Roger Waters has told Rolling Stone magazine that Istanbul had the loudest fans at his three-year The Wall tour, which wrapped up in September.
“I found that the loudest fans in the world are in Istanbul. I remember standing there with the band during ‘Hey You.’ We were behind the wall, so nobody could see us playing. We started looking at each other going, ‘What is that sound?’ When they sang ‘Don’t give in without a fight,’ you could feel it. It was like the roof was coming off, even though there was no roof. It was amazing,” Waters said.
Since the tour ended he has turned his attention toward his first rock album since 1992’s Amused to Death.
He is still not sure if he will support this latest release with a tour, but admits that he is “suffering a little bit of withdrawal” after ending The Wall tour. The massive show was staged 219 times at stadiums and arenas all over the globe, grossing upwards of $458 million.
With that in mind, he refuses to rule out the possibility of reviving The Wall tour at some point in the future. “I’m not thinking about that right now but that is not to say I won’t. I think there’s an audience there. We did do 219 shows, which is a lot,” he said.