Live Review & Photos: Roger Waters Plays The Wall @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

Sunday night Roger Waters brought his elaborate re-imagining of The Wall to the Palace of Auburn Hills. The current tour marks the 30th anniversary of the original Wall tour which lasted from February of 1980 to July of 1981. Check out “Outside The Wall” in the video below. Much like the classic 1980s tour, the current tour featured a two set theatrical performance of the classic Floyd album which featured a larger than life plane crash, inflatables floats of the cartoonish teacher, preying mantis vagina woman, a floating blimp pig and of course the gigantic wall.

At points the stage seemed a bit  barren with only Waters at the forefront. Points standing in front of the large wall turned video screen which stretched the width of the Palace. In guitar heavy songs it would be an awkward two man replacement of Waters former partner in crime, David Gilmour, as a spotlight would show the replacement singer taking Gilmour’s vocal lead atop the wall only to dim and pop back up on the guitarist ripping through the solo of “Comfortably Numb.” However, Waters throughout the show was noticeably excited throwing his 67-year-old arms in the air hyping the sold out crow. The band among others featured Waters' son Harry on keyboards, as well as former Pink Floyd collaborator Jon Carin and the somehow still around G.E. Smith. I thought when Saturday Night Live reruns went off the air so did he, ah well at least you couldn't see his faces soloing... Check below to watch a collection put together by a Floyd fan on youtube and see photos from last night in the slideshow.

This is our third installment in The New Psychedelic.  The new is old and the old is new.  . Read earlier interviews with Umphrey's McGee's Jake Cinninger and Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken.

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