See Exhilarating Trailer for Roger Waters’ Upcoming ‘The Wall’ Film
Roger Waters‘ 2010-2013 tour The Wall Live doesn’t hit movie theaters until September 29th, but fans can get a preview of the film in this exclusive trailer showcasing Waters’ breathtaking show.
“Roger Waters: The Wall is a film that unfolds on many levels: an immersive concert experience of the seminal 1979 Pink Floyd album, a road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the death of his father in Italy in 1944, and a stirring film that highlights the human cost of armed conflict,” reads a press release.
Tickets are available now for the event, which will also feature an interview with Waters and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason where the former bandmates will “reunite over the breaking of bread and the answering of questions sent in by fans.” Over 300 U.S. movie theaters will screen the film.
“I hope these worldwide screenings 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.”
Over 4 million fans saw The Wall Live during its three-year run. The massive show was staged 219 times and grossed $458.6 million, a record for a solo act. By comparison, Pink Floyd’s original Wall tour played to a mere four cities worldwide in 1980/81.
Waters has kept a relatively low-profile since The Wall Live tour ended in September 2013, though later that year he told Rolling Stone about his upcoming solo record. “It’s songs and theater as well,” he said. “I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s couched as a radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it’s a quest. It’s about an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they are killing the children.”
At the time, he didn’t know if he was going to support the work with another tour. “I’m suffering a little bit of withdrawal after ending the Wall tour,” he said. “It’s sort of a relief to not have to go out and do that every night, but they’re such a great team. There were 180 of us together everyday. That piece was very moving every night.”
Fans will get a chance to see Waters perform live on July 24th when he plays the Newport Folk Festival, and again on October 16th when he headlines the Music Heals benefit concert along with Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow and Tom Morello.