My co-workers told me last night that I wasn’t allowed to blog this item until after they’d secured tickets, but it’s not exactly like this bit of news is flying under the radar. Google tells me over 242 related articles are already out there, so sorry guys!
Roger Waters has announced the 30th anniversary tour for The Wall.
“30 Years ago when I wrote The Wall I was a frightened young man. Well not that young, I was 36 years old,” Waters writes.
“It took me a long time to get over my fears. Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with it’s 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.
“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.”
The tour begins Sept. 15 in Toronto, Ontario, and will wrap up Dec. 13 in Anaheim, Calif. Get complete tour dates here.
And since we are on the topic of Pink Floyd, here’s a great flashback piece on the band that we recently posted in Fender News.