'The Wall' to be Performed Live at the Orpheum Theater
The Wall was the eleventh studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released as a double album on 30 November 1979, and was subsequently performed live with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a feature film, Pink Floyd—The Wall.
As with the band's previous three LPs, The Wall is a concept album and deals largely with themes of abandonment and personal isolation. It was first conceived during their 1977 In the Flesh Tour, when bassist and lyricist Roger Waters's frustration with the spectators' perceived boorishness became so acute that he imagined building a wall between the performers and audience. The album is a rock opera that centres on Pink, a character Waters modelled after himself, with some aspects based on the band's original leader,Syd Barrett. Pink's life experiences begin with the loss of his father during the Second World War, and continue with ridicule and abusefrom his schoolteachers, an overprotective mother and finally, the breakdown of his marriage. All contribute to his eventual self-imposed isolation from society, represented by a metaphorical wall.
Waters view about how the album relates to the public hasn't changed, and he told us in 2010 he is touring 'The Wall' again now because people overcoming their fear and loss will always be revlevant. He also said that it spreads postive thoughts on how to inspire people to tear down those walls in their own life.
On Saturday January 26th, School of Rock will perform a tribute to Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'. Live at the Orpheum Theater, the show starts at 7pm.