Roger Waters Bringing ‘The Wall’ Tour to Boston’s Fenway Park?
Former Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters has already announced a bunch of dates for his ‘The Wall’ North American summer trek, which is scheduled to kick off May 1 in Houston and run through a July 14 gig in Philadelphia. But one show that has not yet been revealed is a much-rumored stop at Boston’s Fenway Park, where ‘The Wall’ would fit in quite nicely next to the ballpark’s famed 37-foot-tall wall in left field known as the Green Monster. It almost seems like destiny that ‘The Wall’ would be performed next to the wall.
But will it happen? Boston Herald reporter (and UCR contributor) Jed Gottlieb has been saying Waters will rock Fenway on July 1 for some time now, and thanks to a billboard that recently went up in nearby Kenmore Square (see the picture above), he has something to help back up his claim. “Nobody drops a couple thousand on an advertisement for a concert that might happen,” he writes — and he’s right.
So, while July 1 at Fenway Park still hasn’t been confirmed, it seems likely that Fenway will be announced shortly. Either that, or Waters have taken on a new initiative to beautify public spaces with his somewhat disturbing album artwork.
Elsewhere, Waters has added a second date (July 7) at New York’s Yankee Stadium to his itinerary, which already featured a July 6 gig there. While most stops of ‘The Wall’ tour will be at indoor arenas, a handful of outdoor shows have been confirmed, including stops at San Francisco’s AT&T Park (May 11), Chicago’s Chicago’s Wrigley Field (June 8), Yankee Stadium and Philadelphia’s Citizen Bank Park (July 14).