrote 'The Wall,' I was a frightened young man," Waters recalls. "In the intervening years it 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."

Waters' first reinvented his iconic stage production of "The Wall" in 2010 utilizing modern day technological advances and special effects which have been embraced by audiences around the globe with countless sold out performances and multiple-night stands including a record-breaking 9 sold out shows at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "The Wall" remains one of the most influential albums in the history of recorded music with a profound effect on pop culture, resonating with multiple generations of music fans.

Prior to 2010, "The Wall" show was simply too large to contemplate a tour, but new arenas and advances in touring technology have solved that dilemma. Waters has updated the look and feel of the show to ensure it matches the astonishing theatrical extravaganza that The Wall's live incarnation became so legendary for - thus allowing yet another generation to be inspired by the grandeur of the breathtaking visual and aural spectacle. The 1980 original production of the "The Wall" had been performed live-in-its-entirety just 29 times during Pink Floyd's 1980 tour in support of the album and once in Berlin in celebration of the fall of the Berlin wall.

"Roger Waters tore down the house Wednesday night in Toronto...He walked out to thunderous applause beginning with the first track of the seminal concept album, 'In the Flesh', and the adulation never stopped." - Associated Press (opening night 2010)

In addition to Roger Waters (lead vocals, bass), "The Wall" live touring ensemble includes: Snowy White (Guitar), Dave Kilminster (Guitar), GE Smith (Guitar & Bass), Jon Carin (Keyboards), Harry Waters (Hammond Organ), Graham Broad (Drums), Robbie Wyckoff (Vocals), Jon Joyce, Pat Lennon, Mark Lennon and Kipp Lennon (Backing Vocals).

Roger Waters "The Wall" North American Tour Itinerary:


                                                      On Sale
    May 01   Houston, TX     Toyota Center              11/14
                                                      On Sale
    May 03   Austin, TX      Frank Erwin Center         11/14
                                                      On Sale
    May 05   Tulsa, OK       BOK Center                 11/14
                                                      On Sale
    May 07   Denver, CO      Pepsi Center               11/14
              San
              Francisco,                              On Sale
    May 11    CA             AT&T Park                  11/18
                              Valley View Casino      On Sale
    May 13   San Diego, CA    Center                    11/14
                                                      On Sale
    May 15   Phoenix, AZ     US Airways Center          11/14
              Los Angeles,                            On sale
    May 19    CA             TBD                        11/18
                                                      On Sale
    May 22   Portland, OR    Rose Garden                11/14
                                                      On Sale
    May 24   Seattle, WA     Key Arena                  11/14
                                                      On Sale
    May 26   Vancouver, BC   BC Place                   11/14
                                                      On Sale
    May 28   Edmonton, AB    Rexall Place               11/14
                                                      On Sale
    May 31   Winnipeg, MB    MTS Centre                 11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 03  St Paul, MN     Xcel Energy Center         11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 05  Detroit, MI     Joe Louis Arena            11/14
              Grand Rapids,                           On Sale
    June 06   MI             Van Andel Arena            11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 08  Chicago, IL     Wrigley Field              11/14
              Louisville,                             On Sale
    June 10   KY             KFC Yum! Center            11/14
              Indianapolis,                           On Sale
    June 11   IN             Conseco Fieldhouse         11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 13  Atlanta, GA     Philips Arena              11/14
              Ft
              Lauderdale,     BankAtlantic            On Sale
    June 15   FL              Center                    11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 16  Orlando, FL     Amway Center               11/18
                                                      On Sale
    June 19  Nashville, TN   Bridgestone Arena          11/14
                              First Niagara           On Sale
    June 21  Buffalo, NY      Center                    11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 23  Toronto, ON     Rogers Centre              11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 25  Ottawa, ON      Scotiabank Place           11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 26  Montreal, QC    Bell Centre                11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 28  Albany, NY      Times Union Center         11/14
                                                      On Sale
    June 29  Hartford, CT    XL Center                  11/14
                                                      On sale
    July 01  Boston, MA      TBD                      1/30/12
              Pittsburgh,     Consol Energy           On Sale
    July 03   PA              Center                    11/14
                                                      On sale
    July 06  New York, NY    TBD                      1/30/12
                                                      On Sale
    July 09  Raleigh, NC     RBC Center                 11/14
                              Time Warner Cable       On Sale
    July 10  Charlotte, NC    Arena                     11/14
                                                      On Sale
    July 12  Washington DC   Verizon Center             11/14
              Philadelphia,                           On Sale
    July 14   PA             Citizens Bank Park          11/7

For complete ticket and tour information, please visit RogerWaters.com, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

SOURCE Columbia Records

SOURCE: Columbia Records

Roger Waters Makes His Triumphant Return to North America in 2012 With His Extraordinary Aural and Visual Masterpiece: "The Wall" "The best arena show ever. Period." - New York Post (2010) "The Wall Live is flawless. Everyone should see it once before they die."- Philadelphia Inquirer (2010)

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  Roger Waters, the co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, has announced the return of the historic production of "The Wall" to North America in 2012. His aural and visual masterpiece of alienation and transformation will be performed in-its-entirety featuring a full band and state-of-the-art production. "The Wall" live has played more than 120 shows around the world for more than 1.6 million fans making it one of the most successful tours of 2010 and 2011.  Tickets for "The Wall" 2012 go on sale beginning on Monday, November 7th at LiveNation.com.

The 2012 tour will begin on May 1st in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center making a 36 show trek throughout North America, including several outdoor stadium performances with state of the art modifications transforming the arena production into magnificent outdoor events.  The tour, promoted by Live Nation, includes stadium stops in San Francisco at AT&T Park on May 11th, Vancouver at BC Place on May 26th, Chicago's Wrigley Field on June 8th, Toronto at Rogers Centre on June 23rd and Philadelphia at the Citizens Bank Park on July 14th.

"Thirty years ago when I wrote 'The Wall,' I was a frightened young man," Waters recalls. "In the intervening years it 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."

Waters' first reinvented his iconic stage production of "The Wall" in 2010 utilizing modern day   technological advances and special effects which have been embraced by audiences around the globe with countless sold out performances and multiple-night stands including a record-breaking 9 sold out shows at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  "The Wall" remains one of the most influential albums in the history of recorded music with a profound effect on pop culture, resonating with multiple generations of music fans.    

Prior to 2010, "The Wall" show was simply too large to contemplate a tour, but new arenas and advances in touring technology have solved that dilemma. Waters has updated the look and feel of the show to ensure it matches the astonishing theatrical extravaganza that The Wall's live incarnation became so legendary for - thus allowing yet another generation to be inspired by the grandeur of the breathtaking visual and aural spectacle.  The 1980 original production of the "The Wall" had been performed live-in-its-entirety just 29 times during Pink Floyd's 1980 tour in support of the album and once in Berlin in celebration of the fall of the Berlin wall.  

"Roger Waters tore down the house Wednesday night in Toronto...He walked out to thunderous applause beginning with the first track of the seminal concept album, 'In the Flesh', and the adulation never stopped." - Associated Press (opening night 2010)  

In addition to Roger Waters (lead vocals, bass), "The Wall" live touring ensemble includes: Snowy White (Guitar), Dave Kilminster (Guitar), GE Smith (Guitar & Bass), Jon Carin (Keyboards), Harry Waters (Hammond Organ), Graham Broad (Drums), Robbie Wyckoff (Vocals), Jon Joyce, Pat Lennon, Mark Lennon and Kipp Lennon (Backing Vocals).

Roger Waters "The Wall" North American Tour Itinerary:

May 01

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

On Sale 11/14

May 03

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

On Sale 11/14

May 05

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

On Sale 11/14

May 07

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

On Sale 11/14

May 11

San Francisco, CA

AT&T Park

On Sale 11/18

May 13

San Diego, CA

Valley View Casino Center

On Sale 11/14

May 15

Phoenix, AZ

US Airways Center

On Sale 11/14

May 19

Los Angeles, CA

TBD

On sale 11/18

May 22

Portland, OR

Rose Garden

On Sale 11/14

May 24

Seattle, WA

Key Arena

On Sale 11/14

May 26

Vancouver, BC

BC Place

On Sale 11/14

May 28

Edmonton, AB

Rexall Place

On Sale 11/14

May 31

Winnipeg, MB

MTS Centre

On Sale 11/14

June 03

St Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

On Sale 11/14

June 05

Detroit, MI

Joe Louis Arena

On Sale 11/14

June 06

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena

On Sale 11/14

June 08

Chicago, IL

Wrigley Field

On Sale 11/14

June 10

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center

On Sale 11/14

June 11

Indianapolis, IN

Conseco Fieldhouse

On Sale 11/14

June 13

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena

On Sale 11/14

June 15

Ft Lauderdale, FL

BankAtlantic Center

On Sale 11/14

June 16

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

On Sale 11/18

June 19

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

On Sale 11/14

June 21

Buffalo, NY

First Niagara Center

On Sale 11/14

June 23

Toronto, ON

Rogers Centre

On Sale 11/14

June 25

Ottawa, ON

Scotiabank Place

On Sale 11/14

June 26

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre

On Sale 11/14

June 28

Albany, NY

Times Union Center

On Sale 11/14

June 29

Hartford, CT

XL Center

On Sale 11/14

July 01

Boston, MA

TBD

On sale 1/30/12

July 03

Pittsburgh, PA

Consol Energy Center

On Sale 11/14

July 06

New York, NY

TBD

On sale 1/30/12

July 09

Raleigh, NC

RBC Center

On Sale 11/14

July 10

Charlotte, NC

Time Warner Cable Arena

On Sale 11/14

July 12

Washington DC

Verizon Center

On Sale 11/14

July 14

Philadelphia, PA

Citizens Bank Park

On Sale 11/7



For complete ticket and tour information, please visit RogerWaters.com, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com

SOURCE Columbia Records

CONTACT: Fran DeFeo, Senior Vice President Media, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5784, Fran.defeo@sonymusic.com

Web Site: http://www.rogerwaters.com