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Syd Barrett: The Summer of Love Concert in Sweden 2020

Syd Barrett: The Summer of Love
Syd Barrett: The Summer of Love [pic: Giulia Stirpe]

Swedish band Men on the Border are to stage another spectacular concert in tribute to Syd Barrett in August 2020 in Sweden.

Rock band Men On The Border and the Sandviken Symphony Orchestra plan to repeat their 2016 Cambridge success at Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, 14th November 2020.

As a very special guest, we are privileged to announce guitarist Janne Schaffer, best-known for his collaborations with ABBA, and his comprehensive solo career. “I loaned Barrett my amp when Pink Floyd played in Stockholm in 1967, so I’m really looking forward to honouring him at Berwaldhallen, where Pink Floyd were presented with the Polar Prize.”

Jan Stumsner, super-guitarist from P-Floyd will also add his own special brand of brilliance to the show.

Syd Barrett: The Summer of Love is based on Syd Barrett’s life before, during and after his time in one of the world’s biggest rock bands, Pink Floyd. The story is narrated by playwright David Gale, a childhood friend of Syd’s and flat-mate when they both moved from Cambridge to London in the mid-1960s.

Music includes interpretations from Barrett’s solo career and selected early Pink Floyd songs. 2020 is also a jubilee year as it is now 50 years since both of Barrett’s solo albums were released (1970).

Visually the show will also be a cut above the norm. Lighting designer Peter Wynne Willson will transport his liquid light show from London to Stockholm to illuminate Berwaldhallen. Wynne Willson originally created the liquid light for Pink Floyd in 1967 and toured with them for several years. In the intervening years he again toured with Pink Floyd for “The Division Bell” tour and has also worked with U2, Roger Waters and many others.

We all need something to look forward to, and this concert promises to be something special, should the COVID-19 restrictions be lifted by then. The final decision will be taken ahead of the ticket release in August. An alternative concert date in the spring of 2021 is also reserved.

Men On The Border started in 2011 and the first album “Shine!” was released in 2012, entirely composed of interpretations of Syd Barrett’s solo songs. This has been followed by many more recordings and the album Blackbird is planned for release in June this year. Current members: Göran Nyström, Phil Etheridge, Odd Westby and Michael Wahlin. At Berwaldhallen Amanda Örtenhag will also join the band.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on August 21, at 10.00 CET: Berwaldhallen.se

Roger Waters European and Australasian Tour Dates 2017 and 2018

Roger Waters Tour 2017 2018 (2)
Roger Waters Tour 2017 2018

After 63 sold out shows in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, Roger Waters has announced 5 shows in Germany and 1 show in Austria in the early summer of 2018.

The 2018 European Us + Them tour has so many more countries in the pipeline that it will visit including shows in 23 countries — Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Watch out for full details of cities and dates following soon. Don’t miss a thing, get our free Newsletter to get the latest news.

The tour has garnered rave reviews – with the set-list being called “spectacular” and the production referred to as “eye-popping.”

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

The show features songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums (The Dark Side of The Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) plus some new songs from his album Is This the Life We Really Want?,

Roger Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of- the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound. This new tour promises to be no exception, following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, it will inspire crowds with its powerful delivery to take the audience on a musical journey.

You can see a full list of upcoming Roger Waters Tour Dates.

Roger Waters Tour 2017 2018 (1)
Roger Waters Tour 2017 2018 (1)

Remaining Roger Waters American Tour Dates 2017

2017-09-19 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – USA (Tickets)
2017-09-21 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, Ohio – USA (Tickets)
2017-09-23 – Times Union Center – Albany (New York) – USA (Tickets)
2017-09-24 – XL Center (Hartford) – Hartford, Connecticut – USA (Tickets)
2017-09-27 – TD Banknorth Garden – Boston, Massachussets – USA (Tickets)
2017-09-28 – TD Banknorth Garden – Boston, Massachussets – USA (Tickets)
2017-10-02 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-03 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-06 – Centre Videotron – Quebec City (Quebec) – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-07 – Centre Videotron – Quebec City (Quebec) – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-10 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, Ontario – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-13 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-16 – Bell Centre (Montreal) – Montreal, Quebec – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-17 – Bell Centre (Montreal) – Montreal, Quebec – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-22 – MTS Centre (Winnipeg) – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-24 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, Alberta – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-25 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, Alberta – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-28 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, Alberta – Canada (Tickets)
2017-10-29 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, Alberta – Canada (Tickets)

Roger Waters 2018 Australasian Tour Dates

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 European Tour 2018

2018-05-14 – Barclays Centre – Hamburg – Germany (Tickets)
2018-05-16 – Stadthalle – Vienna – Austria (Tickets)
2018-06-02 – Mercedes Benz Arena – Berlin – Germany (Tickets)
2018-06-04 – SAP Arena (Mannheim) – Mannheim – Germany (Tickets)
2018-06-11 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne – Germany (Tickets)
2018-06-13 – Olympiahalle – Munich – Germany (Tickets)