As rock and roll's royalty ages, there are fewer and fewer tours that pull out all the strops with nightly exhibitions of one-upsmanship. The Stones do it when they're on the road, bringing multiple stages, fireworks, and lots of digital red dripping blood for "Sympathy For the Devil." U2 does it (you've seen their "heart" and whatever else). Even if you don't swoon for their new material, the Jerry Bruckheimer-esque are true spectacles, but they're going the way of disco.
As fewer and fewer bands command the kind of universal embrace that these bands did -- not to mention potential for longevity -- we're seeing fewer of these mega productions on the rock circuit. Roger Waters' production of The Wall, by all accounts, is a sight to behold.
The tour came to the Tacoma Dome last year, and will make its second area stop at Seattle's KeyArena on May 24, 2011. Catch it while you still can. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 14 via LiveNation.com.