I saw this Tour at The Hollywood Bowl last year.You are in for a Treat.Has The Old Pink Floyd vibe more than the Pulse Tour did,Song selection I guess.Was in surround with Big screens around.State of the Art with some cool special effects.Prepare your Head.JD
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I saw Roger do the same tour in October, it was very good besides the bad venue. I would recommend some ear plugs to tone down the high levels, i forgot mine and paid for it for about a week. I cant remember the female vocalist he had with him who did "great gig in the sky" but she nailed it, in fact better than the original IMO. Enjoy it.
Hi Dawgbite. I live in Atlanta too, and wasn't sure if I should go to this show. I've seen Pink Floyd several times, including their Animals tour in '77. I saw Roger on one of his tours in the 80's and he was very good. But is it worth it to hear his band do Dark Side without David, et al? And what's the sound like in Philips? I haven't been there for a concert yet, and am generally weary of the sound quality of basketball arenas.
He's got a new release "officially" the end of March. More info here . Go see him. I saw the Radio KAOS tour and it was one of the top 5 concerts I EVER saw. He always has an outstanding lineup with him.
Nrchy that's not true. I too don't think that Roger Waters is Pink Floyd. Anyone who doubts this should pick up Rick Wrights Broken China and have a listen. In fact they have been playing songs that he wrote on the radio out here in L.A. from the soundtrack of a new movie called "Hello I Love You" that he contributed too that sounds so much like Pink Floyd after Waters left. It is some really good stuff.
Two entities that love and want to perform the same music. DSOTM is essentially a cover tune for these two entities. Sad that they can't join forces and perform it as an original instead of a cover. The politics and personalities of rock bands; sometimes time doesn't heal. Funny how Roger didn't write that into the lyrics.
Thomasedison - I saw Dave Mathews at Philips and it was fine. I think Roger is a stickler for sound quality, so it really doesn't matter where he plays - it's going to sound good. Would I prefer he play at the Fox? Yes!
As for playing DSOTM without the other PF members... it's not an issue for me. I've heard a live recording of Roger's version and I think it sounds fantastic. To me PF's music invites improvisation, so if Roger's versions stray from the original it doesn't take away from the essence of those songs. PF was highly experimental and no two shows were exactly alike, so I welcome his interpretation of DSOTM.
Is it worth paying $100 to see him? It depends on how much you like PE and Roger's solo work. For me it was a no brainer. I seldom go to concerts any more, so splurging on a group or artist like Roger is worth it to me.
I have seen roger waters three times; his 6 city tour with clapton, radio kaos tour, and his previous in the flesh tour.
I wish he would have toured on his amused to death release. as for dsotm tour --come on. to me this is just another excuse for an old rocker to go for the money grab. get your filthy hands off of my....