Roger Waters Adds A New Song To 'The Wall'
Roger Waters wants to add a new song to his renown "The Wall" concert this year.
2013 will be the first time his show tours open-air venues around the world - something Waters has always wanted to do.
The new song is called "The Ballad Of Jean Charles De Menezes", which tells the real story of a man who was shot dead by police in London in the wake of terrorist attacks and fear in the city.
"It's a surprise to people," Waters said of the song. "They've never heard it before."
The new show adds brand new special effects. One example: the plane crash sequence has doubled in length and ends in a "spectacular fireball" thanks to new HD technology and a bigger stage set.
"It's beautiful," Waters told Something Else (via Prog). "I sometimes get stranded at one end. 'F--k, I've got to get back to the middle of the stage in about eight seconds!'"
Roger Waters hopes to surprise crowds at his open air The Wall concerts in 2013 with the addition of a new song to the set.
And he admits there are pros and cons to staging the biggest-even production of his show.
The former Pink Floyd mainman reveals that the plane crash sequence, which used to last eight seconds, had been almost doubled in length and concludes with a spectacular fireball, courtesy of new HD technology and the giant stage set.
“It’s beautiful,” Waters tells Something Else – but he adds: “I sometimes get stranded at one end. ‘Fuck, I’ve got to get back to the middle of the stage in about eight seconds!’”
The new track is called The Ballad Of Jean Charles de Menezes and tells the story of a man shot dead by police after being wrongly suspected of involvement in terrorist activity. “I love it – it’s a surprise to people,” says Waters.”They’ve never heard it before.”
Named the biggest-earning rock musician of 2012 by Forbes Magazine, he recently said that Pink Floyd was “over” when he left in 1985 and ruled out any chance of a reunion of the surviving members – even though David Gilmour and Nick Mason made guest appearances at his The Wall concert in 2011.
Waters will perform the new show at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 14.