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Roger Waters Brings The Wall to Stadiums in North America

November 1, 2011  |  6:00pm
Roger Waters Brings <i>The Wall</i> to Stadiums in North America

Former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters has mellowed considerably with age: In the 1970s he abhorred playing stadium shows, but now he’s chosen to bring his colossal production of The Wall to stadiums all across North America.

Waters initially announced his plans to roll out more dates for The Wall tour (which has already been extended multiple times to add more shows around the world) last month on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, with the main goal of performing in markets they were unable to reach on the 2010 North American leg.

Now the dates for the new 36-show tour have been finalized. The tour will begin May 1 in Houston and last through mid-July, and Waters is indeed hitting new markets such as Austin while revisiting the biggest U.S. cities.

For many venues, the show’s new stadium-sized configurations will likely be even more ambitious and massive in scale than before. Waters commented to Rolling Stone that the shows would be projected “over 140 yards. ... We’ve done light tests at Fenway Park and Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium just to see what the ambient light is like. And it’s fine.”

Most of the scheduled dates’ tickets will go on sale Nov. 14, with a few exceptions.

Roger Waters The Wall North American Tour 2012 dates:

May
1 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
3 — Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center
5 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
7 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
11 — San Francisco, Calif. @ AT&T Park
13 — San Diego, Calif. @ Valley View Casino Center
15 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ US Airways
19 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ TBD
22 — Portland, Ore. @ Rose Garden
24 — Seattle, Wash. @ Key Arena
26 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ BC Place
28 — Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
31 — Winnipeg, Manitoba @ MTS Centre

June
3 — St Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
5 — Detroit, Mich. @ Joe Louis Arena
6 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
8 — Chicago, Ill. @ Wrigley Field
10 — Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
11 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Conseco Fieldhouse
13 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Philips Arena
15 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ BankAtlantic Center
16 — Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
19 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
21 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ First Niagara Center
23 — Toronto, Ontario @ Rogers Centre
25 — Ottawa, Ontario @ Scotiabank Place
26 — Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
28 — Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
29 — Hartford, Conn. @ XL Center

July
1 — Boston, Mass. @ TBD
3 — Pittsburgh, Mass. @ Consol Energy Center
6 — New York, N.Y. @ TBD
9 — Raleigh, N.C. @ RBC Center
10 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Time Warner Cable Arena
12 — Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
14 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Citizens Bank Park

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