Roger Waters Returns to North America in 2012 with "The Wall"

November 3, 2011
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

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.  

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
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