The word is “The Wall” fans will see in Québec City at Fields Of Abraham July 21 will be more than two-times as large as the wall that’s been constructed before hundreds of thousands of fans since the tour launched in 2010. Measuring more than 250 meters, “The Wall” in Québec City will mark only the second time the work has been performed outdoors and on this scale.
The first time was the historic 1990 performance in Berlin celebrating the fall of that city’s infamous wall that imprisoned East Berliners under the yoke of Communism from 1961 until 1989.
Along with a much bigger wall, Waters’ performance will feature a full surround-sound system guaranteed to “shake the entire site” and will include additional lighting and pyrotechnics.
“I’ve always loved playing in Québec,” Rogers said in a statement. “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.”
Buying tickets for this special performance of “The Wall” may not be as easy as pointing and clicking on Ticketmaster. Initial sales are reserved for folks who have already purchased a festival pass, one day-ticket or a front-stage zone card for the Festival d’été de Québec.
Festival fans can register online at InfoFestival.com May 23 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. for a drawing choosing winners to purchase wristbands for the concert.
There will also be a limited number of priority tickets available during the same time period for fans who have registered on RogerWaters.com.
Any wristbands remaining after the advance sales to festival ticket holders and fan club members will be made available via a general onsale launching June 5. For more information, visit RogerWaters.com.