Roger Waters To Premiere ‘Dark Side Of The Moon Redux’ At The London Palladium
Fifty years after making the original with Pink Floyd, Roger Waters today announced that he is to premiere his new recording, The Dark Side of the Moon Redux, live at The London Palladium, on 8 October, 2023.
Joining Waters on stage will be Gus Seyffert: Bass, Joey Waronker: Drums, Jonathan Wilson: Guitars, Johnny Shepherd: Organ, Via Mardot: Theremin, Azniv Korkejian: Vocals, Gabe Noel: Strings, Jon Carin: Keyboards and Robert Walter: Piano. The show will be designed by Sean Evans, Waters’ long-time Creative Director.
Roger Waters said: “We’re going to do it live at the London Palladium, in October…we look forward to that…hopefully performing it live on other occasions in the future.”
Pre-sales for Roger Waters live performance will start Wednesday, 26 July at 10am, with general on-sale following on Friday, July 28, 10am (local time) via the Live Nation website.
Waters’ The Dark Side of the Moon Redux, is due out on 6 October 2023. In addition to reimagining each of The Dark Side Of The Moon‘s original 10 tracks — which, like the original, run seamlessly together to create one epic composition — The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux LP format will feature a bonus 13-minute original composition inspired by the re-recording as a final track.
Waters said in a statement ‘When we recorded the stripped down songs for the Lockdown Sessions, the 50th anniversary of the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon was looming on the horizon. It occurred to me that The Dark Side Of The Moon could well be a suitable candidate for a similar re-working, partly as a tribute to the original work, but also to re-address the political and emotional message of the whole album.
“I discussed it with Gus and Sean, and when we’d stopped giggling and shouting ‘You must be fucking mad’ at one another we decided to take it on. It’s turned out really great and I’m excited for everyone to hear it. It’s not a replacement for the original which, obviously, is irreplaceable.
“But it is a way for the seventy nine year old man to look back across the intervening fifty years into the eyes of the twenty nine year old and say, to quote a poem of mine about my Father, ‘We did our best, we kept his trust, our Dad would have been proud of us’. And also it is a way for me to honour a recording that Nick and Rick and Dave and I have every right to be very proud of.”