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Roger Waters announces The Wall live shows for 2013; "unlikely" David Gilmour will guest

Roger Waters announces The Wall live shows for 2013; "unlikely" David Gilmour will guest

Roger Waters will take his live show of The Wall back on the road in Europe next year.

Waters will play London’s Wembley Stadium on 14 September 2013, plus 24 dates in Europe. The 2013 shows will all take place outside.

At a press conference in London today [November 15], Waters also spoke about the likelihood of his former Pink Floyd bandmates – specifically David Gilmour – appearing on stage during the new batch of dates. Waters was joined by Gilmour and Nick Mason last year at London’s O2.

“I don’t think so, no,” said Waters. “I haven’t had any conversations with David about that. I think it’s extremely unlikely. By and large, David’s retired as far as I can tell, but you’d need to ask him that. It’s nothing to do with me.”

Waters, who celebrates his 70th birthday next year, also spoke about his tentative plans for a new album.

“When I was on the road during this last tour, I wrote one particular song which might be central to me making a new album. I really don’t want to talk much about it. I haven’t made an album since 1992, which is a long time, 20 years, and the reason I haven’t done that is not because I haven’t been writing songs it’s because I haven’t found within myself something coherent enough. Amused To Death was a very, very coherent and simple concept, and very easy to understand. Immediately you had the title, you knew what it was about. And I hadn’t found a central kernel of an idea around which to hang a new piece of work. And I think I’ve discovered that now, in this new song.”

Roger Waters plays:

JULY
Saturday 20 WERCHTER FESTIVAL SITE
Tuesday 23 SPLIT POLJUD STADIUM
Friday 26 PADOVA EUGANEO STADIUM
Sunday 28 ROME OLYMPIC STADIUM
Wednesday 31 ATHENS – venue TBA

AUGUST
Saturday 3 ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY SPORTS FIELD
Wednesday 7 PRAGUE SYNOT TIP STADIUM (SLAVIA)
Friday 9 FRANKFURT COMMERZBANK ARENA
Sunday 11 COPENHAGEN PARKEN STADIUM
Wednesday 14 OSLO TELENOR ARENA
Thursday 15 OSLO TELENOR ARENA
Saturday 17 GOTHENBURG ULLEVI STADIUM
Tuesday 20 WARSAW NARODOWY STADIUM
Friday 23 VIENNA ERNST-HAPPEL STADIUM
Sunday 25 BUDAPEST PUSKAS FERENC STADIUM
Wednesday 28 BUCHAREST PIATA CONSITUTIEI
Friday 30 SOFIA VASIL LEVSKI STADIUM

SEPTEMBER
Sunday 1 BELGRADE USCE PARK
Wednesday 4 BERLIN OLYMPIC STADIUM
Friday 6 DUSSELDORF ESPRIT ARENA
Sunday 8 AMSTERDAM ARENA
Wednesday 11 ZURICH LETZIGRUND STADIUM
Saturday 14 WEMBLEY STADIUM
Wednesday 18 DUBLIN AVIVA STADIUM
Saturday 21 PARIS STADE DE FRANCE


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