The Dark Side of the Moon Live
The Dark Side of the Moon Live was a worldwide concert tour by Roger Waters, lasting two years. Waters and his band performed the titular album in its entirety at each show, beginning at the Rock in Rio festival on 2 June 2006.
|Tour by Roger Waters|
|Associated album||The Dark Side of the Moon|
|Start date||2 June 2006|
|End date||6 June 2008|
|No. of shows||119|
|Roger Waters concert chronology|
The tour featured elaborate stage design by Mark Fisher (the architect of Pink Floyd's The Wall shows), including giant puppets, large video screen displays and a 360° quadraphonic sound system. The performances were divided into two sets: the first being a collection of Pink Floyd material along with songs from Roger's solo career, and the second The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, plus encores.
Pink Floyd's iconic pig has been used extensively during the Dark Side of the Moon tour, introduced on 6 September 2006, the opening night of the US leg, and since appearing at almost every venue. During the tour, the pig has often carried messages critical of the American government, Waters' socialist views, and the support of repressed Latin American populations, including indictments of discrimination and calls for the further prosecution of former dictators. A partial list of the pigs and messages featured at each show can be found at inflatable pigs on Roger Waters' tours.
Waters retained much of the backing band from his 1999–2002 In the Flesh tours, including guitarists Snowy White and Andy Fairweather-Low, backing vocalists Katie Kissoon and P.P. Arnold, plus Graham Broad on drums. Guitarist Dave Kilminster, along with Waters and Jon Carin, sang much of the lead vocal parts performed by David Gilmour and Rick Wright on the original Pink Floyd recordings. Andrew Latimer, leader of the progressive rock group Camel was auditioned to be lead guitarist and Gilmour's vocal replacement on the tour, but it was felt his voice could not reach the same high notes, although his guitar playing (often compared to Gilmour's) was exemplary.
Tour band 2006–2007Edit
- Roger Waters – Vocals, bass guitar and acoustic guitar
- P.P. Arnold – Backing vocals, percussion, lead vocals on "Perfect Sense" (former backing band member for Ike and Tina Turner.)
- Graham Broad – Drums and percussion (part of former Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman's band The Rhythm Kings).
- Jon Carin – Synthesiser, piano, guitar, lap steel guitar and vocals (has toured with Waters in the past, as well as with the post-Waters Pink Floyd, Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, and The Who).
- Andy Fairweather-Low – Guitar, bass and backing vocals (has toured and recorded with George Harrison, The Who, Who member Pete Townshend, and Eric Clapton).
- Carol Kenyon – Backing vocals, percussion, lead vocals on "The Great Gig in the Sky" (session singer who has recorded for Van Morrison and Tears for Fears).
- Dave Kilminster – Guitar, vocals and additional bass (has toured with Keith Emerson and Spinal Tap).
- Katie Kissoon – Backing vocals, percussion, lead vocals on "Mother" (backed the likes of Elton John, Clapton, Van Morrison, and many others).
- Ian Ritchie – Saxophone, EWI and additional bass
- Harry Waters – Hammond organ, synthesiser (Roger Waters' son).
- Snowy White – Guitar (former member of Thin Lizzy, played with Pink Floyd in 1977 and 1980).
Most of the touring band for Waters has toured with him and other Pink Floyd members for many years and even recorded with them in a few instances.
Waters' former Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason played drums alongside Broad at the 12 June show in Iceland, the 29 June show in Ireland, the 1 July show at Hyde Park in London, the 12 July show in Italy, and the 14 July show in France. During the North American tour, he performed at both Madison Square Garden shows and all three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. On 12 May at Earls Court in London, Mason was introduced on stage to play the second set, the whole of The Dark Side of the Moon and the encores by Waters.
Tour band 2008Edit
A small personnel change was made due to two of the band members having already booked April and May 2008. Chester Kamen replaced Andy Fairweather-Low on guitars, bass and backing vocals. Chester toured with Waters in 2002 during the third year of the In The Flesh tour, back then replacing Doyle Bramhall II. Kamen is the brother of pop singer Nick Kamen. Sylvia Mason-James replaced Katie Kissoon on backing vocals. Mason-James also toured with the Pet Shop Boys. These Roger Waters concerts were the first without Fairweather-Low since 1984, when he replaced Tim Renwick, and the first ever without Kissoon (apart from Wall concert in Berlin in 1990, which utilized the male backing singers from the original tour.)
The tour's set list remained constant after 8 June 2006. Earlier shows' sets differed in that they featured "The Gunner's Dream" along with a different running order. A power outage at the 29 June 2006 show forced an early intermission, and so the second set featured "Leaving Beirut" and "Sheep" before The Dark Side of the Moon.
- Set one
- "In the Flesh"
- "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
- "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts II–V)" (abridged)
- "Have a Cigar"
- "Wish You Were Here"
- "Southampton Dock"
- "The Fletcher Memorial Home"
- "Perfect Sense"
- "Leaving Beirut"
- Set two – (The Dark Side of the Moon)
- "Speak to Me" / "Breathe"
- "On the Run"
- "Time" / "Breathe (Reprise)"
- "The Great Gig in the Sky"
- "Us and Them"
- "Any Colour You Like"
- "Brain Damage"
According to an interview with Roger's manager, a DVD of the tour is in the works but until it is finished there will be no release date. At different points in 2009–2011, a DVD document was rumoured to be coming soon but to no avail. Not much has been heard since.
Waters announced to fans that he would be performing 62 more dates worldwide in 2007. The tour resumed in late January and February with shows in Australia, New Zealand, India, Hong Kong, and China. More shows in South America and Europe, including the UK, followed, with 27 US and Canadian dates in June and July.
On 17 December 2007 it was announced that Roger Waters would play a single one off show in Odense, Denmark 13 May 2008., but on 19 December, only two days later than the first announcement, it was announced he would also play at the Pinkpop Festival in The Netherlands 11 May 2008. On 21 January 2008, a big rumour and a lot of speculation was finally put to rest when it was announced that Roger will also play the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, on Sunday, 27 April, as the final night's headliner.
On 3 February it was announced that Waters would also play in Denver, Colorado, on 30 April, almost eight years since he last played there, on 3 July 2000, during the In The Flesh tour. Two more US dates were confirmed, Dallas on 2 May and Houston on 4 May, both in the state of Texas, again almost 8 years since he has played in the area. On 20 February, another European date was announced, this time in Granada, Spain, 9 May.
On 26 February, what are supposed to be the last dates of the tour as confirmed by Roger Waters' manager, was announced, two concerts in England, 15 May in Liverpool and 18 May in London. Finally, on 5 March a second London show was announced.
|Date||City||Country||Venue||Tickets sold / available||Revenue|
|Leg 1: Europe|
|2 June 2006 (1)||Lisbon||Portugal||Parque da Bela Vista|
|4 June 2006||Verona||Italy||Verona Arena||22,000 / 26,000||$1,470,366|
|5 June 2006|
|8 June 2006||Berlin||Germany||Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide||13,422 / 15,000||$863,217|
|10 June 2006 (2)||Lichtenvoorde||Netherlands||Achterhoek|
|12 June 2006 (3)||Reykjavík||Iceland||Egilshöll|
|14 June 2006 (4)||Oslo||Norway||Frognerbadet|
|16 June 2006||Rome||Italy||Stadio Olimpico||13,906 / 18,000||$750,692|
|18 June 2006||Attica||Greece||Terra Vibe Park|
|20 June 2006||Istanbul||Turkey||Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena||12,000 / 14,000||$967,624|
|22 June 2006||Latrun||Israel||Neve Shalom|
|24 June 2006||Moscow||Russia||Red Square|
|26 June 2006||Stavanger||Norway||Viking Stadion|
|29 June 2006 (5)||Cork||Ireland||Marquee Showgrounds (with Nick Mason)|
|1 July 2006 (6)||London||England||Hyde Park (with Nick Mason)|
|2 July 2006 (7)||Roskilde||Denmark||Roskilde Festivalgrounds|
|7 July 2006||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Rotterdam Ahoy||9,547 / 9,547||$722,783|
|10 July 2006||Swieqi||Malta||Luxol Fields|
|12 July 2006 (3)||Lucca||Italy||Piazza Napoleone||10,795 / 11,000||$569,592|
|14 July 2006 (3)||Nevers||France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours|
|16 July 2006 (8)||Locarno||Switzerland||Piazza Grande|
|Leg 2: North America|
|6 September 2006||Holmdel Township||United States||PNC Bank Arts Center||15,279 / 15,457||$1,068,411|
|8 September 2006||Mansfield||Tweeter Center|
|9 September 2006||Tweeter Center|
|12 September 2006 (3)||New York City||Madison Square Garden||29,488 / 29,488||$2,722,257|
|13 September 2006 (3)|
|15 September 2006||Wantagh||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater||14,046 / 14,119||$1,068,651|
|16 September 2006||Camden||Tweeter Center||24,963 / 24,963||$1,245,885|
|18 September 2006||Auburn Hills||The Palace of Auburn Hills||12,101 / 14,693||$911,424|
|20 September 2006||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre||15,282 / 15,282||$1,381,277|
|21 September 2006||Montreal||Bell Centre|
|23 September 2006||Bristow||United States||Nissan Pavilion|
|24 September 2006||Burgettstown||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|27 September 2006||Cleveland||Quicken Loans Arena|
|29 September 2006||Tinley Park||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|30 September 2006||Noblesville||Verizon Wireless||19,734 / 24,474||$1,105,577|
|3 October 2006||Phoenix||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|5 October 2006 (3)||Los Angeles||Hollywood Bowl||50,321 / 50,321||$4,484,902|
|6 October 2006 (3)|
|8 October 2006 (3)|
|10 October 2006||Mountain View||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|12 October 2006||Seattle||KeyArena|
|Leg 3: 2007 Australia, New Zealand & Asian tour dates|
|25 January 2007||Sydney||Australia||Acer Arena||10,668 / 12,607||$1,347,091|
|27 January 2007||Christchurch||New Zealand||AMI Stadium||14,032 / 14,733||$1,275,191|
|29 January 2007||Auckland||North Harbour Stadium||19,425 / 19,885||$2,658,331|
|1 February 2007||Melbourne||Australia||Rod Laver Arena||19,596 / 22,450||$2,510,478|
|2 February 2007|
|5 February 2007||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre||9,505 / 9,588||$1,278,039|
|7 February 2007||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre||6,864 / 6,990||$857,127|
|9 February 2007||Perth||Perth Oval||11,215 / 11,615||$1,469,613|
|12 February 2007||Shanghai||China||Shanghai Grand Stage||6,212 / 6,800||$341,660|
|15 February 2007||Hong Kong||China||Convention & Exhibition Centre||6,748 / 6,991||$567,778|
|18 February 2007||Mumbai||India||MMRDA Grounds||12,137 / 12,200||$425,489|
|21 February 2007||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||Media City||12,251 / 12,300||$1,898,905|
|Leg 4: Latin America|
|2 March 2007||Monterrey||Mexico||Estadio Universitario||20,279 / 27,220||$886,909|
|4 March 2007||Guadalajara||Estadio Tres de Marzo||21,707 / 22,224||$1,307,088|
|6 March 2007||Mexico City||Foro Sol||54,344 / 54,344||$2,692,145|
|9 March 2007||Bogotá||Colombia||Simón Bolívar Park||15,536 / 18,200||$1,238,361|
|12 March 2007||Lima||Peru||Estadio Monumental||13,293 / 15,451||$966,003|
|14 March 2007||Santiago||Chile||Estadio Nacional||46,166 / 50,000||$2,259,940|
|17 March 2007||Buenos Aires||Argentina||Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti||107,844 / 116,692||$4,803,326|
|18 March 2007|
|23 March 2007||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||Praça da Apoteose||34,833 / 38,040||$1,650,950|
|24 March 2007||São Paulo||Estádio do Morumbi||42,321 / 47,978||$3,067,106|
|Leg 5: Europe|
|11 April 2007||Zurich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|13 April 2007||Prague||Czech Republic||Sazka Arena|
|14 April 2007||Budapest||Hungary||Papp László Budapest Sportaréna|
|16 April 2007||Cologne||Germany||Cologne Arena|
|18 April 2007||Leipzig||Leipzig Arena|
|19 April 2007||Hamburg||Colour Line Arena|
|21 April 2007||Barcelona||Spain||Palau Sant Jordi|
|23 April 2007||Milan||Italy||Datchforum|
|25 April 2007||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis Merksem|
|27 April 2007||Stockholm||Sweden||Globen|
|29 April 2007||Bergen||Norway||Vestlandshallen|
|1 May 2007||Soenderborg||Denmark||Augustenborg|
|3 May 2007||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|5 May 2007||Arnhem||Netherlands||Gelredome|
|7 May 2007||Manchester||England||Manchester Evening Arena|
|8 May 2007||Birmingham||NEC Arena|
|11 May 2007||London||Earls Court|
|12 May 2007 (3)|
|14 May 2007||Dublin||Ireland||The Point Theatre||8,280 / 8,280||$970,182|
|Leg 6: North America|
|18 May 2007||West Palm Beach||United States||Sound Advice Amphitheatre||19,381 / 19,381||$1,000,052|
|19 May 2007||Tampa||Ford Amphitheatre||19,366 / 19,366||$1,030,400|
|22 May 2007||Atlanta||Philips Arena||12,204 / 13,525||$1,158,623|
|24 May 2007||East Rutherford||Continental Airlines Arena||13,945 / 13,945||$1,271,704|
|30 May 2007||New York City||Madison Square Garden||15,217 / 15,217||$1,411,844|
|1 June 2007||Philadelphia||Wachovia Center||28,692 / 28,692||$2,753,651|
|2 June 2007|
|4 June 2007||Quebec City||Canada||Colisée Pepsi||9,414 / 9,530||$1,007,119|
|6 June 2007||Ottawa||Scotiabank Place||10,937 / 12,898||$1,202,327|
|7 June 2007||Montreal||Bell Centre||12,896 / 13,351||$1,413,522|
|9 June 2007||Chicago||United States||United Center||14,372 / 14,736||$1,498,817|
|13 June 2007||Los Angeles||Hollywood Bowl||16,790 / 16,790||$1,402,454|
|15 June 2007||Irvine||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre||16,037 / 16,037||$1,195,129|
|16 June 2007||Paradise||MGM Grand Las Vegas||13,145 / 13,145||$1,386,402|
|19 June 2007||Oakland||Oracle Arena||13,008 / 13,008||$1,357,056|
|21 June 2007||Vancouver||Canada||GM Place||12,678 / 14,202||$1,394,640|
|23 June 2007||Calgary||Pengrowth Saddledome||11,642 / 12,254||$1,399,887|
|24 June 2007||Edmonton||Rexall Place||10,654 / 12,369||$1,023,978|
|27 June 2007||Winnipeg||MTS Centre||9,710 / 11,454||$1,105,123|
|29 June 2007||Omaha||United States||Qwest Center Omaha|
|30 June 2007||Saint Paul||Xcel Energy Center||14,326 / 15,873||$1,091,829|
|2 July 2007||Milwaukee||Marcus Amphitheater|
|7 July 2007 (9)||East Rutherford||Giants Stadium||46,160 / 50,010||$6,090,704|
|9 July 2007||Boston||TD Banknorth Garden|
|10 July 2007||Hartford||New England Dodge Music Center|
|12 July 2007||Corfu||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|14 July 2007||Toronto||Canada||Rogers Centre|
|Leg 7: 2008 North America & Europe|
|27 April 2008||Indio||United States||Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival|
|30 April 2008||Denver||Pepsi Center|
|2 May 2008||Dallas||SuperPages.com Center|
|4 May 2008||The Woodland||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|9 May 2008||Granada||Spain||Campo de Futbol de Atarfe|
|11 May 2008||Landgraaf||Netherlands||Megaland|
|13 May 2008||Odense||Denmark||Fionia Park|
|15 May 2008||Liverpool||England||Echo Arena||9,335 / 9,335||$906,913|
|18 May 2008||London||The O2 Arena||24,817 / 26,000||$2,556,224|
|19 May 2008|
|6 June 2008||Saint Petersburg||Russia||Palace Square|
(1) - The show of 2 June 2006 as part of Rock in Rio Lisboa
(2) - The show of 10 June 2006 as part of Arrow Rock Festival
(3) - These shows are with Nick Mason
(4) - The show of 14 June 2006 as part of Norwegian Wood
(5) - The show of 29 June 2006 as part of Live at the Marquee
(6) - The show of 1 July 2006 as part of Hyde Park Calling
(7) - The show of 2 July 2006 as part of Roskilde Festival
(8) - The show of 16 July 2006 as part of Moon and Stars Festival
(9) - The show of 7 July 2007 as part of Live Earth
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- "tour blog". ian-ritchie.com.
- Roger Waters - Marquee Festival, Cork, Ireland Archived 4 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine — Brain-Damage.co.uk
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- "Waters – The Dark Side of The moon DVD – Pink Floyd". fora.pl.
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- Roger Waters - The Dark Side of the Moon LIVE tickets — Preferredseating.com.au
- Pinkfloydz.com — A Fleeting Glimpse
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- Roger Waters To Perform in Denmark — A Fleeting Glimpse
- Second 2008 Roger Waters concert announced Archived 22 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine — Brain-Damage.co.uk
- Coachella - Official News Archived 13 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine — coachella.com
- Roger Waters confirmed for Coachella Festival 2008 Archived 24 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine — Brain-Damage.co.uk
- Roger Waters - Denver in April — Brain-Damage.co.uk
- Roger Waters - 2008 US concerts confirmed Archived 8 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine — Brain-Damage.co.uk
- Roger Waters - Granada, Spain concert announced Archived 26 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine — Brain-Damage.co.uk
- Roger Waters to play UK in 2008 Archived 29 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine — Brain-Damage.co.uk
- Roger Waters - second London show just announced Archived 7 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine — Brain-Damage.co.uk
- Matt. "Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage – June 6th – PALACE SQUARE, ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA". brain-damage.co.uk.
- Not a planned date, but due to overwhelming popularity of the 8 Sep show, an encore performance was booked