TAIT provided the staging, scenic fabrication and groundbreaking automation for Roger Waters The Wall world tour. Composed of over 250 bricks, our design combined cutting edge technology and packaging to create a staging concept that could tour the globe – a giant wall onto which projections were mapped.
Durability of the bricks was a crucial aspect of the design because each show sees the bricks tumble down to the ground. As the show reaches a crescendo, the wall’s stabilizers seamlessly contracted to allow the wall to crash safely to the ground.
Timothy Fin of the Kansas City Star has this to say about the show:
” … Waters accordingly turned the performance into a[n] epic, gaudy and extravagant piece of theatre – an onslaught of sights, sounds and socio-political themes. Some of it was poignant, some of it was bombastic, some of it was viscerally thrilling, like a great rock show ought to be. But all of it was entertaining.”
Fun Facts: According to Cole Moreton of the Daily Mail, “The touring version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall is one of the most ambitious and complex rock shows ever staged.” The first leg of the tour grossed in North America over $89.5 million from 56 concerts. It was the second-highest-grossing concert tour in North America in 2010 and the third highest-grossing concert tour worldwide as of 2013. As of 2013, the tour holds the record for being the highest-grossing tour for a solo musician, surpassing the previous record holder, Madonna.