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The Wall Live kicks off
Posted by madhack on Sep 15, 2010
Today marks the start of the Roger Waters The Wall Live tour, with a show in Toronto (complete dates, as always, can be found in our Tour section). If you're going to this show (or any of them), we'd love to post your well-written reviews for all to see.
Coinciding with the start of the tour is the latest issue of Rolling Stone, featuring Roger on the cover. There's a preview on their site.
Video of the Waters/Gilmour charity gig
Posted by madhack on Aug 24, 2010
Roger's team has already gotten the word out, but I wanted to mention it here (better late than never, right?): The Hoping Foundation has a full, high-quality video of Roger's and Dave's surprise gig at their fundraiser. Click on their site to see the whole four-song set, or view the teaser below:
Gilmour's Comfortably Numb promise
Posted by madhack on Jul 14, 2010
Big news from a note on the official Facebook page for Roger Waters and the Wall Live tour: David Gilmour, while attempting to convince Roger to attempt "To Know Him Is to Love Him" at the HOPING Foundation event, has promised to play on "Comfortably Numb" at one stop of the tour. From the page:
Some weeks passed with David cajoling me from time to time, telling me how easy it would be, but I clung resolutely to my fear of failure until one day he made one final entreaty. I quote "If you do 'To Know Him Is To Love Him' for The Hoping Foundation Gig, I'll come and do 'C. Numb' on one of your Wall shows". Well! You could have knocked me down with a feather. How fucking cool! I was blown away. How could I refuse such an offer. I couldn't, there was no way. ...
Roger goes on to say that David will choose the gig, but this will clearly be an enormous event for one lucky bunch of concertgoers, and I will certainly be selfishly hoping for one of the shows I'm attending. Call it the ultimate lottery for a Floyd fan!
I'd be remiss not to mention that there are plenty of other interesting bits in the post about the charity gig, and it sounds like Roger had a good time and has enormous respect for David. Clearly, though, for fans, the promise of at least one more reunion is the big news in the post.
HOPING Foundation reunion photos and more from Polly Samson
Posted by madhack on Jul 13, 2010
From the Pink Floyd Facebook page comes a link to the official website of Polly Samson (Gilmour's wife and co-writer of parts of The Division Bell). Her photography page houses a number of photos she took of the HOPING Foundation appearance by Dave and Roger. Call me crazy, but they actually appear to be having a good time.
Also there are photos from the On An Island sessions, including what I think are some rather good shots of the late Richard Wright and some random Live 8 reunion photos sprinkled in. Very much worth a look.
Dave and Rog Reunite!
Posted by pulse on Jul 11, 2010
David Gilmour and Roger Waters reunited on stage last night to raise money for the Hoping Foundation, a charitable organization based in England that strives to raise money and awareness for improving education and living conditions of Palestinian youths. The event, organized by Bella Freud and Karma Nabulsi, took place at Kidlington in Oxfordshire, England and raised over 350,000.
They performed four songs before 200 guests, accompanied by Guy Pratt (on bass and acoustic guitar), Harry Waters (on keyboards), Andy Newmark (on drums), Chester Kamen (on guitar) and Jonjo Grisdale (also on keyboards). The songs were "To Know Him Is To Love Him," a regularly featured non-Pink Floyd tune used in sound checks way back when, followed by Pink Floyd favorites: "Wish You Were Here," "Comfortably Numb," and "Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two)."
Here's a picture from the rehearsal and more from the event. You can read more over at David Gilmour's page.
Another batch of US shows
Posted by madhack on Jun 12, 2010
RogerWaters.com has announced what they say are the final four US tour dates, adding an extra show each in Boston, Chicago, LA, and the San Francisco Bay area (Oakland). The new Chicago presale is on June 21, with June 14 everywhere else.
Mexico City added; more Europe dates added
Posted by madhack on Jun 8, 2010
The Wall Live will now be coming to Mexico City on its North American tour, and extra dates have been added in Arnhem, Budapest, London, Antwerp, and Zurich in response to demand. Tickets are at the usual place.
Germany pre-sale on June 4
Posted by madhack on Jun 2, 2010
On the heels of the recently announced European tour dates, The Wall Live's Germany shows will have their presale on June 4 at Roger's official site.
European tour dates for The Wall Live announced
Posted by madhack on May 27, 2010
Great news for the vast numbers of Floyd fans on their native side of the pond: The Roger Waters The Wall Live tour will be in Europe in 2011. Dates are available on our Tour page and have been added to the official tour site.
Rock Band survey
Posted by madhack on May 15, 2010
For those of you who've been hoping for a Rock Band (or Guitar Hero) release centered on Pink Floyd, here's your chance to weigh in!
Harmonix, who makes the Rock Band franchise, is running a poll asking which bands people might be interested in seeing featured in a game. Aside from our favorite band, the choices include Led Zeppelin, U2, the Eagles, and Queen, and you can vote for more than one bandthough I expect everyone reading it here will be inclined to vote for Floyd, at a minimum.
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