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Roger Waters includes Khaled Said in the new production of The Wall

Roger Waters tours America and Europe while photos of ‘Loved Ones’ on the state-of-the-art projections on a giant wall made of cardboard include Egypt’s police victim Khaled Said. The tour continues till June 2011

Wael Eskandar, Monday 29 Nov 2010
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Roger Waters is touring America and Europe to perform The Wall in concert, 31 years after the release of Pink Floyd’s double album.  Why after all these years? “This new production of The Wall is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years,” says Waters on his website.

Waters has requested that photos of ‘Loved Ones’ that have been lost in war be uploaded. “Civilian deaths are equally, if not more, harrowing,” adds Waters. The entries that span across many countries include Egypt’s Khaled Said who was tortured and allegedly killed by two policemen in Alexandria in 2010 at the age of 28. The photos will be used as part of the show as an act of remembrance.

The new production will include state-of-the-art projections on a giant wall made of cardboard, 240-feet-long by 35-feet (73mx10m).

The album has been made into a movie in 1982 by British director Alan Parker. The most memorable performance was in Berlin on July 1990 eight months after the collapse of the Berlin wall. The show included numerous music stars of the time like Scorpions, Bryan Adams, Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O’Connor and Van Morrison.

Waters parted ways with Pink Floyd in the mid 80s despite being a founding member amidst tension between him and the band’s guitarist David Gilmour. The tour started in the United States on15 September 2010. The tour continues to Europe till June 2011 visiting Spain, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Finland, Belgium, Ireland, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

For more information visit the Roger Waters website: http://www.rogerwaters.com/

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Ahmed
30-11-2010 10:37am
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wish you were here
I was ten years old when she saw the wall film directed by Alan Parker, who left the impact in my life and my daughter is now in the tenth and the wall is repeated wish to be in the same level
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hagar
30-11-2010 05:12am
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why?
why don't u have the courage to publish it in Alahram Arabic version???????????
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