Thirty years after The Wall was performed, Roger Waters faithfully re-created the original as a touring arena show. For the 2010 production he added high-definition video animation across the entire 240ft width of the wall.
The stage design explores Baroque extravagance. The show takes the audience on a journey from the palace of the Sun King to the home of rock ‘n’ roll.
A poetic show that used wit and intelligence to challenge the scale of the stadium, a modern show that exploited current multimedia techniques and a mass choreography show that delivered intimacy and emotion.
Members of the audience were placed behind the band in ‘boxes’ built into sweeping expressionist balconies that formed a streamlined back wall to the stage.
The iris in the ceiling of the Golden Atrium is decorated with the Chinese zodiac. The copper dome in the centre of the atrium floor opens to reveal the ‘Tree of Prosperity’ - an oak tree with 70,000 golden leaves.
The stage design created a heroic background for Robbie Williams’ superhero performance, which climaxed with him making an encore entrance by gondola from one of the cantilever arms.
The most consistently thrilling performer, perhaps appropriately, isn't even human: It's the giant slab of machinery that serves as one of the two stages… for the evening's exuberantly cinematic climax.
The U2 Space Station broke down the barrier between the stadium audience and the band. The superstructure lifted all the technology high in the air, leaving the band naked on the stage.
Tina presents her greatest hits in a production that recreates her greatest live show moments from Private Dancer, Foreign Affair, Goldeneye and 24/7.