Posted in music | tour dates on August 26, 2014

by Klaus Kinski

still from 'Roger Waters: The Wall'
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In a life that is nothing short of a cornucopia of self-designed regrets, two of my most robust regrets are not ponying up the admittedly exorbitant cash money to catch Roger Waters when he toured "The Wall" back in 2010 and 2012. I had friends all over the country emailing me saying "Dude, bro, you have to see this concert. Even the cheap seats are amazing. The staggering scale of this thing makes your seat assignment almost arbitrary. Dude." But I, one of Roger Waters' biggest fans, passed. And for that, I am forever regretful.

Luckily for deadbeats like me, Roger Waters and the tour's creative director Sean Evans have teamed up and produced a live concert film called "Roger Waters: The Wall" and it will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival on September 6. The film was shot over the course of several tour dates and this live footage will be intercut with other dramatic and autobiographical footage including Waters' recent journey to see the grave of his grandfather, who was killed in WWI, and a trip to Italy to visit a WWII monument near the Anzio beaches on which his father's name is inscribed. Although it probably won't come close to the experience of seeing the tour (which grossed nearly a half a billion dollars) in person, it is sure to be a striking document of one of the most ambitious tours ever undertaken. Details on a worldwide release or a DVD/BluRay/Streaming release are unclear at the moment, but you can be sure that if it'll make money it'll be done.

In other Roger Waters news with a more local and aristocratic flavor, Roger Waters will be among a handful of performers set to delight dozens of 1%ers (the non biker kind) this Saturday (8/30) in the Hamptons at the Perfect Earth Project's Second Biennial Family Picnic and Concert. In addition to part-time Hamptons resident Roger Waters, other performers include Rufus Wainwright, GE Smith (SNL), The Persuasions, Teddy Thompson, and more. Tickets range from $250 to $10,000. Proceeds benefit PEP, an organization that "promotes toxin-free lawns and landscapes to protect human health and the environment." If that's not some bored rich person's idea of activism, I don't know what is. Maybe Roger'll play "Empty Spaces."

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Comments (28)

Floyd was shit after Syd Barret left. yawn

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 2:53 PM

^^ wow

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 3:03 PM

I like Pink Floyd. He seems like a really cool guy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 3:04 PM

Roger Waters yawn

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 3:05 PM

For the price of a really good seat to the Wall arena show, you can see Roger Waters play a few songs acoustically. Seems like a good deal.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 3:41 PM

Roger Waters wants more of your money!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 3:45 PM

It was a great show, but he lip synced most of it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 4:11 PM

can't say anything bad about Roger Waters

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 4:51 PM

I heard that if you play The Wall and watch The Wall video it matches up in this really weird way.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 5:09 PM

4:51 I can! The guy has been milking the wall for decades it's beyond pathetic

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 5:21 PM

"4:51 I can! The guy has been milking the wall for decades it's beyond pathetic"

People willingly shoved nearly $500,000,000 into his pockets. What you call "milking" I call an unbelievably sound business decision.

But you'll never create anything that will garner any sort of interest or demand, so I don't expect you to understand.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 5:38 PM

He didn't create the wall he co wrote a few songs but nice try

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 6:36 PM

Man.. the argument that you can't criticize something unless your a musician is beyond dumb as fuck

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 6:38 PM

Not even in the top 5 Floyd albums to boot

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 6:41 PM

$500 million well Coldplay earned that too what's your point?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 6:46 PM

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Fake punk.

Pink Floyd sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 7:11 PM

West Ham sucks. fuck pink floyd.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 8:19 PM

^ you mean Liverpool

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 8:23 PM

..and speaking of "robust", the Hamptons have some of the most regrettably exorbitant hummus platters I have ever laid eyes on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 12:32 AM

Roger waters is the biggest sucmbag in rock, period.
And Klaus my friend, his Wall was such bullshit manipulation, as someone who actually saw the original Wall on Aug 4th.1980 in Earl's Court, I can tell you you haven't missed that much.
Bring me David Gilmore any day!

Posted by ME | August 27, 2014 1:20 AM

I would still paying to see Roger Waters lip sync. He is truly a genius. No one in history can even top his Wall tour! I wish he would write about the Armenian genocide. Because what Israel is doing to Palestine is NO DIFFERENT THAN WHAT TURKEY DID TO ARMENIANS AND THAT'S A FACT!

Posted by Floydian One | August 27, 2014 11:10 AM

^wow confused guy

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 11:37 AM

I am hoping Roger Waters is going to have a cancer and is going to rot, one of the people whos death I am looking forward to alot

Posted by k | August 27, 2014 12:55 PM

He really is a prick and his music sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 1:10 PM

He has a place in NYC, and didn't have anyone shovel his walkway during some bad snowstorms this winter. Total dick move.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 1:24 PM

^He also feeds meters of his that expire and hogs the parking spot, doesn't recycle, jaywalks, takes more than one penny from the penny change jar at the convenience store, doesn't flush when he does a number two and steels his neighbohrs Wi-Fi.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 1:43 PM

^He also doesn't wash his hands then he touches all the bread in the bread basket.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 1:49 PM

Wow! I haven't been to a site that spews hatred of Roger Waters as much as this one. I've got something you might enjoy. Roger copied someone else's work in 1977 and incorporated lines and whole verses in his composition of "The Wall". I'll let you "fans" digest that tidbit. Roger, if you hear about this please contact me. I have more verse that Jennifer hasn't seen.

Posted by john | September 24, 2014 4:25 PM

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