Jul 152010

David Gilmour and Roger Waters | Hoping Fundraiser | Oxford

David Gilmour and Roger Waters | Hoping Fundraiser | Oxfor

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is to join his old band mate Roger Waters on The Wall Live Tour either in 2010 or 2011 at one concert to play Comfortably Numb on guitar!

Roger played with Gilmour at a concert last Saturday 10th July 2010 for the Hoping fundraiser and, as part of their playful negotiations to get that happening, David agreed to play guitar at one concert on the song Comfortably Numb!

Now, before all the messages start flooding into my inbox, please be aware that not even David Gilmour knows which concert he will be playing at so we will all have to wait and see!

You can read Roger Waters’ Facebook note below and feel free to discuss this news on the forum.

Roger’s Note on Facebook

So here’s what happened. Last year, ‘The Hoping Foundation’ a charity that supports Palestinian refugee kids, (www.hopingfoundation.org) put on a fund raiser at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London, the idea of which was to raise money by auctioning karaoke performances by various celebrities. David was there as a supporter and was moved to perform an impromptu rendition of George Gershwin’s ‘Summertime?’ which he performed aided and abetted by supermodel Kate Moss.

In the wake of that evening, someone, I think it was David himself, came up with this ‘Wouldn’t it be funny’, idea. What if he (David that is) were to sing the old Teddy Bears song ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’ with me (Roger that is), what with us having been so famously at each other’s throats for years and years. Get it!!!! Anyway he E-mailed me with this suggestion and I loved it, so then it was just a question of juggling dates and deciding to do ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’ to round out our little set. Or so I thought, until he sent me a number of very musical and eloquent demos of how we could do the song in two-part harmony. I listened with a sinking heart, knowing that David, with his superior vocal skills, could sing either part standing on his head, whilst I would have to search for a different key and then struggle through hours and hours of routining a performance that lay way outside my vocal comfort zone. To my eternal shame I bottled out and told Dave I would happily do ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘C. Numb’, but that ‘To Know him is to Love him’ was beyond me.

Some weeks passed with David cajoling me from time to time, telling me how easy it would be, but I clung resolutely to my fear of failure until one day he made one final entreaty. I quote “If you do ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’ for The Hoping Foundation Gig, I’ll come and do ‘C. Numb’ on one of your Wall shows”. Well! You could have knocked me down with a feather. How fucking cool! I was blown away. How could I refuse such an offer. I couldn’t, there was no way. Generosity trumped fear. And so explaining that I would probably be shite, but if he didn’t mind I didn’t, I agreed and the rest is history. We did it, and it was fucking great. End of story. Or possibly beginning.


PS. Just heard from David, he will decide in due course which gig he wants to do, it will be a surprise!

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Apr 232010
Portrait photo of Roger Waters

Portrait photo of Roger Waters

Roger Waters touring band for The Wall Live 2010/2011 has now been announced as per a Facebook entry Roger made.

As previously reported, Dave Kilminster and Snowy White are on guitars and Venice cousins Mark Lennon, Michael Lennon and Kipp Lennon are doing the male backing vocals joined by Jon Joyce.

Roger’s son Harry Waters is also joining the band on Keyboards along with Jon Carin.

Graham Broad is on drums and G.E Smith, who has toured with Bob Dylan, is also on guitars. There is also of course a second lead singer taking the parts David Gilmour used to sing called Robbie Wyckoff.

On his Facebook page, Roger Waters said he “can’t wait to get into rehearsals. Sadly, no female BVs in THE WALL, Katie, Pat, Carol, Sylvia we shall miss you!”.

The Wall Live Tour Musicians

Drums: Graham Broad

Guitars: Dave Kilminster, G.E. Smith, Snowy White

Bass: Roger Waters

Keyboards: Jon Carin, Harry Waters

Lead Vocals: Robbie Wyckoff, Roger Waters

Backing Vocals: Jon Joyce, Mark Lennon, Michael Lennon, Kipp Lennon

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Tour Dates and Tickets

2010-09-15 – Roger Waters – Air Canada Centre – Toronto (Ontario) – Canada (Tickets)
2010-09-16 – Roger Waters – Air Canada Centre – Toronto (Ontario) – Canada (Tickets)
2010-09-20 – Roger Waters – United Center (Chicago) – Chicago, Illinois – USA (Tickets)
2010-09-21 – Roger Waters – United Center (Chicago) – Chicago, Illinois – USA (Tickets)
2010-09-26 – Roger Waters – Consol Energy Center (Pittsburg) – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – USA (Tickets)
2010-09-28 – Roger Waters – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, Ohio – USA (Tickets)
2010-09-30 – Roger Waters – Boston TD Garden – Boston, Massachussets – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-05 – Roger Waters – Madison Square Garden (Manhattan) – New York, New York – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-08 – Roger Waters – HSBC Arena (Buffalo) – Buffalo (New York) – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-10 – Roger Waters – Verizon Center (Washington) – Washington, District of Columbia – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-12 – Roger Waters – Nassau Coliseum – Long Island, New York – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-15 – Roger Waters – XL Center (Hartford) – Hartford (Connecticut) – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-17 – Roger Waters – Scotiabank Place (Ottawa) – Ontario – Canada (Tickets)
2010-10-19 – Roger Waters – Bell Centre (Montreal) – Montreal (Quebec) – Canada (Tickets)
2010-10-22 – Roger Waters – Schottenstein Center (Columbus) – Columbus, Ohio – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-24 – Roger Waters – Palace Of Auburn Hills – Detroit, Michigan – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-26 – Roger Waters – Qwest Center Arena (Omaha) – Omaha (Nebraska) – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-27 – Roger Waters – Xcel Energy Center (St Paul) – St Paul (Minnesota) – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-29 – Roger Waters – Scottrade Center (St Louis) – St Louis, Missouri – USA (Tickets)
2010-10-30 – Roger Waters – Sprint Center (Kansas City) – Kansas City, Missouri – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-03 – Roger Waters – Izod Center (East Rutherford) – Rutherford (New Jersey) – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-08 – Roger Waters – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-09 – Roger Waters – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-13 – Roger Waters – Bank Atlantic Center (Fort Lauderdale) – Aachen – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-16 – Roger Waters – St Pete Times Forum (Tampa) – Tampa (Florida) – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-18 – Roger Waters – Philips Arena (Atlanta) – Atlanta, Georgia – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-20 – Roger Waters – Toyota Center (Houston) – Houston, Texas – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-21 – Roger Waters – American Airlines Center (Dallas) – Dallas, Texas – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-23 – Roger Waters – Pepsi Center (Denver) – Denver, Colorado – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-26 – Roger Waters – Grand Garden Arena (MGM Grand Casino) – Las Vegas (Nevada) – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-27 – Roger Waters – US Airways Center (Phoenix) – Phoenix, Arizona – USA (Tickets)
2010-11-29 – Roger Waters – The Forum (LA) – Los Angeles, California – USA (Tickets)
2010-12-06 – Roger Waters – HP Pavilion (San Jose) – San Jose (California) – USA (Tickets)
2010-12-10 – Roger Waters – GM Place, Vancouver – Vancouver, British Columbia – USA (Tickets)
2010-12-11 – Roger Waters – Tacoma Dome (Tacoma) – Tacoma, Washington – USA (Tickets)
2010-12-13 – Roger Waters – Honda Center (Anaheim) – Anaheim, Calafornia – USA (Tickets)

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