Roger Waters Brings The Dark Side Of The Moon To UK
Roger Waters is to play a series of shows in the UK this May, including two nights at London's Earls Court.
The founder member of space-rock pioneers Pink Floyd, Roger Waters has toured the world since last June with a revival show playing seminal 1973 album "Dark Side Of The Moon" in it's entirety.
Waters played only one UK date in 2006 in London on July 1, when he was joined by former bandmate Nick Mason on drums.
The concerts feature 360° quadraphonic sound and huge lighting projections on a stage designed by Mark Fisher, whose previous credits include Floyd's own The Wall tour.
His band features longterm backing musicians Andy Fairweather Low (guitar and vocals), Snowy White (guitar), Dave Kilminster (guitar and vocals), Jon Carin (keyboards and vocals), Graham Broad (drums), Harry Waters (Hammond organ) and Ian Ritchie (saxophone) with Katie Kissoon, PP Arnold and Carol Kenyon on vocals.
Former Floyd drummer Nick Mason was a surprise guest drummer at many of the "Dark Side Of The Moon" shows last year, it is unknown whether he will be joining Waters on stage again this year.
"The Dark Side Of The Moon" is still one of the most popular records in the world - the album famously remained in the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart for a record-breaking 15 years. Pop fact! It has been estimated that 1 in every 14 Americans under the age of 50 owns a copy of "The Dark Side Of The Moon."
Waters' UK dates form part of his European Tour, he will tour North America from May through July, although an apperance at Somerset's Glastonbury Festival between June 22 and 24 is likely too.
As previously reported, Waters has also penned a song, "Hello (I Love You)" for Howard Shore's children's film "The Last Mimzy"- which will be available as a download-only single from March 26.
The full European tour dates are as follows:
Zurich, Switzerland,Hallenstadion (April 11)
Prague, Czech Republic, Arena (13)
Budapest, Hungary, Arena (14)
Cologne, Germany, Arena (16)
Leipzig, Germany, Arena (18)
Hamburg, Germany, Colour Line Arena (19)
Barcelona, Spain, St. Jordi (21)
Milan, Italy, Forum (23)
Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis (25)
Stockholm, Sweden, Globe (27)
Bergen, Norway, Vestlandshallen (29)
Soenderborg, Denmark, Augustenborg (May 1)
Paris, France, Bercy (3)
Arnhem, Netherlands, Gelredrome (5)
Manchester, UK, MEN (7)
Birmingham, UK, NEC (8)
London, UK, Earl's Court (11/12)
Dublin, Ireland, The Point (14)