Scene and Heard

Roger Waters ” The Wall” coming to KFC Yum Center

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 7, 2011

Louisville, KY (11/01/11) – 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.

 

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 will make a stop in Louisville, KY at the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday, June 10th at 8:00 p.m. 

 

Tickets for the Louisville show, $58.00 | $79.00 | $103.00 | $204.00 (plus applicable fees) go on sale to the public on Monday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. at www.Livenation.com , www.Ticketmaster.com, the

KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.  Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. 

 

“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.

 

The Associated Press described opening night in 2010 with, “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.” While during the New York stop, the New York Post declared, “When Roger Waters finished building “The Wall” in its entirety, at Madison Square Garden, it was just another brick on what was the best arena concert I’ve ever been to. Period.”

 

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                                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 1                           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.

 

 

 

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