Roger Waters to Rebuild Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' in Sofia

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Bulgaria: Roger Waters to Rebuild Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' in Sofia Roger Waters' rock opera "The Wall" is inspired by the iconic piece he composed with Pink Floyd in the late 1970's. Photos by Wikipedia and rogerwaterstours.com

Roger Waters, the creative force behind Pink Floyd's legendary album "The Wall", will perform in Bulgaria next summer the rock opera, which has reaped success around the world.

Roger Waters' rock opera "The Wall" is inspired by the iconic piece he composed with Pink Floyd in the late 1970's.

The show has been on the road for a while, selling out soccer stadiums and baseball parks from Santiago, Chile, to San Francisco.

In Sofia the spectacle has been scheduled for August 30, 2013 at Vassil Levski stadium.

It took Waters, now 68, nearly three years of planning to create this light-and-sound extravaganza, but he says "the emotional payback is enormous . . . the work is the reward."

The gig in Sofia is part of Waters' European tour, during which he will perform 18 more renditions of The Wall tour.

All 18 shows will be on a grand scale being outdoor open-air/stadium performances as have been done in the Americas on the last leg of the 2012 tour.

For these large open air stadiums, Roger Waters has re-designed and scaled up The Wall show to create the ultimate stadium event, bringing The Wall experience even closer to fans wherever they are sitting and making the production even more encompassing in large venues.

"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. Even more moving, engaging, dramatic and thrilling than the Arena shows," Roger Waters says.

"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."

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