Starting tonight, a few Canadian kids will be backing up a music legend onstage: Roger Waters, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, is inviting children from schools in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal to join him during his concerts in those cities. He's performing the classic Floyd album 'The Wall' in its entirety, and the children will sing backup on 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)'.
This isn't the first time Waters has asked for a singing assist from kids in the community - back in 2010, he invited 25 students from the Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) to take the stage at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. They were asked to sing the lyrics, "We don't need no education. We don't need no thought control". Now, Roger's calling the RPSM kids up with him again, and ten of the same students who sang with him in 2010 will be repeating their performance.
Inviting kids to sing back-up has become a tradition on Waters' tours. At his Ottawa show on Monday, June 25, backing vocals will be provided by students from the St. Marks High School Choir.
For a look at what to expect tonight, here's footage of the performance from Waters' show on September 18, 2010 at the Air Canada Centre:
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