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Roger Waters Brings “The Wall Live” To Sold Out Philips Arena Thursday Night

Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd,  performed “The Wall Live” Thursday night at sold out Philips Arena. George Roger Waters, born in Surrey, UK on September 6, 1943, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. He is best known as the bass player, lyricist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Pink Floyd. Following the departure of fellow founding member Syd Barrett in March, 1968, Waters became the band’s lyricist, principal songwriter and conceptual leader. This tour is the first time the Pink Floyd album The Wall has been performed in its entirety by the band, or any of its former members since Waters performed the album live in Berlin on July 20,1990. It is estimated that the production cost alone is $60 million.

AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the show with his camera. Check out the 17-photo online gallery: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and The Wall Live. AJC staff writer Melissa Ruggieri also reviewed the show, saying the tour tour might be the most technically phenomenal show ever staged” at Philips Arena. What did you think of the show? What do you think is the best Pink Floyd album?

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(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries.

25 comments Add your comment

Wes

November 19th, 2010
10:46 am

Without a doubt…..best show ever seen….and I’ve seen a lot of good ones…….already planning to hit another city…..if ya missed this one ……..YOU MISSED….PERIOD…….Thanks Roger, the band, and Phillips Arena, for an historical show….

Mick

November 19th, 2010
11:15 am

wes

Do you know the name of the song being played where the band seemed to be surrounded by water? thanks

Syd

November 19th, 2010
11:28 am

Amazing show, I has shivers during Vera and Bring the Boys Back Home. Roger is amazing, now if he would only give this treatment to Amused to Death I can die a happy man.

Chuck

November 19th, 2010
12:23 pm

It was a great show. Todays music is dead. In the next 5 years you will see ZERO big tours. There is just nothing out there to see.

I hope he does a farewell tour.

GG

November 19th, 2010
12:37 pm

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jenjen

November 19th, 2010
1:07 pm

Fantastic Show!!! Thanks for being there AJC, Im sending this gallery to my friends up North.

Chris

November 19th, 2010
3:16 pm

That was the most amazing show I’ve ever seen in 25 years of concerts!

“I hope he does a farewell tour.” – Chuck
I think this WAS the farewell tour.

NYNick

November 19th, 2010
3:26 pm

The Roger Waters show was completely insane, if you missed it you missed a great show. History was made at Phillips last nite. Sat center stage about 15 rows back…..Awesome!!! One of the best produced shows Ever!! and I’ve seen allot!

Jerry Hall

November 19th, 2010
6:52 pm

It was quite a production I have never seen anything like it and probalby will not again. Quite the show?

Tammy Irvin

November 19th, 2010
8:02 pm

Wow! 2ND ROW..I HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT CLOSE!It rocked. I thought we were going to be blammed by the wall. I even hugged the homeless guy..COOL…GOOD TIMES!

conrad

November 19th, 2010
8:28 pm

sat second row and have seen all the biggest names including previous floyd shows- this production blows them all away. Also was the fortunate one to get his armband when he threw it away. will go on MY WALL as a reminder of a wonderful nite.

Tammy Irvin

November 19th, 2010
8:50 pm

IF YOU HAVE SOME PHOTOS POST THEM ON MY FACEBOOK. I WILL PUT MINE UP SHORTLY! LOVED IT! TAMMY IRVIN..ALABAMA …FACEBOOK

JOE BEDNARZ

November 19th, 2010
8:51 pm

I’M HOPING THERE WILL BE A DVD RELEASE OF THIS TOUR.
SO MANY THINGS WERE HAPPENING IT WAS HARD TO CATCH EVERYTHING.
ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I’VE SEEN!

Reese

November 19th, 2010
10:56 pm

Dave Sessions

November 20th, 2010
1:51 pm

I SAW THE SHOW AT SCOTT TRADE CENTER IN ST. LOUIS 10/29/10,STUNNING SHOW,LOVED IT.I HOPE THE TOUR COMES BACK AROUND,I’LL BE THERETHANKS ATLANTA FOR YOUR REVIEW!!

Carl

November 20th, 2010
5:19 pm

By far the best show on the planet,there isn’t and won’t be another show by anyone that could compete with performance,no one has the artistic talent or the balls to attempt a production of this scale.The Wall is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was released 30 years ago,maybe more so.I hope we will see Roger,band and crew in Toronto again.

Lance

November 20th, 2010
8:13 pm

Awesome show! Thinking of catching it again before it heads over seas. If you get the chance, do not pass it up. I’ve got several videos on YouTube from the show. Here’s a link to the intro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWiE99g1zy4

Betty Hickey

November 20th, 2010
10:53 pm

Wow this was a great show! I have also been to many, many concerts and productions. The show itself was spectacular, the music was tight as could be, and the message, as a previous poster said, is still if not more relevant than it was when the music was written. Thanks Roger!

chris

November 21st, 2010
12:56 am

this was the best concert i have ever seen. was well worth the money for the ticket. come back soon roger.

Reverie

November 21st, 2010
5:42 am

This is the best show I have ever seen in Atlanta. I feel like I can die a happy man someday because I have seen both Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall performed live, end to end. I thought some of the politics was a bit heavy-handed but that is Roger Waters, so what else would I have expected? I guess if your Dad is killed in war you can’t be faulted for being anti-war.

Bentherenback

November 21st, 2010
8:04 am

Well worth the money, the drive, and the crowd. The Wall is THE MOST phenomenal show ever! Should be right up there with the seven wonders of the world!

Pantherbill

November 22nd, 2010
4:59 pm

This was the perfect show for the wall, it was like all the years of listening to the album (now cd) and having visions of the wall now have been brought to life. I seriously don’t think it could have been done any better, and the sound was amazing which with all of the visual treats almost is forgotten in reviews.

Highroller

November 22nd, 2010
7:02 pm

This show was the best anyone could have hoped for. There i was with my 18 year old son who lives on pink floyd music,(raised him right huh?) and to be as close as 15 feet away from roger singing “nobody home” on the side of the wall was as good as it gets. This music has stood the test of time and will continue to live on through future generations. thanks to roger for touring and hope he can do another someday.

Janice Larkin

November 24th, 2010
12:38 pm

This was a night I will never forget. The music was perfect, the special effects outrageous, the musicians were great and Roger, ahh Roger! He was unbelievable!!! Perfect and he seemed so happy too! By far the best thing I’ve ever seen! Thanks so much to Roger.

Alec

November 24th, 2010
11:35 pm

Fantastic show the like’s of which we’ll probably never see again. Knew it was gonna be a cool night when I heard the great Neil Young track “The Loner” playing over the pa as I walked in. Echo all the other comments about the production, and also the preshow was brilliant too (the “homeless” man with the shopping cart, the Montey Python bits, and the “I’m Spartacus” with the spotlight landing on different people…very cool!