One of the most successful tours in rock history, The Wall Live, will visit Bulgarian capital city Sofia on August 30 2013, former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters’ website said on November 9.
The tour, launched in autumn 2010 in North America, had a European leg in 2011, but although many Eastern European venues were included (Zagreb, Prague, Budapest and Athens among them), Bulgaria was not on the list.
Waters, one of the co-founders of Pink Floyd, is set to correct that oversight now, with more Eastern European stadiums included among the 20 shows to be played between July and September – Bucharest, Belgrade and Split are among the new venues, alongside Sofia.
“I’m extremely glad to be playing The Wall in Europe again. It’s going to be a lot of fun for all of us. I’ve reworked the show to play outdoors in large stadiums. It’s really good,” Waters said in a statement.
“I’ve had to rethink the whole thing about stadiums. This wide wall stadium show couldn’t have been done 40 years ago. We couldn’t have filled the space in a way that would have been emotionally, musically and theatrically satisfying. Technology has changed. Now we can,” he said.
The critically-acclaimed live performance is estimated to have been seen by 3.3 million people in 28 countries, where 192 shows have been staged so far, most of them sold out to capacity.
The Sofia gig will be played at the Vassil Levski National Stadium, organisers Sofia Music Enterprises said. Tickets will range from 65 leva to 180 leva and will go on sale on November 16 at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) and Arena Armeec Sofia ticket booths, as well as online at ticketpro.bg.
(Roger Waters: The Wall Live performed on March 3 2012 at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile. Photo: gandalf.blanco/flickr.com)