The music of THE WALL – in concert
An homage to the greatest rock opera ever & a celebration of the legendary concert tour by Pink Floyd
LONDON – “Run like hell …” and get your tickets for the celebration of the most legendary concert tour in rock history.
“The Wall” is one of the most iconic rock albums ever. Pink Floyd performed the album in its entirety in 1980/81, Roger Waters in 1990 at the Berlin Wall on the border between East and West Germany. The performance drew the biggest paying concert audience in history. Between 2010–2013, Roger Waters toured with “The Wall”, and it was the biggest grossing tour for a solo artist to that time.
Besides the iconic music of “The Wall” album, the concert will include additional Pink Floyd songs such as “Whish You Were Here“ and “When The Tigers Broke Free” from the album “The Final Cut”. Roger Waters originally composed it for “The Wall”. It is about the death of his father in WWII. The other Pink Floyd members considered it too personal, and it was eventually included on “The Final Cut”, although its rightful place is on “The Wall” album.
The audience will be treated to the original songs of “The Wall” concerts, featuring some of the original musicians, who performed this music with Pink Floyd or Roger Waters. For the last tours, this have been stars like Graham Broad – who is not only one of the world’s leading drummers, but also the musical director of the original „The Wall“ shows by Roger Waters –, Harry Waters – the son of Roger Waters –, Chester Kamen, and Mark Lennon.
The concerts will feature an amazing light show and video projections for a worthy celebration of the “greatest concert tour of all time”, to quote Pink Floyd fans from the original tour.
“Berlin Pink Floyd” aims to bring down walls and mix artists with different backgrounds on stage. In this case, Palestinian and Israelian artist. The Producer of “Berlin Pink Floyd” has introduced Roger Waters to Gorbachev – the last president of the Soviet Union, who enabled the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Artists from the past and the presence:
Harry Williams Waters
Harry William Waters (born 16 November 1976) is a British piano and Hammond organ player, associated with progressive rock. Waters is the son of Pink Floyd’s bass player, songwriter, and lyricist Roger Waters.
Waters can be heard at age of two in the original recording of “Goodbye Blue Sky” on Pink Floyd’s 1979 album “The Wall”. The song opens with him saying “Look, mummy, there’s an aeroplane up in the sky”, before the song starts.
Waters has played on tour with his father since 2002, replacing keyboarder Jon Carin on the “In the Flesh” tour, and later playing alongside Carin since “The Dark Side of the Moon Live”. He toured with Marianne Faithfull. In 2008, the first Harry Waters Band album was released. He resides in Los Angeles and scores for TV and film, for example Tommy Pallotta’s documentary “More Human Than Human”.
Graham Broad is one of the world’s leading drummers. He has been playing professionally since the age of fifteen, after attending the Royal College of Music in 1970. He is a former pupil of drumming educator Lloyd Ryan, who also taught Phil Collins the drum rudiments. His works have spanned decades with musicians such as Roger Waters, Tina Turner, The Beach Boys, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Bill Wyman, Tony Banks, and George Michael.
One of the most prolific drummers of the 1980s, his work appeared on Top 10 hits for Bucks Fizz, Dollar, Tina Turner, Bardo, Go West, Five Star, ABC (even appearing in the music video for their smash hit, “When Smokey Sings”), and Wham!. Broad has been mostly playing with Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters since 1987, where he played the drums on Waters’ “Radio K.A.O.S.” album and following tour. In 1990, Broad, who had joined Waters’ “Bleeding Heart Band”, performed onstage during “The Wall” concert in Berlin. In 1992, he played on Waters’ third solo album, “Amused to Death”. In 1999, Waters invited him to join him on his “In the Flesh” tour, which spanned three years from 1999 to 2002.
Broad also participated on “The Dark Side of the Moon” live tour, which began in June 2006 and was extended with additional shows to finish in the spring of 2008. Broad played with Roger Waters again in “The Wall Live” (2010–2013), touring North America and Europe. Broad also plays with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.
Chester Kamen first performed with David Gilmour in 1985 at “Live Aid” at Wembley in the Bryan Ferry Band. He toured with Roger Waters in 2002 on the “In The Flesh” tour doing lead guitar and lead vocals, and again in 2008 on “The Dark Side of the Moon” tour. Chester also played, alongside Harry Waters, at the brief Pink Floyd reunion for the Hoping Foundation charity in 2010. Apart from that, he toured with David Gilmour on the “Rattle That Lock” tour in 2016, culminating in the Pompeii concert and DVD and 5 nights at the Albert Hall.
Chester Kamen has performed/recorded as well with Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, Seal, Madonna, Robbie Williams, Massive Attack, Katie Melua, and others.
Mark has toured with Cher and Phil Collins, and joined Roger Waters of Pink Floyd on the highly successful world tour of “The Wall“. A well-respected and sought-after session singer, Mark has sung back up for Don Henley and Billy Bob Thornton, among others.
Berlin Pink Floyd
Berlin Pink Floyd aims to bring down the walls and mix artists with different backgrounds on stage, including Palestinian and Israeli artist. The Producer of Berlin Pink Floyd has introduced Roger Waters, the creator of The Wall, to Mikhail Gorbachev, the last President and Secretary-General of the Soviet Union, who enabled the fall of the Berlin Wall.
“The Wall” is the eleventh studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 30th November 1979 by Harvest and Columbia Records. It is a rock opera that explores Pink, a jaded rockstar, whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society forms a figurative wall. The album was a huge commercial success, topping the US charts for 15 weeks, and reaching number three in the UK.
It initially received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom found it overblown and pretentious, but later received accolades as one of the finest albums of all time. Bassist Roger Waters conceived “The Wall” during Pink Floyd’s 1977 “In The Flesh” tour, modelling the character of Pink after himself and former bandmate Syd Barrett. Recording spanned from December 1978 to November 1979.
“The Wall” is the last album to feature Pink Floyd as a quartet. Three singles were issued from the album: “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” (the band’s only UK number-one single), “Run Like Hell”, and “Comfortably Numb”. From 1980 to 1981, Pink Floyd performed the full album on a tour that featured elaborate theatrical effects. In 1982, “The Wall” was adapted into a feature film, for which Waters wrote the screenplay.
“The Wall” is one of the best-known concept albums. With over 30 million copies sold, it is the second best-selling album in the band’s catalogue (behind “The Dark Side of the Moon”) and one of the best-selling albums of all time. Some of the outtakes from the recording sessions were used on the group’s next album, “The Final Cut” (1983). In 2003 and 2012, it was included in Rolling Stone’s lists of the greatest albums of all time.
“The Wall” is a rock opera that explores abandonment and isolation, symbolized by a wall. The songs create an approximate story line of events in the life of the protagonist, Pink, a character based on Syd Barrett as well as Roger Waters, whose father was killed during World War II, which is where Pink starts to build a metaphorical wall around himself. The album includes several references to former band member Syd Barrett, including “Nobody Home”, which hints at his condition during Pink Floyd’s abortive US tour of 1967, with lyrics such as “wild, staring eyes”, “the obligatory Hendrix perm” and “elastic bands keeping my shoes on”. “Comfortably Numb” was inspired by Waters’ injection with a muscle relaxant to combat the effects of hepatitis during the “In the Flesh” Tour, while in Philadelphia.