Roger Waters, a founding member of the legendary Pink Floyd, is giving fans something that they never thought they’d be able to see again – The Wall performed live in concert. Since Pink Floyd is one of the biggest bands of all time, with legions of loyal fans who’ve been dreaming of seeing the band live for years, this is one of the hottest tours of the year. Get your tickets now to see Roger Waters perform The Wall live!
Roger Waters got his start by playing rhythm and blues in 1965 with The Abdabs, where he befriended songwriter Syd Barrett. The members of the band changed and in 1966 they became Pink Floyd. They were soon recognized for their original songs that set the standard for the underground psychedelic sound.
In 1967 Waters had his first musical success with the songs 'Arnold Layne' and 'See Emily Play' off the album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. The success was too much for the unstable Barrett, so Waters brought in guitarist David Gilmour. It would be the start of a collaboration that would make music history with albums like Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall.
Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon in 1973; it was to stay on Billboard's 200 album chart for 15 years. This was a time when Waters shared creative control with all of Pink Floyd, but the songs he wrote, like 'Money' and 'Us and Them,' stand out as milestones of rock music.
The band released Wish You Were Here in 1975 and began a harsh tour schedule that would give Waters the drive he needed to write The Wall. The Wall was Roger Waters' masterpiece, and with Pink Floyd he was able to put on one of the most amazing live shows ever, with highlights from the album like 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two),' 'Hey You' and 'Run Like Hell.'
Waters made his final album with Pink Floyd in 1983 and then decided to see where his solo career would lead him, releasing The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking and going on a short tour. He officially left the band in 1985 but continued writing music with the 1987 record, Radio K.A.O.S.
In 1990, after the Berlin Wall came down, Waters put on a massive benefit concert-version of Pink Floyd's The Wall in Berlin with the help of Cyndi Lauper, Van Morrison and Sinead O'Connor, among others. In 2005 Pink Floyd reunited for the London Live 8 concert and Waters collaborated with members of the group for a tour that would consist of his own works and those of his band mates.
Waters is known for giving the audience a theatrical experience in concert, and his live shows are full of songs that have become legendary in rock music. Tickets to see a Roger Waters performance will go quickly, so don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event.
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