Roger Waters Tour News
Roger Waters will hit 31 cities across North America when he launches his “This Is Not a Drill” tour this summer. The tour will be the Pink Floyd founder’s first time performing in the round. You can watch a trailer for the shows below.
“It’ll be a new show. It will be no-holds-barred,” he said in a September 2019 interview with Rolling Stone. “My work is to think, ‘Well, how can I make rock ‘n’ roll more interesting or theatrical or exciting or visual or musical or whatever?’ That’s what I’ve spent the last 50 years doing: expressing myself.”
Roger Waters Tour Dates 2020
7/8: Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
7/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
7/14: Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
7/17: Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
7/21: Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
7/23: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
7/25: Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
7/28: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
7/30: Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
8/1: Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
8/5: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
8/11: Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
8/13: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
8/15: Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
8/18: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
8/20: Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
8/22: Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
8/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
8/27: Chicago, IL @ United Center
8/29: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
9/2: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/4: Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
9/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
9/14: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
9/16: Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
9/19: Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/21: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
9/23: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
9/25: San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
9/30: Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/3: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
More About Roger Waters
Roger Waters is an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Waters initially served solely as the bassist, but following the departure of singer-songwriter Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader.
Roger Waters’ solo work includes the studio albums The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (1984), Radio K.A.O.S. (1987), Amused to Death (1992), and Is This the Life We Really Want? (2017). In 2005, he released Ça Ira, an opera translated from Étienne and Nadine Roda-Gils’ libretto about the French Revolution.
In 1990, Roger Waters staged one of the largest rock concerts in history, The Wall – Live in Berlin, with an attendance of 450,000. As a member of Pink Floyd, he was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Later that year, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Mason, Wright and David Gilmour for the Live 8 global awareness event, the group’s first appearance with Waters since 1981. He has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999; he performed The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety for his world tour of 2006–2008, and the Wall Live tour of 2010–13 was the highest-grossing tour by a solo artist at the time.
Roger Waters released his first solo album in nearly 25 years, Is This the Life We Really Want?, on 2 June 2017. It was produced by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich; Godrich was critical of Waters’ earlier solo work, and encouraged him to make a concise album showcasing his lyrics. The album was promoted with the Us + Them Tour. In 2018, Waters narrated an adaptation of Igor Stravinsky’s theatrical work The Soldier’s Tale recorded with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. It was released on 26 October via Sony Classical Masterworks. On 18 April 2019, Waters joined Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets on stage at the Beacon Theatre to sing the lead vocals on “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”.