Roger Waters – The Wall – Plains of Abraham, Saturday July 21st, 2012

Roger Waters – The Wall – Plains of Abraham, Saturday July 21st, 2012

Québec city, May 2012 – Over 40 years later, people still talk about Woodstock… 25 years on, people still remember Live Aid… and decades from now a lucky few will still rave about a unique performance of “Roger Waters – The Wall”. Only once before has the record-breaking show been staged both outdoors and on this scale – exactly 22 years ago in Berlin.

On Saturday July 21st, Québec City will make history when Waters unveils the largest Wall ever seen…

Roger Waters says: “I’ve always loved playing in Québec. The Québécois are a very passionate and musical people and we’ll be playing on the Fields of Abraham. This is going to be completely unlike any of The Wall shows we’ve done anywhere else in the world.”

Not for 22 years have music fans been able to witness the scale of Waters’ seminal album performed live in this way. The Wall itself will more than double in size to more than 250 metres, while a full surround sound system will shake the entire site. Waters will continue to push the boundaries of musical experience with additional lighting and pyrotechnics, while many more surprises will write another page of history on the Plains of Abraham.

“The Wall” was scheduled to end on July 14 in Philadelphia until the concept of ending with a final, gigantic open-air performance was presented to Roger Waters. “He agreed that this show would be the perfect crescendo for his North American tour,” says Daniel Gélinas, General Manager of 3E event-experience-emotion. “It’s the ultimate finale to this incredibly successful outing!” The tour will now officially end in Québec City, but on a unique scale and proportion set to amaze fans.

“The occasion was ideal. The site was ideal. The idea seemed too good to be true, but it’s finally happening! This will be an event that some of us – those lucky enough to attend – will be proud to say, ‘I was there’. This is one night we are sure to always remember,” adds Serge Grimaux, collaborator of 3 E event-experience-emotion and initiator of this project.

Watch the video recorded by Roger Waters to Quebec fans: www.youtube.com/user/infofestival

A record-breaking tour

“Roger Waters – The Wall” has so far played 160 shows in 27 countries on this record-breaking tour. Over 750,000 fans smashed attendance records to see the show in 15 open-air stadiums in South America. With nine sold-out shows in Buenos Aires, Roger Waters even broke the previous record of five nights held by the Rolling Stones.

“Roger Waters – The Wall” has so far grossed US $218M in 27 countries. In 2011, at the prestigious Pollstar Music Industry Awards in Los Angeles, it won the two highest accolades, ‘Major Tour of the Year’ and ‘Most Creative Stage Production’. The show also won the “Most Creative Stage Production” for the second consecutive year in 2012.

Festival fans first!

Ticket sales for this concert are reserved first for fans who have already purchased a Festival pass, one day ticket or front stage zone card for the 45th Festival d’été de Québec.

”We want to reward our loyal fans who, year after year, help make the Festival d’été de Québec Canada’s biggest outdoor music event. This is our way of thanking them for their support and encouragement all these years,” adds Nancy Savard, 3 E Chair of the Board.

Starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 23 and until 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, these privileged festival fans can register online at www.infofestival.com for the chance to be selected to buy a wristband for this historic concert!

There are also a limited number of priority tickets available for fans who register on RogerWaters.com during the same time period.

Wristbands Categories

General Admission:
– $99.50, taxes and service included, shipping extra

Front stage zone:
– $199.50, taxes and service included, shipping extra

All wristbands must be purchased in the same category, up to a maximum of 4 wristbands per buyer.

To register, just click on: ‘Register’ and fill out the form. You will need to first enter the 16 characters code appearing on the RFID wristband, which is the Festival pass. If you have a one-day pass or front stage zone card, you will need to enter the code sent by e-mail. Only one registration per 16 characters code is admissible.

Any wristbands remaining after the advance sales to Festival fans will go on sale to the general public on June 5th.

Our partners of this event: Molson, Le Soleil and FM93.

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