‘Pink Floyd’ Founder to Sing in Dubai, Beirut
Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters, one of its singers, the bass player and the writer of many of its lyrics, will perform a concert in Dubai on April 15 and another one in Beirut on April 17.
Waters who is one of the most important rock singers in the world, will perform the two concerts as part of his historic "In The Flesh" World Tour 2002 which will be the rock legend’s first solo shows since 1984.
In each concert, Waters will sing for 3 hours during which he will perform, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of Waters' music including: early Pink Floyd material; classic compositions from his masterpieces "The Wall" and "Dark Side Of The Moon"; less well-known pieces from "Animals," "Wish You Were Here," and "The Final Cut"; songs from the solo tours de force "Amused To Death" and "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking"; and the debut of a new song "Each Small Candle," according to Roger Waters’ official site.
The "In The Flesh" shows utilize elaborate large-scale video projections, theatrical set-pieces, and a dazzling array of special effects to underscore and accentuate the power of the music which is delivered via a state-of-the-art 360° quadraphonic sound system immersing the audience in a 3-dimensional hyperworld.
Waters will be accompanied by his hand-picked group of world-class musicians: Roger Waters - vocal, guitar and bass, Andy Fairweather Low - guitar and vocal, Snowy White – guitar, Chester Kamen - guitar and vocal, Harry Waters – keyboards, Andy Wallace – keyboards, Graham Broad – drums, Norbert Stachel – saxophone, Katie Kissoon – vocals, PP Arnold – vocals and Linda Lewis – vocals.
Roger Waters co-founded the groundbreaking Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett in 1966 and became the group's sonic architect upon Barrett's departure, creating such undeniable classics as "Dark Side Of The Moon" (which spent nearly 15 years on the Billboard 200 album chart), "The Wall" (which has been certified 23x RIAA platinum), "Animals," "Wish You Were Here," and "Final Cut." Following "Final Cut," Roger Waters left Pink Floyd.
His first full-length solo album, "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking," was released in April 1984, to great critical and popular success, generating his first solo tour. June 1987's "Radio K.A.O.S." continued the path of solo success, bringing Roger back to the stage. His last full-length solo album, the moody and ironic "Amused To Death," considered by many to be a comparable achievement to "Dark Side Of The Moon" or "The Wall," was released in August 1992.
Waters has been working on "Ca Ira" (pronounced "sa-ira"), an opera in English and French, as well as a new rock album to be released in 2002 – Albawaba.com
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