1980 saw the launch of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" tour, a groundbreaking series of concerts that pushed the boundaries of live performance. The tour included elaborate stage designs, with the band literally building a wall on stage during the performance. The wall would eventually be torn down in a dramatic finale, symbolizing the breaking down of barriers. This theatrical approach to live concerts set a new standard for rock performances, with large-scale props, animations, and synchronized lighting effects.The "The Wall" tour began in Los Angeles and continued in major cities across North America and Europe. The elaborate production required significant logistical planning, leading to a limited number of shows in each location. Despite the tour's success, the intense planning and production demands created additional stress among band members, highlighting the internal tensions that had been brewing during the making of the album.This year also marked continued work on the film adaptation of "The Wall," with director Alan Parker and artist Gerald Scarfe. The film, released in 1982, would further explore the themes and imagery introduced in the album and tour.