Roger Waters looking to bring The Wall to Fenway

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Roger Waters will return to the United States next year for another leg of his highly acclaimed tour celebrating Pink Floyd’s renowned album, The Wall. After playing the concept album in its entirety at arenas across the country in 2010, including three sold out shows at Boston’s TD Garden, Waters is looking to bring the show outdoors. For fans in Boston, Waters is eying a show at Fenway Park.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Waters revealed plans to bring The Wall tour back to America in 2012 for a series of stadium shows. “We want to base the tour around Saturday nights in baseball stadiums,” he said. “As we speak, I’m at my office working on an outdoor version of the show.” However, The Wall has never been performed outdoors and thus will present new challenges and opportunities for the show.

“We’re going to be projecting over 140 yards,” Waters said. “So now it’s going to be 1,500 pixels wide. We’ve done light tests and Fenway Park and Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium just to see what the ambient light is like. And it’s fine. It works. We’ve taken part of the Wall and the projectors into those three places.”

Prior to Water’s latest tour, The Wall had been previously performed live in its entirety by Waters just 31 times including Pink Floyd’s 1980-81 tour in support of the album and in July of 1990 at Potsdamer Platz in celebration of the recently fallen Berlin Wall. The album, which still remains one of the US top 5 best selling albums of all time, is considered one of the most influential records ever recorded.

Fenway Park will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012. Earlier this year, New Kids On the Block and Backstreet Boys performed a co-headlining show. Last month, Dropkick Murphys and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones performed a pair of Fenway Park shows in a more intimate “Bleacher Theatre” setup.

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