Serbia, Belgrade – September 2, 2013 – In Kombank Arena, in front of 13,000 people, Roger Waters performed his work “The Wall”. The co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd carried out his visual masterpiece in its entirety featuring a full band and state-of-the-art production. Most visitors in Arena probably for the first time had the opportunity to see and hear live the masterpiece that was once performed by the group “Pink Floyd”.
“The Wall” live has played 192 shows around the world to more than 3.3 million fans making it one of the most successful tours in rock history.
Waters’ first reinvented his iconic stage production of “The Wall” in 2010 utilizing modern day technological advances and special effects which have been embraced by audiences around the globe. Prior to 2010, “The Wall” show was simply too large to contemplate a tour, but new arenas and advances in touring technology have solved that dilemma. Waters has updated the look and feel of the show to ensure it matches the astonishing theatrical extravaganza that The Wall’s live incarnation became so legendary for – thus allowing yet another generation to be inspired by the grandeur of the breath taking visual and aural spectacle. The 1980 original production of the “The Wall” had been performed live-in-its-entirety just 29 times during Pink Floyd’s 1980 tour in support of the album and once in Berlin in celebration of the fall of the Berlin wall.
“When we performed ‘The Wall’ as ‘Pink Floyd’, it was autobiographical and personal story, mostly about me. In the new version I tried to expand its involvement. Today ‘The Wall’ is more anti-war. It speaks more that people should start communicating and finally stop throwing bombs at each other,” Waters said.
“Music and text context is, unfortunately, quite relevant today. I am sorry to say this as it would be reasonable to expect that things are changing for the better. Today, at least, we have the possibility to connect with the world, assuming that we have access to Internet. We have a greater opportunity to ask ourselves about the situation in the world. That is why I believe that today we also have the possibility to change the world for the better,” said Waters.