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Roger Waters in Liverpool – A Review with Pictures and Videos

Roger Waters Tour Pig
Roger Waters Tour Pig

Roger Waters is on his Us and Them Tour which he has taken all over the world and called in at the Echo Arena in Liverpool last night and gave an amazing show to his fans. There are some spoilers in this article!

Roger Waters Tour Prism from Dark Side of the Moon in Audience
Roger Waters Tour Prism from Dark Side of the Moon in Audience

He played songs from Dark Side of the Moon where his two female backing singers did a hauntingly good version of Great Gig in the Sky featuring some new harmonies which gave it a fresh re-make.

The Wall also featured playing classics like Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 and used some excellent projections onto the large screen behind the stage giving an interesting multimedia experience that the Pink Floyd and Roger are well known for.

The most spectacular moment came during the Animals segment where an amazing apparatus came down from the area ceiling which had been obscured for most of the show where a very large Battersea Power Station – from the Animals album cover – appeared out of nowhere.

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There were mechanically grown cooling stacks that appeared from the apparatus with smoke coming out the top and remote operated enormous screens that unfurled from the apparatus to become projection screens for the multimedia experience that ensued.

A highlight of the multimedia experience was Roger expressing his negative views about Donald Trump which excited the audience with a strange array of Donald graphics including attaching his head to a pig and dressing him up as a woman with lipstick on!

Roger Waters Tour Liverpool Touring Band
Roger Waters Tour Liverpool Touring Band

The band sounded great and on top form and featured some long standing musicians like Dave Kilminster on guitar and Jon Carin on keyboards. There was also Gus Seyffert on guitar also joined by Jonathan Wilson who did a great version of the classic Pink Floyd and Roger Waters sounds. Bo Koster also gave keyboard support and the bands token Scotsman Ian Ritchie gave saxophone support as he has for many years and gave Roger the opportunity to do his Scottish accent impression which he certainly seemed to enjoy!

Joey Waronker provided percussion and drum support and gave a fresh take on many songs seemingly enjoying some of the thundering and rolling drum fills on the likes of Dogs from the Animals album.

Roger Waters Tour Pig Head
Roger Waters Tour Pig Head

And last but not least, two young ladies gave a great performance on backing vocals, percussion and leading the local Liverpool children who joined Roger and the band on stage too – they were Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig who gave a fresh take on many vocals and had a very distinctive projection of themselves on the big screen behind the stage with negative images in monochrome, sparkly dresses blending in with the space scenes on the stage screen behind, often looking a bit scary too! But not as scary as when Roger had his pig hat on!!

Roger Waters Backing Singers Projection
Roger Waters Backing Singers Projection

The show will thunder on and play in Manchester tonight and ends up in Mexico in December 2018. Get tickets if you can it is an amazing multimedia experience!

Liverpool Echo Arena Queues to Get In
Liverpool Echo Arena Queues to Get In

P.S I think the way the Echo Arena get people inside so the show starts on time needs looking at! There was such a big queue outside half an hour before the show was due to start – the show had to be delayed half an hour so did not start at 8pm prompt! A small complaint!

Roger Waters Tour Dates & Tickets Update – UK Available

Roger Waters Tour 2017 - Donald Trump on the Pig

As of today, Roger Waters has an amazing 64 concerts in the pipeline that have been announced so far. There are a couple of concerts left in Canada over the next couple of days before the tour takes a pause. It will then resume in 2018 over in New Zealand and the end of January.

UK and Republic of Ireland

There are lots of tickets on GetMeIn at a reasonable price for the UK and Republic of Ireland so make sure you check them out if you haven’t got tickets so far.

2018-06-26 – 3Arena – Dublin – Ireland (Tickets)
2018-06-27 – 3Arena – Dublin – Ireland (Tickets)
2018-06-29 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow – Scotland (Tickets)
2018-06-30 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow – Scotland (Tickets)
2018-07-02 – Liverpool Echo Arena – Liverpool – England (Tickets)
2018-07-03 – MEN Arena – Manchester – England (Tickets)
2018-07-06 – Hyde Park – London – England (Tickets)
2018-07-07 – Birmingham Arena – Birmingham – England (Tickets)

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Roger Waters Tour 2017 - View of the Stage and Audience - US and Them Tour
Roger Waters Tour 2017 – View of the Stage and Audience – US and Them Tour

Roger Waters Tour 2017 & 2018

Here are the concert dates for Roger Waters that have been announced so far. There are tickets left for many of them check out the venue’s websites and local ticket sites around the regions in Europe.

Roger Waters North America 2017

2017-10-28 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, Alberta – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-29 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, Alberta – Canada (Tickets)

Australia and New Zealand 2018

2018-01-24 – Spark Arena – Auckland – New Zealand (Tickets)
2018-01-26 – Spark Arena – Auckland – New Zealand (Tickets)
2018-01-30 – Forsyth Barr Stadium – Dunedin – New Zealand (Tickets)
2018-02-02 – Qudos Bank Arena – Sydney – Australia (Tickets)
2018-02-06 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane – Australia (Tickets)
2018-02-10 – Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne – Australia (Tickets)
2018-02-11 – Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne – Australia (Tickets)
2018-02-16 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Adelaide – Australia (Tickets)
2018-02-20 – Perth Arena – Perth – Australia (Tickets)

Roger Waters Europe 2018

A couple of new countries and cities have been added to the 2018 where Roger or Pink Floyd have never played before. Latvia and Lithuania will be surely in for a treat!

2018-04-13 – Palau Saint Jordi – Barcelona – Spain (Tickets)
2018-04-14 – Palau Saint Jordi – Barcelona – Spain (Tickets)
2018-04-17 – Forum – Milan – Italy
2018-04-18 – Forum – Milan – Italy
2018-04-21 – Unipol Arena (Bologna) – Bologna – Italy
2018-04-22 – Unipol Arena (Bologna) – Bologna – Italy
2018-04-24 – Unipol Arena (Bologna) – Bologna – Italy
2018-04-25 – Unipol Arena (Bologna) – Bologna – Italy
2018-04-27 – O2 Arena (Prague) – Prague – Czech Republic
2018-04-28 – O2 Arena (Prague) – Prague – Czech Republic
2018-05-02 – Budapest Arena – Budapest – Hungary
2018-05-04 – Arena Armeec – Sofia – Bulgaria
2018-05-06 – Zagreb Arena – Zagreb – Croatia
2018-05-09 – Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon – France
2018-05-11 – Sportpaleis (Belgium) – Antwerp – Belgium
2018-05-14 – Barclays Center – Hamburg – Germany (Tickets)
2018-05-16 – Stadthalle – Vienna – Austria (Tickets)
2018-05-20 – MEO Arena – Lisbon – Portugal
2018-05-21 – MEO Arena – Lisbon – Portugal
2018-05-24 – Wiznik Centre – Madrid – Spain
2018-05-25 – Wiznik Centre – Madrid – Spain
2018-05-28 – Hallenstadion – Zurich – Switzerland
2018-06-01 – Mercedes Benz Arena – Berlin – Germany (Tickets)
2018-06-02 – Mercedes Benz Arena – Berlin – Germany (Tickets)
2018-06-04 – SAP Arena (Mannheim) – Mannheim – Germany (Tickets)
2018-06-08 – U Arena – Paris – France
2018-06-11 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne – Germany (Tickets)
2018-06-13 – Olympiahalle – Munich – Germany (Tickets)
2018-06-16 – Stade Pierre Mauroy – Lille – France
2018-06-18 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam – Netherlands
2018-06-19 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam – Netherlands
2018-06-22 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam – Netherlands

UK and Republic of Ireland

There are lots of tickets on GetMeIn at a reasonable price for the UK and Republic of Ireland so make sure you check them out if you haven’t got tickets so far.

2018-06-26 – 3Arena – Dublin – Ireland (Tickets)
2018-06-27 – 3Arena – Dublin – Ireland (Tickets)
2018-06-29 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow – Scotland (Tickets)
2018-06-30 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow – Scotland (Tickets)
2018-07-02 – Liverpool Echo Arena – Liverpool – England (Tickets)
2018-07-03 – MEN Arena – Manchester – England (Tickets)
2018-07-06 – Hyde Park – London – England (Tickets)
2018-07-07 – Birmingham Arena – Birmingham – England (Tickets)

Roger Waters Tour 2017 2018 (4)
Roger Waters Tour 2017 2018 (4)

2018-08-03 – Tauron Arena – Krakow – Poland
2018-08-05 – Ergo Arena – Gdansk – Poland
2018-08-07 – Jyske Bank Boxen – Herning – Denmark
2018-08-10 – Royal Arena Copenhagen – Copenhagen – Denmark
2018-08-11 – Royal Arena Copenhagen – Copenhagen – Denmark
2018-08-14 – Telenor – Oslo – Norway (Tickets)
2018-08-15 – Telenor – Oslo – Norway (Tickets)
2018-08-18 – Friends Arena – Stockholm – Sweden
2018-08-21 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki – Finland
2018-08-24 – Arena Riga – Riga – Latvia
2018-08-26 – Kaunas Arena – Kaunas – Lithuania
2018-08-29 – SKK Arena – St. Petersburg – Russia
2018-08-31 – Olimpiski Arena – Moscow – Russia