Roger Waters, the Creative Genius Behind Pink Floyd, to Perform 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in Its Entirety on Upcoming North American Concert Tour
An Evening With Roger Waters to Reprise Classic Songs From Pink Floyd Catalog & Solo Works
18 City Tour Kicks Off September 6
Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive rock band Pink Floyd, will perform "The Dark Side Of The Moon" in its entirety during his highly-anticipated upcoming North American concert tour.
Waters is slated to play 19 concerts in 18 venues beginning September 6 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey and ending October 12 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Stops on the tour include a two-night run at New York's Madison Square Garden as well as concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and San Francisco's fabled Shoreline Amphitheatre (see full itinerary following).
The eagerly-awaited Roger Waters concert tour will combine an evening's worth of music --comprised of two sets plus encores-- with state-of-the-art staging, lighting and sound.
Set One will be a comprehensive overview of Waters' music including early Pink Floyd material; classic compositions from the masterpiece "The Wall"; beloved pieces from "Animals," "Wish You Were Here," and "The Final Cut"; and songs from Waters' solo tour de force: "Amused To Death."
Set Two will consist of Roger Waters and full band performing "The Dark Side Of The Moon," one of the defining works of rock music history, from start-to-finish. Waters last performed "The Dark Side Of The Moon" live in America with Pink Floyd more than 30 years ago.
The Roger Waters band features Andy Fairweather-Low (guitar and vocals), Snowy White (guitar), Dave Kilminster (guitar and vocals), Jon Carin (keyboards and vocals), Graham Broad (drums), Harry Waters (Hammond organ), and Ian Ritchie (saxophone) and Katie Kissoon, PP Arnold and Carol Kenyon (vocals).
The Roger Waters concerts will utilize elaborate large-scale video projections and theatrical staging to underscore and accentuate the power of the music which is delivered via a state-of-the-art 3600 quadraphonic sound system immersing the audience in a 3-dimensional hyperworld.
The Roger Waters North American tour dates will follow the artist's series of European concerts in June and July.
Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side Of The Moon" was originally released in 1973 immediately establishing a standard of excellence for its advanced blend of progressive music, philosophical themes, and sonic exploration. A brilliantly-wrought song-cycle detailing the conundrums of humanity's place in a modern technocracy, "The Dark Side Of The Moon" achieved a soulful austerity of mood while foreshadowing the role of electronica in an emerging youth culture.
"The Dark Side Of The Moon" reached an unparalleled level of aesthetic and commercial success becoming one of the world's top-selling albums of all time (with global sales totaling more than 34 million copies). The album remained in the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart for a record-breaking 15 years and, as recently as 2003, occupied the #1 spot on the Billboard Pop Catalog chart. In 2004, the album was still selling more than 8,000 copies a week. It has been estimated that 1 in every 14 Americans under the age of 50 owns a copy of "The Dark Side Of The Moon."
Roger Waters co-founded the groundbreaking Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett in 1966 and became the group's sonic architect upon Barrett's departure, creating such undeniable classics as "The Dark Side Of The Moon" (which spent nearly 15 years on the Billboard 200 album chart), "The Wall" (which has been certified 23x RIAA platinum), "Animals," "Wish You Were Here," and "Final Cut."
His first full-length solo album, "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking," was released in April 1984, to great critical and popular success, generating his first solo tour. June 1987's "Radio K.A.O.S." continued the path of solo success, bringing Roger back to the stage. His last full-length solo album, the moody and ironic "Amused To Death," considered by many to be a comparable achievement to "The Dark Side Of The Moon" or "The Wall," was released in August 1992.
Roger Waters North American Tour 2006 Date City Venue Wednesday, September 6 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Friday, September 8 Boston Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, September 12 New York City Madison Square Garden Wednesday, September 13 New York City Madison Square Garden Friday, September 15 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Saturday, September 16 South Jersey/ Camden Tweeter Center Philadelphia Monday, September 18 Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills Wednesday, September 20 Toronto Air Canada Centre Thursday, September 21 Montreal The Bell Centre Arena Saturday, September 23 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion Sunday, September 24 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Pavilion Wednesday, September 27 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena Friday, September 29 Chicago First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Saturday, September 30 Indianapolis Verizon Wireless Music Center Tuesday, October 3 Phoenix Cricket Pavilion Thursday, October 5 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl Sunday, October 8 Las Vegas Theater Under the Stars at the Hard Rock Tuesday, October 10 San Francisco Shoreline Amphitheatre Thursday, October 12 Seattle, WA Key Arena
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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