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Roger Waters To Perform 'The Wall' in New Zealand

Roger Waters To Perform 'The Wall' in New Zealand

Monday 27th June, 2011 2:29PM

Seminal live music experience, The Wall by Pink Floyd, was written by Roger Waters and performed by Pink Floyd for the first time over three decades ago. After a successful jaunt through the US and Europe, Roger Waters is bringing The Wall here on February 20th, 2012.

UPDATE: Please note the date for this show has been changed since first announcement - was announced as 19th Feb and is now 20th Feb.

PRESS RELEASE:

Roger Waters will perform his masterpiece The Wall in New Zealand in 2012, continuing the sell-out success of his extensive 2010/2011 tour of North America and Europe.

The Wall, written and produced by Roger Waters, was first performed live by Pink Floyd in 1980.

Originally released in November 1979, The Wall was America's top-selling album of 1980 and is still in the US Top 5 best-selling albums of all time.

“The Wall”, a defining work in rock music’s history, was performed live only 29 times during 1980/1981.

In 2010 it was brought meticulously to life by Roger Waters and his stunning band, performing the album in its entirety – including the anthemic Another Brick In The Wall, rock classic Comfortably Numb, Mother, Hey You and In the Flesh.

The Wall Live features all the classic Roger Waters special effects, including the original Gerald Scarfe imagery, the crashing aeroplane, quadraphonic sound, pyrotechnics, gigantic inflatable puppets, flying pig, and adds the latest projection technology, video mapping and many elaborate effects.

Waters commands the stage and the visuals are a show by themselves, projected onto the infamous wall that is being built brick by brick during the show. In all 424 bricks are used to construct an imposing wall 230 feet long and 35 feet high, dominating the arena.

Roger Waters’ 2010 North American tour of The Wall Live was the highest grossing indoor arena tour in the USA last year, playing to over 650,000 people, and the current European tour has been equally successful.

At the prestigious 2011 Pollstar Music Industry Awards in Los Angeles, The Wall show won two major awards; the coveted 'Major Tour of the Year 2010' and 'Most Creative Stage Production’.

With state of the art surround sound coming at the audience from all corners of the venue, the hi-tech computer visuals are simply mind-blowing.

ROGER WATERS PERFORMS THE WALL: VECTOR ARENA, FEBRUARY 20th.

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM MONDAY JULY 11th.

Here's some fan footage of Roger Water's Toronto performance to give you an idea of what to expect:





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