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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!

David Gilmour World Tour Starts Tonight – Glimpse Rehearsal Photos

David Gilmour Pula Croatia 2015 Rehearsals [Pic: Polly Samson]
David Gilmour Pula Croatia 2015 Rehearsals [Pic: Polly Samson]
David Gilmour’s world tour 2015/16 was announced all the way back on 4th March 2015 and those 6 months since have seen excitement building amongst fans.

There have been all kinds of amazing videos shared from the making of David’s new album Rattle That Lock and lots of great photos too regarding the album – from recording session photos, album artwork and some nice behind the scenes stuff.

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Multimedia Galore

David Gilmour Rattle That Lock Album Artwork
David Gilmour Rattle That Lock Album Artwork

Polly Samson, who wrote the lyrics for David’s new album, is sharing some excellent photos on her PollySamsonRTL instagram website feed and some of them are included in this article.

There are nice things being shared on David Gilmour’s facebook page too so make sure you are following that!

“The band is about ready to begin…”

David Gilmour Pula Croatia 2015 Rehearsals (1)
David Gilmour Pula Croatia 2015 Rehearsals (1)

The tour starts properly tonight at the first big venue following the warm up gig at Brighton last weekend – read some excellent fan review about the Brighton concert. There are some rather beautiful venues included on the David Gilmour World Tour and, in case you haven’t seen it yet, there is an article showing those wonderful venues.

David Gilmour Pula Croatia 2015 Rehearsals (2)
David Gilmour Pula Croatia 2015 Rehearsals (2)

David and his talented band will perform at the Pula Roman Arena in Pula, Croatia tonight much to the delight of the fans attending.

There have been some photos shared of the rehearsals which are included in this article from David’s facebook page.

David Gilmour 2015/16 Tour Setlist

David Gilmour Brighton Centre Sep 2015
David Gilmour Brighton Centre September 2015

There has been some discussion about the David Gilmour Tour Setlist on the NPF Forum and people were discussing the selection of songs played at the Brighton warm up concert.

However, it is possible those songs selected for Brighton were done so for testing video projections, sound production etc. as opposed to being the final setlist for the tour. The concert tonight shall reveal the tour setlist though so keep an eye open on the forum if you want to see what was played. 😉

See David Gilmour World Tour concert dates for a full list of the concert dates that have been announced so far. Make sure you get our newsletter to find out about any further announcements.

Have a listen to the beautiful A Boat Lies Waiting by David Gilmour: