Sep 172013

I had been waiting for so long for The Wall show to come round at Wembley Stadium, London. Well, on Saturday 14th September, the day finally arrived. I had seen the show back in 2011 at the MEN Arena in Manchester but this new upgraded show with a wider stage and more projections was the best!

I managed to take a few pictures from the front of the stage during the second half, I spent the first half near the front of house mixing desk right back from the stage to get a better view of the full stage. Here are some photos from up close to the stage and I shall be posting some videos when I get round to editing them. Stay tuned for those.

Nov 162012
Roger Waters Wembley Stadium 2013

Roger Waters Wembley Stadium 2013 Wall Live

I don’t know about other people, but I simply cannot wait to get my dirty little paws on some Roger Waters Wembley Stadium tickets for the 14th September 2013 concert there.

I think the combined seated and standing capacity of Wembley Stadium is a whopping 105,000 people! Combine that with a colossal great Wall across the immense stadium and all that great musical performance, projection technology, art and pyro…. Good Lord above! Yes! Presale – I believe the pre-sale starts on 17th November 2013 for those who have registered to get Roger Waters tickets for London via Roger’s official website. I was somewhat disappointed with my tickets for the Manchester Evening News Arena back in 2011. Although the seats were close to the stage and I could see the whites of Roger’s eyes, I did feel these were not premium tickets as I couldn’t appreciate the full enormity and brilliance of the wall across the arena floor. Sitting further back to take it all in would, I imagine, be a much better experience. Leave your comments and share your opinions on that.

O2/Live Nation Presale – As is the case thesedays, the corporate boys have deals with concert promoters to offer loyalty perks to their customers. Hence O2 and Live Nation have a slice of tickets for their customers. For O2, this takes place from  Tue 20/11/12, 09:00 to Thu 22/11/12, 08:00. With Live Nation, they are Tue 20/11/12, 14:00 to Wed 21/11/12, 08:00.

General Sale – I shall be getting my tickets on General Sale and want to get standing tickets so I can place myself in the middle of the pitch and observe the show from a far enough distance to get a nice perspective on the whole thing, that I missed at the MEN Arena in 2011! The general sale Roger Waters tickets for Wembley Stadium go on sale on Wednesday 21st November 2012 at 9am via TicketMaster. I shall be getting mine then hopefully.

Roger Waters Ticket Prices

Given the colossal size of The Wall concert, particularly the outdoors stadium configuration of the show, the tickets seem like reasonable value in relation to what other artists are getting away with charging. The TicketMaster website has standing tickets at £66 inc booking fee and £82.50 seated.

Expensive, yes. Especially if you are on a low income and money is hard to come by and frustrates you to pay this much to watch an artist you like. But consider the size and configuration and the amount of work that goes into each show and the ticket price seems more reasonable. That said, 90,000 at £82.50 and 15,000 at £66 equals £7.425m and £0.99m or £8.4m revenue in total.

Lots of people want a cut of that revenue from the venue, promoters, crew and equipment/service suppliers, security, transportation, many hotel rooms, catering, PR and all the other administrative costs. But I imagine Roger has enough left over for some consumption! And good for him. He is 69 now and needs to think about his pension pot!

What’s your opinion on the ticket prices for this concert and others like The Rolling Stones? Leave a comment below.

Roger Waters Tour 2013 Dates and Venues

Here is the list of the Roger Waters Wall Live 2013 European tour dates that have been confirmed so far. If you want to learn when other dates are announced for the 2013 Wall Live Tour, then please do get our free newsletter, follow us on Twitter and Facebook too! Once other concerts are announced, all the news will filter onto our newsletter and social media websites too!

July 2013

2013-07-20 – Roger Waters – Werchter Festival Site – Werchter – Belgium
2013-07-23 – Roger Waters – Stadion Poljud – Split – Croatia
2013-07-26 – Roger Waters – Stadio Euganeo – Padua – Italy
2013-07-28 – Roger Waters – Stadio Olimpico – Rome – Italy
2013-07-31 – Roger Waters – TBC – Athens – Greece

August 2013

2013-08-03 – Roger Waters – ITU Stadium – Istanbul – Turkey
2013-08-07 – Roger Waters – Synot Tip Arena – Prague – Czech Republic
2013-08-09 – Roger Waters – Commerzbank Arena – Frankfurt – Germany
2013-08-11 – Roger Waters – Parken (Copenhagen) – Copenhagen – Denmark
2013-08-14 – Roger Waters – Telenor – Oslo – Norway
2013-08-15 – Roger Waters – Telenor – Oslo – Norway
2013-08-17 – Roger Waters – Ullevi Stadium – Gothenburg – Sweden
2013-08-20 – Roger Waters – Stadion Narodowy – Warsaw – Poland
2013-08-23 – Roger Waters – Ernst-Happel Stadium – Vienna – Austria
2013-08-25 – Roger Waters – Puskás Ferenc Stadium – Budapest – Hungary
2013-08-28 – Roger Waters – Piata Constitutiei – Bucharest – Romania
2013-08-30 – Roger Waters – Vasil Levski Stadium – Sofia – Bulgaria

September 2013

2013-09-01 – Roger Waters – Usce Park – Belgrade – Serbia
2013-09-04 – Roger Waters – Olympiastadion – Berlin – Germany
2013-09-06 – Roger Waters – Esprit Arena – Dusseldorf – Germany
2013-09-08 – Roger Waters – Amsterdam Arena – Amsterdam – Netherlands
2013-09-09 – Roger Waters – Letzigrund Stadium – Zurich – Switzerland
2013-09-14 – Roger Waters – Wembley Stadium – London – England (Tickets)
2013-09-18 – Roger Waters – Aviva Stadium (Dublin) – Dublin – Ireland (Tickets)
2013-09-21 – Roger Waters – Stade de France – Paris – France

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