The band from the 70’s broke up years ago but the bass player, Roger Waters is still ambitious and is on stage playing his bass. Sounds boring? Well the good old rock music can never get boring. It would be good discussing and giving your kid a lesson in great rock music. Roger Waters delivers a very special concert breaking attendance records for concerts previously held by the Rolling Stones.
This summer there are new world wide tours being performed by Springsteen and Madonna but none will compare to this one. So, how can a 68 year old man who is not a famous name be the best concert of the summer when he is bringing back a double album that was recorded 33 years ago ? Well, he was the lyricist, bass player and creative force behind the rock band Pink Floyd.
The song is about the walls that exist between people whether on a family level or on a global level. It is a very special show because it is one of the most ambitious shows ever produced. It involves music, theater and cinema. It has 42 HD projector TVs to beam thousands of animated images onto various sections of a wall. The wall is three stories tall and 140 yards long. No concert has ever gone this big before. The wall is more than the length of a football field. All that video space has to be synchronized with the music.
He wrote the song to be autobiographical about the loss of a father and about how it effected the son. It is about alienation and isolation; war and oppression and finally redemption all explored in this show. He made sure to reproduce the original sound of the album. His work on this project gives himself the reward. He left Pink Floyd in 1985 but never let the sound of the band in the last 25 years,