There was an announcement on Facebook about the Roger Waters Us and Them tour for next year. I’m considering going and I’ve been listening to Radio Kaos and The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking fairly often over the past few months. I’m very well acquainted with all of Pink Floyd’s catalog.
Anyone seen him in concert recently? I’m sure i won’t like the ticket prices and I might very well wait for some YouTube videos from the 2017 tour before deciding if I should go. But, as of now, I’m leaning very heavily in favor of going.
I saw the Dark Side of the Moon tour in 2007 and it was a serious experience. Dave Kilminster has David Gilmour’s sound down cold and Carl Kenyon owned The Great Gig in the Sky, so if they’re touring with Roger Waters again he’s definitely worth seeing. I was disappointed there was nothing off The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking on the setlist, but it was a magnificent show.
I was at the 1991 concert at the Berlin Wall but I wouldn’t call that recent.
I saw him as part of the 121212 concert in 2012. It of course wasn’t a full set but he was very good with a good backing band. The stage presentation of one of the songs contained a political message that was out of place at a benefit concert in the U.S. so that was kind of weird.
He took a huge hiatus from touring (something like 13 years) and kicked off a tour in Milwaukee, I went to that one, it was amazing. About half way through the tour, he announced that he’d be coming back around and hitting Milwaukee again and my friend and I just kinda looked at each other and bought tickets. During one of the shows, maybe both, I don’t remember (but it was part of the tour) he played The Wall in it’s entirety.
Also, I think, again I could be mistaken, that Andy Fairweather Low was touring with him.
I also remember my friend point up to the ceiling and I’m like ‘huh, what’ and she points again and I see one of the lighting guys rocking out.
It was an amazing concert, absolutely one of my favorites.
My very first concert was Roger Waters, in July 1984, the Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking tour. He had a bloke named Clapton on lead guitar, who did a pretty nice job.
First half of the concert was all Pink Floyd songs, and was awesome.
Second half was basically running through the “Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking” album. This remains the only time to date that I have sat through that entire album. The crowd got a bit quieter in that part.
For the encore, went back to Floyd with Brain Damage/Eclipse, so that was nice.
Overall, it was a good concert. The songs were VERY true to the album versions, whether you consider that a good thing or not. At the time, as a young kid, I thought that was great. Looking back, I don’t know if that was the best way to take advantage of having Clapton on the stage.
I saw him in 1987 for his Radio KAOS Tour. (I also saw Pink Floyd that same year). Paul Carrack was the opening act, and he did every hit that he performed with other bands (“How Long Has This Been Goin’ On” “Tempted”, etc.)
Roger was pretty good, though the show relied heavily on Radio KAOS (they might have done the whole thing, followed by a smattering of PF mainstays.
I’ve seem him twice, though the last time was In the Flesh in 2002. Both times were spectacular - he puts on a really well-staged show. Bummed I missed the recent wall tour. I’ve already got my tix for September 2017!
ETA: I was a little put off by the “creative genius of Pink Floyd” ad pitch for this tour, until I saw the trailer, in which he basically makes fun of that at the end. I thought that was smart
Saw him in the early 1980s with “Pros and Cons of Hitch hiking” tour (an unlistenable mess although it gets points for taking a shot at Yoko Ono). Good sound system. Cigar store Indians are more animated.