Roger Waters’ The Wall to be first big concert at new B.C. Place
A live version of the classic rock album The Wall will return to Vancouver next spring as the first major concert event in the newly renovated B.C. Place.
The performance, based on Pink Floyd’s 1979 album, will take place on May 26, 2012, concert promoter Live Nation and B.C. Place announced today (November 1).
A production of The Wall by Pink Floyd songwriter Roger Waters came to Rogers Arena in December 2010.
Live Nation Canada president Paul Haagenson said talks went on for more than a year to bring a larger-scale version of the rock spectacle back to Vancouver.
“I really think this is the kind of show that does justice to what is a beautiful new facility,” Haagenson told media during an announcement inside B.C. Place.
The concert set is to feature a wall made of blocks that will be up to 150 metres long and serve as a screen for dozens of high-tech video projectors.
B.C. Place spokesperson Graham Ramsay said the Waters concert continues the stadium’s tradition of hosting big acts including the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and U2.
“This really does usher a new era of events for B.C. Place and more importantly it allows us to do concerts that we’ve never done in the past,” Ramsay said today.
He noted there have been improvements in the stadium to seating, acoustics, and climate control.
Tickets go on sale November 14 at 10 a.m.