Roger Waters will be performing at Coachella organised festival in October 2016 as part of an amazing line up of huge bands and artists in what is set to be a monumental three nights of concerts.
Other artists performing at the amazing festival are The Who, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. This could be one of the last times bands from this era get together and play a festival so is an historical moment in the history of classic rock.
It will take place in the Colorado Desert at Empire Polo Club in Coachella Valley, Indio, California over three nights covering 7th October to 9th October 2016.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival feature a range of music genres from Rock, Indie and Hip Hop to Electronic dance music and features art installations and sculptures.
The festival has its roots in being a protest against TicketMaster in 1993 when Pearl Jam first performed at the Empire Polo Club setting the precedent that music festivals could be successful there.
In 2015 the festival sold an impressive 198,000 tickets. This compares to the UK’s Glastonbury Festival which sells around 175,000. Roger Waters has performed there before in April 2008 during his Dark Side of the Moon tour.
Tickets are not on sale yet and news will follow of the details.
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The very poignant video played on David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock tour during In Any Tongue has now been released so you can watch it online.
The animation was created by a talented young American and is released just ahead of the David Gilmour Rattle That Lock tour continuing in the Americas starting on 24th March 2016 at Hollywood Bowl in California. Here is the video below, leave a comment with your thoughts.
Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, David’s Creative Director, was looking for a talented animator to work on a video for The Girl In The Yellow Dress, and discovered in America a young film maker named Danny Madden, whose short film Confusion Through Sand had won recognition at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.
Po was so taken with the work that he showed it to David and lyricist Polly Samson, who immediately employed Danny to make the Yellow Dress film. However, David and Polly had also written In Any Tongue about the futility of war, and by chance some of the illustrations in Danny’s film fitted the mood exactly.
Danny gave his permission to use an edited part of Confusion Through Sand to fit In Any Tongue, and the die was cast.