Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Roger Waters - The Wall Tour 2010

Is Roger Waters insane? As I’m sure most of you know (and if you don’t, you haven’t been reading Friday’s Rockin’ Roundup – shame on you!), Waters has decided to go on tour and perform The Wall in its entirety for the first time in almost two decades. The unique thing about this version of The Wall tour is that it will be held in arenas, with a much smaller version of the “Wall.” This is a pretty intense announcement and the anticipation for this concert is quite high. It’s like going to the best Broadway musical of all time.

Pre sale tickets are available the first week of May, so naturally, cousin Ryo popped onto Ticketmaster to see what the prices would be. $55 - $250. $250?? Are you FREAKING kidding me? I know it’s The Wall and all, but $250? And seriously, how many of those $55 tickets are going to be for seats that aren’t all the way at the top of the arena? Keep in mind these prices are all before fees and parking.

So to see Roger perform The Wall, I’m going to have to shell out at least $75/ticket (with fees) and another $15 - $20 to park the damn car. Even if I just go with a friend and only pay for my own ticket, that’s a hundred bucks to sit in the crappy seats! Whatever happened to the days of $20 concerts? Even with inflation, $40 would be an acceptable amount to pay. $250? Well, that’s just ridiculous.

What says you, dear readers? Should Waters charge this much, because of the historic (and nostalgic) nature of this concert? Does it cost much more to produce a show of this magnitude? Is cousin Ryo off his rocker? Are you planning on attending any of these shows? I may just pull out my live CD of The Wall, slap on some headphones, and call it a night. It would certainly save me a lot of cash.

Comments are open. Feel free to post some.


Anonymous said...

I realize Roger Waters wrote the vast "majority" of "The Wall"... still, without David Gilmour, this is a major solo tour and not Pink Floyd. So, no to the high priced tix!! This is why "Arena Rock" is no longer around and small to mid size clubs are where the bands play. Unless, of course, you go to the "sparse" festivals that are in the States.

Roger Waters is a living Rock legend... yet only the die hards and extreme wealthy are going to pay upwards of $250 per. $250... that is a lot of groceries for my family.


Ryo Vie said...

Unfortunately, this is the way a lot of the big name acts are going. Bon Jovi, The Eagles, and U2 (just to name a few). They all are charging insane prices that keep the real fans out of the good seats - or in some cases, out of the show entirely.

Give me the small club any time!

Roger Waters Tickets said...

The Wall 2010 was a wonderful use of video,surround sound,and props. The music was reproduced faithfull . the whole show was full of surprises and i was able to get cheap Roger Waters Tickets through . Yeah I was at that show and it was so incredible. By far the best show I've been too.