The Dark Side of the Moon Live (2006-2008), Roger Waters

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The “Dark Side of the Moon Live” tour by Roger Waters, spanning from 2006 to 2008, was a significant event in his solo career and a treat for Pink Floyd fans. This tour was notable for featuring a complete live performance of Pink Floyd’s landmark 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Here are key aspects of this tour:

Concept and Structure

  • Focus on ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’: Waters performed the entire album as the centerpiece of the show. This was particularly special because “The Dark Side of the Moon” is one of the most celebrated and influential albums in rock history.
  • Two Sets: The concerts typically consisted of two sets. The first set included a mix of Waters’ solo material and Pink Floyd songs, while the second set was a full run-through of “The Dark Side of the Moon.”

Band and Performance

  • Talented Band: Waters was accompanied by a skilled band, capable of authentically recreating the complex soundscapes of the album. The lineup included musicians such as guitarist Dave Kilminster, keyboardist Jon Carin, and saxophonist Ian Ritchie.
  • Vocal and Instrumental Fidelity: The performances were praised for their musical fidelity to the original album, capturing its nuanced and intricate sound.

Production and Visuals

  • Elaborate Stage Show: True to Pink Floyd’s legacy, the tour featured a visually striking stage show. It included sophisticated lighting, video projections, and laser effects, all designed to complement the music and create an immersive experience.
  • Quadraphonic Sound System: The use of a quadraphonic sound system was a nod to the original album’s pioneering use of multi-channel audio, enhancing the audience’s sense of immersion.

Reception and Impact

  • Critical and Commercial Success: The tour was both a critical and commercial success. Fans and critics alike praised the performance for its musical excellence and the way it evoked the spirit of Pink Floyd.
  • Global Reach: The tour covered numerous countries across several continents, bringing this iconic album to a wide range of audiences.

Significance in Waters’ Career

  • Reconnecting with Pink Floyd’s Legacy: This tour was significant for Waters as it saw him embracing his Pink Floyd heritage more directly than in any of his previous solo tours.
  • Legacy Reinforcement: By successfully performing such a revered album in its entirety, Waters reinforced his legacy as a key architect of Pink Floyd’s sound and as a formidable artist in his own right.

The “Dark Side of the Moon Live” tour stands out as a high point in Roger Waters’ solo career, showcasing his enduring connection to the music he helped create with Pink Floyd and his ability to deliver it with a fresh perspective to new generations of fans.

The Dark Side of the Moon Live (2006-2008) Tour Dates

2006-06-02 : Parque da Bela Vista (Rock in Rio Festival), Lisbon, Portugal
2006-06-04 : Anfiteatro Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy
2006-06-05 : Anfiteatro Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy
2006-06-08 : Kindl-Buhne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
2006-06-10 : Arrow Rock Festival, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
2006-06-12 : Egilshollin Arena, Reykjavik, Iceland
2006-06-14 : Hovedscenen (Norwegian Wood Festival), Oslo, Norway
2006-06-16 : Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
2006-06-18 : Malakassa (Terra Vibe Park), Athens, Greece
2006-06-20 : Kurucesme Arena, Istanbul, Turkey
2006-06-22 : Latrun Monastery Grounds, Neve Shalom, Israel
2006-06-24 : Vasilyevsky Spusk, Moscow, Russia
2006-06-26 : Viking Stadium (Jattavagen), Stavanger, Norway
2006-06-29 : The Showgrounds (Live At The Marquee Festival), Cork, Ireland
2006-07-01 : Hyde Park, London, England
2006-07-02 : Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
2006-07-07 : Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2006-07-10 : Luxol Parade Grounds, Pembroke, Malta
2006-07-12 : Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy
2006-07-14 : Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Nevers, France
2006-07-16 : Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland
2006-09-06 : PNC Bank Arts Centre, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA
2006-09-08 : Tweeter Performing Arts Center, Boston, Massachussets, USA
2006-09-09 : Tweeter Performing Arts Center, Boston, Massachussets, USA
2006-09-12 : Madison Square Garden (Manhattan), New York, New York, USA
2006-09-13 : Madison Square Garden (Manhattan), New York, New York, USA
2006-09-15 : Nikon Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, New York, USA
2006-09-16 : Tweeter Center (Camden), Camden (New Jersey), USA
2006-09-18 : Palace Of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2006-09-20 : Air Canada Centre, Toronto (Ontario), Canada
2006-09-21 : Bell Centre (Montreal), Montreal (Quebec), Canada
2006-09-23 : Nissan Pavilion (Stone Ridge), Bristow (Virginia), USA
2006-09-24 : Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
2006-09-27 : Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2006-09-29 : First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2006-09-30 : Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
2006-10-03 : Cricket Pavilion (Phoenix), Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2006-10-05 : Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA
2006-10-06 : Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA
2006-10-08 : Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA
2006-10-10 : Shoreline Amphitheater, San Francisco, California, USA
2006-10-12 : Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
2007-01-25 : Acer Arena (Sydney), Sydney, Australia
2007-01-27 : Jade Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand
2007-01-29 : North Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
2007-02-01 : Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
2007-02-02 : Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
2007-02-05 : Entertainment Centre (Brisbane), Brisbane, Australia
2007-02-07 : Entertainment Centre (Brisbane), Brisbane, Australia
2007-02-09 : Members Equity Stadium, Perth, Australia
2007-02-12 : Grand Stage, Shanghai, China
2007-02-15 : Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
2007-02-18 : MMRDA-BKC Grounds, Mumbai, India
2007-02-21 : Media City (Dubai), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2007-03-02 : Estadio Universitario de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico
2007-03-04 : Estadio 3 de Marzo, Guadalajara, Mexico
2007-03-06 : Foro De Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
2007-03-09 : Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia
2007-03-12 : Explanada de El Monumental, Lima, Peru
2007-03-14 : Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
2007-03-17 : River Plate Football Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007-03-18 : River Plate Football Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007-03-23 : Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2007-03-24 : Morumbi Football Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007-04-11 : Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
2007-04-13 : Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
2007-04-14 : Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary
2007-04-16 : Arena (Cologne), Cologne, Germany
2007-04-18 : Arena (Leipzig), Leipzig, Germany
2007-04-19 : Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
2007-04-21 : Palau St Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
2007-04-23 : Datchforum (Assago), Milan, Italy
2007-04-25 : Sportpaleis (Belgium), Antwerp, Belgium
2007-04-27 : Globe Arena (Stockholm), Stockholm, Sweden
2007-04-29 : Vestlandshallen (Bergenfest ’07), Bergen, Norway
2007-05-01 : Slotspark (Augustenborg), Als, Denmark
2007-05-03 : Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy, Paris, France
2007-05-05 : Gelredome, Arnhem, Netherlands
2007-05-07 : Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
2007-05-08 : National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, England
2007-05-11 : Earls Court Exhibition Hall, London, England
2007-05-12 : Earls Court Exhibition Hall, London, England
2007-05-14 : The Point, Dublin, Ireland
2007-05-18 : Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach (Florida), USA
2007-05-19 : Ford Amphitheatre (Tampa), Tampa (Florida), USA
2007-05-22 : Philips Arena (Atlanta), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2007-05-24 : Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford (New Jersey), USA
2007-05-30 : Madison Square Garden (Manhattan), New York, New York, USA
2007-06-01 : Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2007-06-02 : Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2007-06-04 : Colisée Pepsi, Québec City, Quebec City (Quebec), Canada
2007-06-06 : Scotiabank Place (Ottawa), Ontario, Canada
2007-06-07 : Bell Centre (Montreal), Montreal (Quebec), Canada
2007-06-09 : United Center (Chicago), Chicago, Illinois, USA
2007-06-13 : Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA
2007-06-15 : Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Irvine), Irvine, California, USA
2007-06-16 : Grand Garden Arena (MGM Grand Casino), Las Vegas (Nevada), USA
2007-06-19 : Oracle Arena (Oakland), Oakland, California, USA
2007-06-21 : GM Place, Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2007-06-23 : Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2007-06-24 : Rexall Place (Edmonton), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2007-06-27 : MTS Centre (Winnipeg), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2007-06-29 : Qwest Center Arena (Omaha), Omaha (Nebraska), USA
2007-06-30 : Xcel Energy Center (St Paul), St Paul (Minnesota), USA
2007-07-02 : Marcus Amphitheater (Milwaukee), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
2007-07-07 : Giants Stadium, East Rutherford (New Jersey), USA
2007-07-09 : TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachussets, USA
2007-07-10 : New England Dodge Music Center (Hartford), Hartford (Connecticut), USA
2007-07-12 : Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien (New York), USA
2007-07-14 : Rogers Centre (Toronto), Toronto (Ontario), Canada
2008-04-27 : Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Indio), Indio (California), USA
2008-04-30 : Pepsi Center (Denver), Denver, Colorado, USA
2008-05-02 : Center (Dallas), Dallas, Texas, USA
2008-05-04 : Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, Texas, USA
2008-05-09 : Campo de Futbol de Atarfe, Granada, Spain
2008-05-11 : Megaland (Landgraaf), Landgraaf, Netherlands
2008-05-13 : Fionia Park (Odense), Odense, Denmark
2008-05-15 : Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
2008-05-18 : O2 Arena (London), London, England
2008-05-19 : O2 Arena (London), London, England
2008-06-06 : The Palace Square (Saint Petersburg), St. Petersburg, Russia