Roger Waters Plays Free Show For Over 200,000 In Mexico City [Full Video]

first_imgFormer Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters played a free concert at Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución last night to a crowd of over 200,000 people. The over two-hour performance saw Waters and his band take on a 25-song set of Pink Floyd classics and songs penned by the socio-political activist.As is typical during a Waters show, the fiery bassist took shots at various political figures, including well-deserving human punching bag and class clown Donald Trump. Watch a video of the entire performance below, which includes hits such as “Time,” “Fearless,” “Run Like Hell”, and “Comfortably Numb”:[Video courtesy of Live Concerts]Roger Waters Setlist – Mexico City, Mexico – 10/1/16:Speak to MeBreatheSet the Controls for the Heart of the SunOne of These DaysTimeBreathe (Reprise)The Great Gig in the SkyMoneyUs and ThemFearlessShine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)Welcome to the MachineHave a CigarWish You Were HerePigs on the Wing 1Pigs on the Wing 2DogsPigs (Three Different Ones)The Happiest Days of Our LivesAnother Brick in the Wall Part 2MotherRun Like HellBrain DamageEclipseEncore:Comfortably Numb[via Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Brings Debuts, Unexpected Jams For Two-Night Capitol Theater Run [Pro-Shot]

first_imgThis past weekend, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made their highly awaited return to The Capitol Theater, NY for a two-night run at the historic venue, and their first shows in Port Chester since their 2016-2017 New Year’s run. As is usual in the New York market (and in most other markets, to boot), the performances sold out at lightning speed, and the band returned the favors by bringing their own electric musicianship and improvisation to one of the late Jerry Garcia‘s favorite venues. SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theater | Port Chester, NY | 7/21/17 (Show #114)Set One: King Solomon’s Marbles > Cumberland Blues, I Need A Miracle > Crazy Fingers > St. Stephen > Play Pause Stop*Set Two: Silvio** > Scarlet Begonias > Cassidy > Fire On The Mountain > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > BerthaEncore: Werewolves of London^*Benevento/Russo Duo cover**Bob Dylan cover^Warren Zevon cover[Cover photo via Andrew Rios, from The Ogden, Denver, CO] Both nights nights of the run proved to offer countless highlights. Friday featured JRAD’s first “Dark Hollow” on electric instruments, an “Althea” that segued into (and back out of) “Space,” the band’s debuts of an instrumental “In With The In Crowd” jam (by Ramsey Lewis), “Deep Elem Blues,” and “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” a rendition of “The Wheel” with a jam on Cold Play Cold‘s “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face” (another first) sandwiched in between, and much more.Saturday’s performance boasted a dream setlist including “King Solomon’s Marbles,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Crazy Fingers,” “St. Stephen,” and the JRAD debut of Benevento/Russo Duo‘s “Play Pause Stop” in set one, a “Scarlet” > “Cassidy” > “Fire” sandwich, a beautiful “Lost Sailor,” and a celebratory “Bertha” closer in set two, and a howling cover of Warren Zevon‘s “Werewolves of London” to round out the encore.You can watch a selection of pro-shot videos from each night of JRAD’s summer Capitol Theater shows below, via the band’s Facebook and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theater | Port Chester, NY | 7/21/17Set One (9:00PM – 10:30PM)Jam @ ->Dark Hollow ##Althea ->Space ->Althea Reprise # ->Playing In The Band ->In With the In Crowd Jam $ ->Playing In The Band RepriseThey Love Each OtherGonesville ->Casey Jones >SugareeSet Two (10:57PM – 12:27AM)Deep Elem Blues % (All) ->Easy Wind ->The Wheel ^ ->God Put A Smile Upon Your Face Jam & ->The Wheel Reprise * >So Many Roads ->Dark Star + ->Estimated Prophet ->Touch Of Grey“Happy Birthday to Marco” (Crowd & band sung)E: It’s All Over Now Baby Blue @@ (TH)@ – With a “Lay Down Sally” (Eric Clapton) Tease (TH)## – First Electric Version by Almost Dead – played Acoustic on 2015-12-31 & 2016-10-07.# – First “Split” Althea$ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Ramsey Lewis Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead% – First Time Played By Almost Dead, with a BT Wind Tease (SM). MB 1st Verse, DD 2nd Verse, JR 3rd Verse, SM 4th Verse, TH 5th Verse^ – With a “Jolene” (American Babies) Tease & a So Many Roads Tease (TH)& – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Cold Play Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, with “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) teases (JR & SM)* – With “National Anthem” (Radiohead) Teases (TH)+ – Verse One [email protected]@ – Bob Dylan Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, with a “Take On Me” (Ah-Ha) Tease (MB)center_img Friday 7/21 “Althea”:Friday 7/21 “Deep Elem Blues”:Saturday 7/22 – “King Solomon’s Marbles”:Saturday 7/22 – “Cassidy”:last_img read more

Game 1 takeaways: Couture-Nyquist-Meier line shines, and an early Conn Smythe favorite emerges

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks have been in this position before. Twice, actually.Coming off impressive Game 1 wins against both the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche in the first and second rounds, respectively, the Sharks’ overall play slipped a little bit for the ensuing game. They lost both Game 2s and home ice advantage and eventually, had to go seven games to advance each time.Given how they played Saturday in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues, the Sharks feel they’re perfectly …last_img

SA condemns terror attack in Kenya

first_img23 September 2013 The South African government has condemned the terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya in which at least 68 people, including a South African, were killed and around 200 people injured. President Zuma, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, on Sunday expressed his shock and dismay at Saturday’s attack. Zuma expressed his sympathy and deepest condolences to the family of the South African, as well as to the government and people of Kenya and especially the families of the many deceased, and wished the wounded survivors a speedy recovery. “South Africa continues to support Kenya’s and the international community’s efforts aimed at peacekeeping, stability, democracy and nation-building in Somalia,” Zuma said in a statement. “Terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned, and South Africa stands firmly with the international community in condemning all terrorism, and this act in particular. We wish the Kenyan government every success in rapidly resolving this issue with as little further loss of life as possible.” The South African High Commission in Nairobi is closely monitoring the situation in close liaison with the Kenyan authorities. Consular assistance is being provided to the next of kin of the deceased South African. Meanwhile, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary in charge of Internal Security, Joseph Ole Lenku, told journalists in Nairobi on Sunday that the security operation to free hostages who were still trapped inside the Westgate mall would continue. “Regrettably, the human loss in the attack also went up overnight,” Lenku told journalists on Sunday. “We have established the location of the criminals. It’s a delicate balance and we want to evacuate the hostages safely.” He said the police had managed to evacuate more than 1 000 people from the mall overnight, but that a number of others still remained. “The operation is in a very delicate stage. Our paramount responsibility is to ensure that our people still held in the mall come out alive.” Fierce gunfire was heard from the mall on Sunday as the hostage standoff in Nairobi entered its second day amid heavy security around the building. Militants from Somalia have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia. An Al-Shabaab spokesman said in an audio message, “Either leave our country or live with constant attacks.” According to the latest reports, the slain foreign victims include Canadians, French nationals, Chinese, South African and Ghanaian people. The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) entered Somalia two years ago to pursue the militants, who often crossed the border to stage attacks. Lenku said the authorities believed there were 10 to 15 attackers still in the building. “We are grateful for all offers of support from individuals and friendly countries we have received. But by and large, this remains a national security operation,” Lenku said. Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga condemned the terrorist attack as an act of cowardice and assured the country that its security forces were up to task. “We will not be intimidated. The act was intended to cow the people of Kenya, but the Kenyan spirit is strong,” Odinga told journalists in Nairobi on Sunday. He appealed to the international community not to issue travel advisories against Kenya, but work with the government to ensure return to normalcy. “This is not the time for grandstanding. This is not the time for partisan politics. It is a time to unite the country. This is a tragic moment in Kenya. It has been 15 years since the last terrorist attack that claimed 250 lives,” Odinga said. Source: read more

Lots of Luck

first_imgThe World Cup tickets for the knockout rounds will be available via an online lottery system because heavy load crashed the official ticketing website This will be the first time that there will be an online lottery for a sports event held in the subcontinent. Kyazoonga says that it had suggested the lottery system at the start of the tournament but the idea had been rejected. The lottery is common at other global sporting events where there is a heavy demand for tickets. The lottery for the London Olympic Games in 2012 opens on March 15.In order to claim tickets, people will have to visit the website and record their names in an online ballot box. The lottery will take place once the period of registration is complete. Each winner will be restricted to two tickets. “This way at least more people will have a chance to get tickets,” says Ratnakar Shetty, tournament director. The organisers scrapped the online ticket booking system for the World Cup final as the website crashed within hours of business on February 21. “We will announce a date and time when people can apply and after a draw, those winning will be asked to buy the same online,” says Shetty.The World Cup final will be held at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, which can accommodate 33,000 spectators. During initial bookings, 4,000 tickets were made available for the public out of which 1,000 tickets can be purchased online and the remaining 3,000 are reserved for people who queue up at the stadium counters. The rest of the tickets have been distributed among clubs associated with the Mumbai Cricket Association and the ICC.advertisementlast_img read more