Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is taking his "In The Flesh" tour worldwide next year after a successful run of North America 1999-2000. The tour, kicking off Feb. 28 in South Africa and winding down June 26 in London, will also make stops in Japan, India, South America and Europe. It also marks his first UK concerts since his "Radio K.A.O.S." performance at London's Wembley Arena in 1987 and his first European solo shows since 1984's short "The Pros & Cons Of Hitchhiking" outing.
Waters' 50-date, sold-out North American tour was so successul that many venues were upgraded mid-tour to larger arenas and amphitheaters due to ticket demand.
"In The Flesh World Tour 2002" presents a comprehensive overview of Waters' music including: early Pink Floyd material; his classic compositions from The Wall and Dark Side Of The Moon;" less well-known pieces from Animals, Wish You Were Here, and The Final Cut; songs from solo tours "Amused To Death" and "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking;" and the debut of a new song "Each Small Candle."
Productionwise, the show will feature elaborate large-scale video projections, theatrical set-pieces and an array of special effects.
Waters' backing band features Andy Fairweather-Low (guitar), Snowy White (guitar), Doyle Bramhall II (guitar and vocals), Graham Broad (drums), Jon Carin (keyboards), Andy Wallace (keyboards), Norbert Stachel (saxophone), Katie Kissoon (vocals), Susannah Melvoin (vocals) and PP Arnold (vocals).
Waters has also been working on an opera in English and French, as well as a new rock album to be released next year.
"In the Flesh World Tour 2002:"
28 South Africa, Cape Town, Bellville Velodrome
2 South Africa, Johannesburg MTN Sun Dome
5 Chile, Santiago Estadio Nacional
7 Argentina, Buenos Aires, Velez Sarsfield Stadium
14 Brazil, Rio Sambodromo, Carnival
15 Brazil, Sao Paulo Paceaembu
17 Venezuela, Caracas, Festival Site
19 Mexico, Mexico City, Foro Sol
25 Japan, Osaka, Koseinenkin Hall
28 Japan, Tokyo, International Forum
2 Korea, Seoul, 88 Green Grass
5 Australia, Sydney, Entertainment Centre
8 Australia, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
12 India, Mumbai, NSE Grounds
14 India, Bangalore, Palace Grounds
4 Portugal, Lisbon, Atlantic Pavillion
8 Spain, Barcelona, Palau St Jordi
10 Italy, Milan, Forum
11 Switzerland, Zurich, Hallenstadion
13 Belgium, Antwerp, Sports Paleis
15 Holland, Rotterdam, Ahoy
17 Germany, Erfurt, Messe Halle
18 Germany, Koln, Kolnarena
20 Germany, Oberhausen, Arena
22 Germany, Hanover, Preussag Arena
24 Norway, Oslo, Spectrum
25 Sweden, Stockholm, Globe Arena
27 Russia, St Petersburg, New Arena/Hermitage
29 Russia, Moscow, Olimpiski Arena
31 Finland, Helsinki, Hartwall Arena
2 Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum
4 Germany, Munich, Olympia Halle
5 Germany, Frankfurt, Festhalle
7 Poland, Warsaw, Gwardia Stadium
9 Germany, Berlin, Velodrome
10 Czech Rep., Prague, Paegas Arena
12 Italy, Rome, Curva Olympico
14 Austria, Vienna, Wiesen Festival
15 Hungary, Budapest, Kissstadion
17 Germany, Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
19 France, Paris, Bercy
21 UK, Birmingham, NEC
22 UK, Manchester, MEN Arena
24 Ireland, Dublin, The Point
26 UK, London, Wembley Arena