Fans advised to Go Expo to L.A. Coliseum for Roger Waters: The Wall concert on Saturday

Fans advised to Go Expo, arrive early for Roger Waters: The Wall concert at the L.A. Coliseum May 19. Photo by Sean Evans.

Fans advised to Go Expo, arrive early for Roger Waters: The Wall concert at the L.A. Coliseum May 19. Photo by Sean Evans.

What if they gave a concert and nobody came because they were stuck in traffic? That’s exactly what concert promoters for Roger Waters: The Wall want to avoid when the worldwide tour lights up the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Saturday night.

And the timing couldn’t be better because the Expo Line, which opened just one day short of the Bruce Springsteen concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, is ready to rock ‘n roll to the first of many, many concerts and events at the Exposition Park destinations it so readily serves.

Roger Waters: The Wall is a worldwide concert tour performance of the Pink Floyd album The Wall by Roger Waters, the co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd. The historic production of Roger Water’s aural and visual masterpiece of alienation and transformation will be performed in its entirety featuring a full band and state-of-the-art production.

If you hurry, you can still buy tickets at LiveNation.com. But if you’re feeling adventurous, leave early and hop on the train. Although organizers strongly encourage buying tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, there may be day-of-show tickets available on site: at the Sports Arena box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and/or at Gate 4 and Gate 19 of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, starting at 4 p.m.

And getting there is easy on Expo. Take the Metro Expo Line to the Expo/Vermont station or Expo Park/USC station.  Plan your best route using the Trip Planner at metro.net.  Trains run every 12 minutes throughout the day and every 20 minutes after 7 p.m.  The last train westbound to La Cienega/Jefferson Station departs Expo Park/USC and Expo/Vermont stations at 12:43 a.m. and 12:45 a.m.  Fare is $1.50 per boarding or buy an all-day roundtrip pass for $5 at convenient TVM machines located at the entrance to the stations or just use your TAP card.  You can also park for free at parking facilities located at La Cienega/Jefferson Station (5664 W. Jefferson Bl, LA 90016) and at the Crenshaw Station (3428 Exposition Bl, LA 90018) and hop on the train from there.

More on getting there from the Live Nation news release:

Take transit not traffic to Roger Waters: The Wall concert

2 replies

  1. I’m gonna give it a shot. It’ll be my first ride on the new line. Looking forward to it. Especially the part about not being stuck on the 10 with Staples and Dodgers traffic.

  2. Really? And I’ll feel nice and safe going back to my car that late at night? And I won’t have to worry about my car still being there or broken into? Really? Awesome! I’ll make sure to bring plently of money, credit cards with me to the show. But I’ll leave my smartphone and other valuables in the car because I know it will be safe. Thanks for the tip!