In the Flesh Tour North America (1999), Roger Waters

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The “In the Flesh” tour in 1999 marked a significant return to large-scale touring for Roger Waters after a relatively long hiatus from the road. This tour, which primarily focused on North America, was notable for several reasons:

  1. Tour Overview: The “In the Flesh” tour began in the summer of 1999. It was Waters’ first solo tour since the Radio K.A.O.S. tour in 1987, representing a major return to live performances for him. The tour was initially planned to cover only North America, but its success led to subsequent legs in other regions.
  2. Setlist and Musical Approach: The tour setlist included a broad range of material spanning Waters’ career, including his solo work and a substantial number of Pink Floyd classics. This was a treat for fans, as Waters performed songs from albums like “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “The Wall.” Notably, this tour did not focus on a single album or concept, unlike his previous tours.
  3. Band Composition: Waters was accompanied by a skilled group of musicians for this tour. The band included guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Snowy White, keyboardist Jon Carin, and drummer Graham Broad, among others. This talented ensemble was capable of faithfully recreating the complex music of Pink Floyd along with Waters’ solo material.
  4. Performance and Production: Known for his emphasis on theatrical and visual elements in his shows, Waters ensured that the “In the Flesh” tour maintained high production values. The shows featured elaborate stage setups, impressive lighting, and sound quality. However, it was less theatrical compared to his previous tours like “The Wall” and focused more on the musical performance.
  5. Reception and Legacy: The tour was very well-received, both by critics and fans. It was praised for its musical diversity and the quality of performance. For many fans, it was an opportunity to hear a wide range of Waters’ work performed live, including some Pink Floyd songs that hadn’t been played in concerts for years.
  6. Significance in Waters’ Career: “In the Flesh” represented a resurgence for Waters as a live performer and helped to solidify his status as a solo artist independent of Pink Floyd. It reaffirmed his relevance in the music scene and paved the way for more ambitious tours in the future, such as “The Dark Side of the Moon Live” and “The Wall Live.”

The “In the Flesh” tour was a pivotal moment in Roger Waters’ solo career, re-establishing him as a major live act and setting the stage for his subsequent tours, which would continue to draw large audiences worldwide.

In the Flesh Tour North America (1999) Tour Dates

1999-07-23 : Bruce Hall Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
1999-07-24 : Rosemont Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1999-07-25 : New Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA
1999-07-27 : Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1999-07-30 : Agora du Vieux, Quebec City (Quebec), Canada
1999-07-31 : Molson Centre, Quebec City (Quebec), Canada
1999-08-01 : Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto (Ontario), Canada
1999-08-04 : Tweeter Performing Arts Center, Great Woods (Massachusetts), USA
1999-08-06 : Garden State Arts Centre, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA
1999-08-07 : Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, New York, USA
1999-08-08 : SNET Oakdale Theater, Wallingford (Connecticut), USA
1999-08-10 : Pepsi Arena, Albany (New York), USA
1999-08-11 : Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Center, Camden (New Jersey), USA
1999-08-13 : Montage Mountain Performing Arts Centre, Scranton (Pennsylvania), USA
1999-08-14 : Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien (New York), USA
1999-08-15 : Jerome Schottenstein Center (Ohio University), Columbus, Ohio, USA
1999-08-17 : Hershey Star Pavilion, Hershey (Pennsylvania), USA
1999-08-18 : Star Lake Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
1999-08-20 : Baltimore Arena, Baltimore (Maryland), USA
1999-08-22 : Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1999-08-24 : Deer Creek Music Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
1999-08-25 : Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids (Michigan), USA
1999-08-27 : Riverport Amphitheatre, St Louis, Missouri, USA
1999-08-28 : Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA