Roger Waters to Release a Wall Tour DVD, Plans New Solo Album!
Roger Waters participated in an almost four-hour interview recently on Sirius/XM's Deep Tracks channel and spoke about future release plans.
First up is a DVD of The Wall tour on which he has concentrated for the last couple of years.
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David Gilmour and Nick Mason join Waters onstage! The surviving members of Pink Floyd reunited onstage tonight at London's 02 Arena during a stop on Roger Waters' Wall tour - marking only the second time that Nick Mason, David Gilmour and Roger Waters had played together in the last 30 years. Waters and Gilmour performed "Comfortably Numb" as the crowd at the arena went absolutely insane, and during the finale of "Outside the Wall," Gilmour returned to the stage alongside Mason, who played a tambourine.
As he did on the original 1980/81 tour, Gilmour played his epic solo on the top of the Wall. Last July, Waters promised that Gilmour would play the song during one show on the tour, but drummer Nick Mason's involvement was kept a secret. They last performed together at Live 8 in 2005. Original keyboardist Richard Wright died in 2008.
YouTube: Encore with Nick & David.
According to Roger Waters website all 6 shows at London's O2 arena will be filmed and recorded. Hence there will probably be a DVD and a CD of The Wall Live tour in 2011. This could mean that David Gilmour will be playing at one of the London O2 concerts. A very nice treat indeed!
According to a note on Roger's website, "Roger Waters will be filming and recording all 6 shows at The O2 Arena in London in May. For these shows, photographs are permitted but we must insist on NO Flash photography. Flash wipes out the images projected on the Wall, which are the most important part of the show. Any person who uses Flash will have their camera confiscated and could be removed from the Arena."
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15th JULY 2010:
David Gilmour to play Guitar on The Wall Tour.
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is to join his old band mate Roger Waters on The Wall Live Tour either in 2010 or 2011 AT ONE concert to play Comfortably Numb on guitar!
Now, before all the messages start flooding into my inbox, please be aware that not even David Gilmour k nows which concert he will be playing at so we will all have to wait and see!
More beautiful pictures by Polly Samson at;
11TH JULY 2010:
Roger Waters and David Gilmour perform charity show together last night
It seems London was the place to be last night: in a bolt out of the blue, David Gilmour and Roger Waters performed together for the Hoping Foundation Benefit Evening, playing Wish You Were Here! Guy Pratt performed bass duties, whilst Roger was on acoustic guitar. For those of you surprised by Guy's inclusion, some of you will recall from our Guy Pratt interview back in 2005, Guy was asked to play bass for Pink Floyd at Live8 when the reunion happened...
News of the show, and the appearance by David and Roger, was broken by one of the hosts of the evening, TV presenter Fearne Cotton, who tweeted about the event in the early hours of this morning. There's a number of pictures from the performance, and the evening itself, over at Getty Images, and if you click the thumbnail to the right, you'll go directly to them.
New video; Roger talking
about the new Wall tour!
Roger says that this could be his farewell tour
Roger Waters management has confirmed that "Roger is seriously considering touring The Wall in its entirety in 2010 and 2011". How the Tour will be staged is still unknown. There are rumblings of a star studded lineup reminiscent of the Berlin Show. . Stay tuned to Outside The Wall for the latest details surrounding this event!
The Wall Live Tour Musicians
PINK FLOYD PLAYED AT LIVE 8 SHOW
Pink Floyd, including Nick, Rick, David and Roger have played a wonderful set
at Live8 July 2 2005.
"It's actually quite emotional standing up here with these 3 guys after all these years. Standing to be counted with th rest of you. Anyway, we're doing this for anyone who's not here. Particularly Syd."
|More Pictures and News at the Pink Floyd, Nick Mason and David Gilmour page.
Roger Waters was interviewed by Sal Cirrincione, of Premiere Radio Networks in the US, about the reunion with Pink Floyd, at the London Live 8 concert on July 2nd.
The interview, aired today, was broadcast on hundreds of North American radio stations. In the interview, Roger said:
"I enjoyed the soundcheck [on Friday] and I enjoyed the gig. It was a long day waiting, you know, a lot of adrenaline flowing about. When I'm doing my own tours, you know, I'm sort of more in control of everything, and I tend not to get nervous, just a slight flutter maybe before going on.
"But that was quite nerve-racking waiting for hour after hour after hour to go on and do it, and wondering what it would be like. But I really enjoyed it, and I felt a lot of warmth off the audience and it was cool to be up there with the rest of the guys and doing that thing for a good cause. It was cool."
The wait will soon be over, as Roger Water's long-awaited opera Ça Ira will be
released by Sony Music on
The album will be available in three formats: a lavish digipack with two Super Audio CDs, an English version and a French version.
Comment of Nick:
It's not my cup of tea... The DVD is interesting and the music has some highlights too. The artwork is beautiful done by Nadine Roda-Gil, sadly she died of leukaemia. Wish it was more instrumental, don't like the dramatic voices. Don't like opera in general. Maybe if I've reached the age of Roger it would become more enjoyable.
Besides that my pc didn't liked the dvd and audio cd's...think that because it is scad release.
A few names who worked on Ça Ira:
Jamie Bower, Helen Russill, Bryn Terfelo, Ying Huang, Paul Groves & Ismael Lo are the solist.
Rick Wentworth - conductor.
With an instrumental theme co-written by Roger Waters and Eric Clapton, and a score by Clapton, it has long be sought out by Waters fans. Well, search no more, as the (region 1, NTSC format) DVD hits stores in North America yesterday (April 28th), complete with a new, restored high-definition digital transfer, commentary, interview and booklet.
SESSION / LIVE GIGS:
Ringo Starr, Roger did session for a new song from Ringo Starr, co-written by Eric Clapton, about the death of George Harisson (expected release 2003).
Roger Waters guitar, bass guitar, vocals (for 2 songs. What God Wants Part 1 and Part 3)
Jeff Beck guitar
Andy Fairweatherlow guitar
Tony Hymas bass guitar guitar
Randy Hope-Taylor guitar
Jennifer Batten guitar
Steve Barney drums
Katie Kisson backing vocals
PP Arnold backing vocals
Carol Kenyan backing vocals
A Tribute to Timothy White '02
Roger Waters guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Don Henley guest vocals
Norbert Stachel penny whistle
Steve Jordan drummer/music director
Willie Weeks bass
Danny Kortchmar guitar
Waddy Wachtel guitar
Ricky Peterson keyboards
In aid of the Country Alliance '02 at The Royal Albert Hall.
Roger Waters guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweatherlow guitar
Snowy White guitar
Chester Kamen bass guitar
Graham Broad drums
Harry Waters, keyboards
Andy Wallace keyboards
Ian Ritchie, saxes, penny whistle
PP Arnold backing vocals
Katie Kissoon backing vocals
Carol Kenyan backing vocals
HUGGY BEARS INVITATIONAL '04
Don Henley & Friends Private Party
Don Henley & his touring band
Tsunami Aid: Former Pink Floyd frontman participated in a star-
studded tsunami benefit show on US network NBC Universal, on Saturday 15th January at
8pm EST, called "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope". He played with Eric Clapton, again,
and backing singers Katie Kissoon, Carol Kenyon and PP Arnold (Wish You Were Here).
Alse were performing; Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige, Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Kenny Chesney, Gloria Estefan and more.
The Band of his 2006 tour was:
* Snowy White – Guitar
* Jon Carin – Keyboards (now on tour with David Gilmour)
* Harry Waters – Hammond
* Graham Broad - Drums
* Katie Kissoon, PP Arnold and Carol Kenyon – Backing Vocals
On Magny Cours, Nick Mason was behind the drums the first set.
Quite a line up isn't?!?
The first life apperances:
At Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire, 20 May 2006.
Roger played a few songs with Nick Mason, Eric Clapton (electric guitar on WYWH & second solo on Comfortably Numb!), Geoff Whitehorn (played lead on the first solo), Mike Rutherford, Andy Fairweather Low & Georgie Fame (also connected with On An Island).
That night also appeared; Bryan Ferry, Roger Taylor, Gary Brooker among others.
and more... See Brain Damage for a full report.
THE TOUR HAD STARTED:
June 2nd, 2006: Rock In Rio Festival, City Of Rock, Lisbon, Portugal
Concert starts: Multi-artist festival
FIRST HALF: Happiest Days Of Our Lives, Another Brick, Mother, Shine On, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Set The Controls, The Gunners Dream, Southampton Dock, Fletcher Memorial Home, Perfect Sense, Leaving Beirut, Sheep.
SECOND HALF: Dark Side of the Moon.
ENCORE: In the Flesh, Vera Lynn, Bring the Boys back Home, Comfortably Numb.
11th of May 2007
One of the first big surprises of the evening, was the introduction of Roger Waters. Coming on stage with Jon Carin
he explained why he chose his own song, "Flickering Flame": "I was thinking about this,
and [this song] seemed apposite, so we'll try and struggle through it."
And so on stage, billed not as Pink Floyd, but Rick Wright, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, came the second shock of the night. With them all looking pleased to be able to offer their tribute to Syd, David commented that Syd "really was everything they say he was, our Syd." On hearing calls for "Roger Waters!" David replied: "Yes, he was here too... now the rest of us!"
They played "Arnold Layne" and with everyone joing on stage except Roger "Bike" was performed.
Nick Laird-Clowes and Joe Boyd organized this event (with others).
Roger Waters live Megaland Landgraaf
in the lovely South of the Netherlands
date 11 May 2008.
Happiest days of our live, another brick II, Vera, bring the boys back home, comfortably numb.
A nice show, with excellent musicians and an enthiosiastic and peaceful Roger, cheering up the crowd. Highlights; Set the Heart of the Sun, Perfect Sence, Sheep (with the inflatable pig getting “loose” and dissapering in the night sky) and the whole Darkside in full range dolby surround quadrohonice sound..
Dave Kilminster and Jon Carin took over the vocals of David Gilmour and Richard Wright and by the way Roger was sounding good too.
Impressive new and old videos, the lightshow was not so impressive but the fireworks were booming.
So it was cool to see Roger again and it was a unforgetable evening out for al us older young people.
Roger Waters by Erick Luyten.
Roger did have a few marriages;
Judy was his first wife and her picture is on the inside cover of Ummagumma ('69). They were divorced in '75.
Carolyne Christie was his second wife, whom he married in '76 and divorced in '92. They have two children. Carolyne was a niece of the Marquis of Zetland. Previously she was working for Bob Ezrin who introduced them to each other.
Priscilla Phillips who is an actress, is his third wife.I believe he got two children; Harry & India, both you can hear on Radio Kaos.
Born in '77.
Harry Waters has joined the band of his father Roger Waters for the 2002 world tour. He has played keyboards for many years.
He played in tribute-bands (Led Zeplin - Greatful Dead) and he likes Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and experimental electronic music and so he teamed up Rogers European Show '01-'02.
Harry will be playing keyboards for Ozric Tentacles tour 2004-05.
Harry and his sister India Waters (a fashion model) was heard as "children in the garden" on Radio K.A.O.S. from 1987.
In 2009 he released his first solo album, with:
Harry on Myspace, please check him out.
See who-sung-what for a list of all regular Pink Floyd albums and info about who sung when and what. Including solo-albums.