Roger Waters Marks 30th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Wall with North American Tour, Plays Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Roger Waters Marks 30th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's <i>The Wall</i> with North American Tour, Plays Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
When Roger Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985, he tried to legally prevent the remaining members from ever using the band name again. Still, this desire to preserve Floyd's legacy hasn't stopped him from performing large parts of his former band's back catalogue live, as he toured The Dark Side of the Moon back in 2007-2008. Now, later this year, Waters will be taking The Wall on the road for a series of North American dates, including Canadian stops in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

Waters explained his reason for taking the rock opera on tour, telling Spinner, "Thirty years ago when I wrote The Wall I was a frightened young man. Well, not that young - I was 36 years old. It took me a long time to get over my fears. Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with its concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, whatever! All these issues and isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life."

Billboard reports that this latest tour "will be a state-of-the art affair, featuring a 240-foot-wide and 35-foot-tall wall constructed and subsequently torn down during the concerts. Other props and special effects are expected to be part of the show as well."

Waters is expected to tour Europe in 2011. Later today (April 12), he is expected launch a new website with ticket information.

Tour dates:

9/15 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

9/20 Chicago, IL - United Center

9/21 Chicago, IL -  United Center

9/26 Pittsburgh, PA -  Consol Energy Center

9/28 Cleveland, OH -  Quicken Loans Arena

9/30 Boston, MA -  TD Garden

10/5 New York, NY -  Madison Square Garden

10/8 Buffalo, NY -  HSBC Arena

10/10 Washington DC - Verizon Center

10/12 Uniondale, NY-  Nassau Coliseum

10/15 Hartford, CT -  XL Center

10/17 Ottawa, ON -  ScotiaBank Place

10/19 Montreal, QC -  Bell Centre

10/22 Columbus, OH -  Schottenstein Center

10/24 Detroit, MI -  Palace of Auburn Hills

10/26 Omaha, NE -  Qwest Center

10/27 St Paul, MN -  Xcel Energy Center

10/29 St. Louis, MO -  Scottrade Center

10/30 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

11/3 New York, NY -  Izod Center

11/8 Philadelphia, PA -  Wachovia Center

11/9 Philadelphia, PA -  Wachovia Center

11/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center

11/16 Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum

11/18 Atlanta, GA -  Philips Arena

11/20 Houston, TX -  Toyota Center

11/21 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

11/23 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center

11/26 Las Vegas, NV -  MGM Grand Garden Arena

11/27 Phoenix, AZ -  US Airways Center

11/29 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

12/6 San Jose, CA -  HP Pavilion

12/10 Vancouver, BC -  General Motors Place

12/11 Tacoma, WA -  Tacoma Dome

12/13 Anaheim, CA -  Honda Center