The Dark Side of the Moon Live

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The Dark Side of the Moon Live
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Tour by Roger Waters
Start date 2 June 2006
End date 6 June 2008
Legs 7
Shows 119
Roger Waters concert chronology
In the Flesh
(1999–2002)
The Dark Side of the Moon Live
(2006–2008)
The Wall Live
(2010–2013)

The Dark Side of the Moon Live was a worldwide concert tour by Roger Waters. Waters and his band performed the title piece in its entirety at each show, beginning at the Rock in Rio festival on 2 June 2006.

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 and 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.

The Performers[edit]

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 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.

Dave Kilminster performing with Waters at the Arrow Rock Festival, 10 June 2006
Graham Broad Performs "Time" with Roger Waters in Ottawa 6 June 2007

Tour band 2006-2007[edit]

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 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 The 12 May London, Earls Court 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 2008[edit]

A small personnel change has been made due to two of the band members having already booked April and May 2008.[1] Chester Kamen replaced Andy Fairweather-Low on guitars 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.

Set list[edit]

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.[2] A power outage at the 29 June 2006 show forced an early intermission,[3] and so the second set featured "Leaving Beirut" and "Sheep" before The Dark Side of the Moon.

Set one
Roger Waters and band play Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
  1. "In the Flesh"
  2. "Mother"
  3. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
  4. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts II–V)" (abridged)
  5. "Have a Cigar"
  6. "Wish You Were Here"
  7. "Southampton Dock"
  8. "The Fletcher Memorial Home"
  9. "Perfect Sense"
  10. "Leaving Beirut"
  11. "Sheep"
Set two - (The Dark Side of the Moon)
Roger Waters performing Dark Side of the Moon Live in 2007
  1. "Speak to Me" / "Breathe"
  2. "On the Run"
  3. "Time" / "Breathe (Reprise)"
  4. "The Great Gig in the Sky"
  5. "Money"
  6. "Us and Them"
  7. "Any Colour You Like"
  8. "Brain Damage"
  9. "Eclipse"
Encore
  1. "The Happiest Days of Our Lives"
  2. "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)"
  3. "Vera"
  4. "Bring the Boys Back Home"
  5. "Comfortably Numb"

DVD release[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Tour images[edit]

Roger Waters live at Wuhlheide, Berlin on 8 June 2006 
Roger Waters live at Norwegian Wood festival on 14 June 2006 
"Eclipse" live at Hollywood Bowl on 5 October 2006 
Roger Waters at Simon Bolivar Park, Bogotá on 9 March 2007 
Roger Waters. Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, on 21 April 2007 
Roger Waters at the NEC Arena, England on 8 May 2007 


Tour dates[edit]

Waters announced to fans that he would be performing 62 more dates worldwide in 2007.[4] The tour resumed in late January and February with shows in Australia, New Zealand, India, Hong Kong, and China.[5] More shows in South America and Europe, including the UK, followed, with 27 US and Canadian dates in June and July.[6]

On 17 December 2007 it was announced that Roger Waters will play a single one off show in Odense, Denmark 13 May 2008.,[7][8] but on 19 December, only two days later than the first announcement, it was announced he will also play at the Pinkpop Festival in The Netherlands 11 May 2008.[9] 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.[10][11]

On 3 February it was announced that Waters will 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.[12] 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.[13] On 20 February, another European date was announced, this time in Granada, Spain, 9 May.[14]

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.[15] Finally, on 5 March a second London show was announced.[16]

The final show of the tour took place on 6 June at the Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia during White Nights.[17]

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1: Europe
2 June 2006 Lisbon Portugal Rock in Rio
4 June 2006 Verona Italy Anfiteatro Arena di Verona
5 June 2006
8 June 2006 Berlin Germany Wuhlheide
10 June 2006 Lichtenvoorde Netherlands Arrow Rock Festival
12 June 2006 Reykjavík Iceland Egilshöll Arena (with Nick Mason)
14 June 2006 Oslo Norway Norwegian Wood Festival
16 June 2006 Rome Italy Stadio Olimpico
18 June 2006 Athens Greece Terra Vibe Park
20 June 2006 Istanbul Turkey Kurucesme Arena
22 June 2006 Latrun Israel Neve Shalom
24 June 2006 Moscow Russia Red Square Vassilyevskiy Spusk
26 June 2006 Stavanger Norway Viking Stadion
29 June 2006 Cork Ireland Marquee Festival (with Nick Mason)
1 July 2006 London England Hyde Park Calling (with Nick Mason)
2 July 2006 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
7 July 2006 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
10 July 2006 Swieqi Malta Luxol Fields
12 July 2006 Lucca Italy Piazza Napoleone (with Nick Mason)
14 July 2006 Nevers France Magny-Cours F1 Race Circuit (with Nick Mason)
16 July 2006 Locarno Switzerland Moon and Stars Festival
Leg 2: North America
6 September 2006 Holmdel, New Jersey United States PNC Bank Arts Center
8 September 2006 Mansfield, Massachusetts Tweeter Center
9 September 2006 Tweeter Center[18]
12 September 2006 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden (with Nick Mason)
13 September 2006
15 September 2006 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach
16 September 2006 Camden, New Jersey Tweeter Center
18 September 2006 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
20 September 2006 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
21 September 2006 Montreal Bell Centre
23 September 2006 Bristow, Virginia United States Nissan Pavilion
24 September 2006 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Post Gazette Pavilion
27 September 2006 Cleveland, Ohio Quicken Loans Arena
29 September 2006 Tinley Park, Illinois First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
30 September 2006 Noblesville, Indiana Verizon Wireless
3 October 2006 Phoenix, Arizona Cricket Wireless Pavilion
5 October 2006 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Bowl (with Nick Mason)
6 October 2006
8 October 2006
10 October 2006 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 October 2006 Seattle, Washington KeyArena
Leg 3: 2007 Australia, New Zealand & Asian tour dates
25 January 2007 Sydney Australia Acer Arena
27 January 2007 Christchurch New Zealand AMI Stadium
29 January 2007 Auckland North Harbour Stadium
1 February 2007 Melbourne Australia Rod Laver Arena
2 February 2007
5 February 2007 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
7 February 2007 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
9 February 2007 Perth Members Equity Stadium
12 February 2007 Shanghai People's Republic of China Grand Stage
15 February 2007 Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
18 February 2007 Mumbai India MMRDA Grounds
21 February 2007 Dubai United Arab Emirates Media City
Leg 4: Latin America
2 March 2007 Monterrey Mexico Estadio Universitario
4 March 2007 Guadalajara Estadio Tres de Marzo
6 March 2007 Mexico City Foro Sol
9 March 2007 Bogotá Colombia Simon Bolivar Park
12 March 2007 Lima Perú Estadio Monumental
14 March 2007 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional
17 March 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
18 March 2007
23 March 2007 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Praça da Apoteose
24 March 2007 São Paulo Estádio do Morumbi
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 MEN Arena
8 May 2007 Birmingham NEC Arena
11 May 2007 London Earls Court
12 May 2007 Earls Court (With Nick Mason)
14 May 2007 Dublin Ireland The Point Theatre
Leg 6: North America
18 May 2007 West Palm Beach, Florida United States Sound Advice Amphitheatre
19 May 2007 Tampa, Florida Ford Amphitheater
22 May 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena
24 May 2007 East Rutherford, New Jersey Continental Airlines Arena
30 May 2007 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
1 June 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wachovia Center
2 June 2007
4 June 2007 Quebec City, Quebec Canada Colisée Pepsi
6 June 2007 Ottawa, Ontario Scotiabank Place
7 June 2007 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
9 June 2007 Chicago, Illinois United States United Center
13 June 2007 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Bowl
15 June 2007 Irvine, California Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
16 June 2007 Paradise, Nevada MGM Grand Las Vegas
19 June 2007 Oakland, California Oracle Arena
21 June 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada GM Place
23 June 2007 Calgary, Alberta Saddledome
24 June 2007 Edmonton, Alberta Rexall Place
27 June 2007 Winnipeg, Manitoba MTS Centre
29 June 2007 Omaha, Nebraska United States Qwest Center Omaha
30 June 2007 Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Center
2 July 2007 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marcus Amphitheater
7 July 2007 East Rutherford, New Jersey Giants Stadium (as a part of the New York leg of Live Earth)
9 July 2007 Boston, Massachusetts TD Banknorth Garden
10 July 2007 Hartford, Connecticut The Meadows
12 July 2007 Corfu, New York Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
14 July 2007 Toronto, Ontario Canada Rogers Centre
Leg 7: 2008 North America & Europe
27 April 2008 Indio, California United States Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
30 April 2008 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center
2 May 2008 Dallas, Texas SuperPages.com Center
4 May 2008 The Woodlands, Texas 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 Liverpool Echo Arena
18 May 2008 London O2 Arena
19 May 2008
6 June 2008 Saint Petersburg Russia Palace Square

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