Wrapping up the U.S. leg of a sold-out World Tour on the west coast, Roger Waters’ definitive rock opera, “The Wall,” features the very latest in stagecraft, live sound and lighting technology.
The eleventh studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd and later a film, The Wall was first conceived during Floyd’s 1977 In the Flesh Tour, where bassist and lyricist Roger Waters’ frustration with the spectators’ perceived boorishness became so acute that he began to imagine building a wall between the performers and audience.
Hugely successful upon its release, the U.S. version of the album was one of the best selling of 1980. It is one of the best-selling double albums of all time, and is in the top five best-selling albums of all time in the US. Fishman Acoustic Amplification is well represented on the tour, with Roger Waters using an Aura Imaging Blender
with his Martin 000-ECHF Bellezza Nera equipped with a Fishman Matrix Infinity on the song â€œMother.â€? Guitarists Dave Kilminster and GE Smith are both using an Aura Spectrum DI on a few of the shows numbers, including “Goodbye Blue Sky” and “Is There Anybody Out There?”
Asked to comment about the reasons why he undertook the tour at this time, Waters writes on his website, “This new production of The Wall is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years. In some quarters, among the chattering classes, there exists a cynical view that human beings as a collective are incapable of developing more â€˜humaneâ€™ ie, kinder, more generous, more cooperative, more empathetic relationships with one another…I disagree.”
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