Roger Waters brings ‘The Wall’ to Wrigley in June
BY THOMAS CONNER Pop Music Criticfirstname.lastname@example.org November 1, 2011 6:27PM
Updated: December 3, 2011 8:15AM
As expected, “The Wall” is coming back to Chicago — and it might get covered in ivy.
Roger Waters, co-founder of the classic rock band Pink Floyd, announced Tuesday he’ll bring his technologically sophisticated production of the band’s 1979 concept album back to North America this summer. The tour includes a few ballparks, including a stop June 8 at Wrigley Field.
Tickets for “The Wall” at Wrigley will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 via tickets.com.
Waters toured “The Wall” last year, playing more than 120 shows around the world, including two nights in September at the United Center.
Pink Floyd only performed the album a few times in 1980. Waters staged a performance of “The Wall” in 1990 in Berlin.
“Thirty years ago when I wrote ‘The Wall,’ I was a frightened young man,” Waters said in a statement announcing the 2012 tour. “In the intervening years it occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss, with its concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns: nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, whatever! All these issues and ‘isms’ are driven by the same fears that drove my young life.”
The ballpark has hosted concerts annually the last few summers, including two-night stands with Paul McCartney this year and Dave Matthews last year.