10 Years Ago Today- Roger Waters Launches The Wall Tour n Toronto (Sixth Highest Grossing of All Time)

10 years ago today (9/15/10), Roger Waters launched the first date of his three-year, 219 show The Wall tour at Toronto’s Air Canada Center. This was the first time Pink Floyd’s The Wall has been performed in its entirety by the band or any of its former members since Waters performed the album live in Berlin 21 July 1990. The tour has become the sixth highest-grossing of all time. Check below for all the other outstanding facts about the tour. We have live pro-shot footage of the tour as well…

  • Length, width of wall
    • 240’wide
    • 35’6” high
    • 18” deep
  • Number of bricks in wall
    • 424
  • Number placed in show
    • 242
  • Number that will be used in tour  (N.B. all bricks are from recycled sources, and will be re-recycled after use)
    • 3,000 bricks will be used for the US and European tour
  • Build time (i.e. length of time from placing first brick to placing last brick)
    • 45 minutes
  • Number of touring wall builders
    • 12 touring crew building wall
    • 8 Local crew assisting wall build
  • Number, height of man-lifts
    • 5 man lifts
    • Each lift
      • 20’ long
      • 4’ wide
      • 30’ high
  • Number, height of telescopic stabilizers
    • 10 Stabilizer’s
    • Each stabilizer 35’ high
  • Number of electric motors in all stage machines
    • 47 Electric motors total
  • Number of control axes for wall building
    • 20 axis of motion used for wall building
  • Length of all electric cables including lighting and sound and power
    • Over 100,000’ of cable (almost 20 miles)
  • Number of loudspeakers
    • 172 speakers are used in total including subs, surrounds and monitors.
  • Number of moving lights
    • 82 moving lights
  • Number of projectors
    • 23 projectors
  • Diameter of circular screen
    • Circular screen is 30’ diameter
  • Length/width of wall projection
    • 240’ wide x 25’ high
  • Number of control desks/people sitting at same
    • 12 Operators
  • Number of feet of truss/tracking truss
    • 1,520’ of truss
  • Number of scenery carts
    • 140 set carts
  • Number/size of inflatables
    • Teacher = 30’ High
    • Wife = 30’ High
    • Mother = 34’ High
  • Number of control axes for inflatables
    • Teacher = 12 axis
    • Wife = 9 axis
    • Mother = 2 axis
  • Weight of all rigged scenery
    • 55 tones total rigging to roof
  • Weight of all floor stuff
    • 57 tones
  • Weight of everything
    • 112 tones
  • Number of trucks
    • 21 Trucks total
  • Amount of power required to run show
    • 3,000 amps
  • Number of carpenters
    • 16 Carpenters (including puppet tech and op)
  • Number of lighting crew
    • 5 lighting crew (including lighting director)
  • Number of video crew
    • 5 video crew
  • Number of sound crew
    • 6 sound crew (including monitors & audio playback)
  • Number of backline crew
    • 4 backline crew
  • Number of automation crew
    • 6 automation crew (including operator)
  • Number of pyro crew
    • 3 pyro crew
  • Number of riggers
    • 4 riggers
  • Total number of touring crew
    • 66 touring crew total (excluding band party, which is 18 persons)
  • Number of busses
    • 6 tour busses
  • Number of local crew
    • 80 local crew

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