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- Posted on May 28th 2010 5:45AM by Farah Ishaq
Speaking at a press conference in London on Thursday, May 28, Waters said that advances in technology mean that, in tandem with the 1979 album's illustrator Gerald Scarfe, it was now possible to put a new spin on what was one of the most theatrical stage productions of its time.
He said, "Fundamentally the music and lyrics are the same, it's how the album's interpreted that's different." Waters also said he had "extended" certain songs from the album, so that the stage crew would have time to build the different parts of the show.
However, when talking about advances in gadgets and online social media, the 66-year-old guitarist said he was worried about younger generations and how much they consumed.
Waters said he "worries that they're Twittering their lives away, with pure consumerism." He went on, "They are consuming nothing. It's like eating candy floss all day ... you could end up with no teeth."
Waters also said that the political message conveyed by the album, will this time focus on "unnecessary wars," and he has requested fans to post tributes and photos of those who have died on his website. A remembrance wall will be included as part of the shows.
Following North American dates this September as previously reported by Spinner, 'The Wall' travels to the UK in May 2011, with Waters playing at London's O2 Arena on May 11, 12 and 17, and at Manchester Evening News Arena on May 20 and 21. A show at Dublin's O2 Arena will take place on May 23. The full list of dates is on Waters' official website.
Also as previously reported by Spinner, Waters is also currently working on a musical version of 'The Wall.'