Roger Waters’ ‘The Wall’ to Screen in Cinemas Worldwide
Roger Waters‘ spectacular, record-breaking concert production of Pink Floyd‘s 1979 album The Wall, which loosely dramatized how the singer dealt with the death of his father in World War II, will screen in movie theaters around the world, including more than 300 U.S. theaters, this fall. The film version of the tour, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, is slated to run in select theaters via Fathom Events on September 29th. The screening will also feature an exclusive “in conversation” extra, in which Waters and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason answer fan-submitted questions.
“I hope these worldwide screenings this coming September 29th will be a good opportunity to remember, not just our fallen loved ones, but all the other guys’ fallen loved ones,” Waters said in a statement. “Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend, we were all equal in the end.”
The film captures footage shot with 4K and Dolby Atmos technology between 2010 and 2013 on the singer-songwriter’s world tour and was co-directed by Waters and the tour’s creative director, Sean Evans. Over 1.5 million people attended the tour’s 219 productions, which grossed a reported $458 million. The producers of the movie are calling the trek the biggest worldwide tour by a solo artist ever.
In other Waters news, the singer-songwriter has some non-Wall concerts planned for later this year. On July 24th, he will headline the Newport Folk Festival, performing what he’s called an “intimate appearance specifically crafted” for the fest. He will also play a one-night-only concert in Washington, D.C. on October 16th as a benefit for MusiCorps. Special guests at this performance include Billy Corgan, Tom Morello and Sheryl Crow.
The same day he plays Newport, Waters is also reissuing his 1992 album Amused to Death with remastered audio on CD a new 5.1 surround remix of the LP on Blu-ray; it will also be available on vinyl. Earlier this year, he made a video explaining what the record means to him now, noting that he was working on a new record “wedded to the sense…that we could do better, the report card particularly as far as the Western nations and their leaders are concerned would be [sighs] only fair, could do much better.”
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