Roger Waters announces European tour | Entertainment


Roger Waters has announced new tour dates for 2023.

The former Pink Floyd frontman will kick off his ‘This Is Not A Drill’ European tour in Lisbon on March 17.

He will also visit Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Milan and Krakow, before finishing in Prague on May 24.

He is currently on the US leg of the tour, which was originally scheduled to start in 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He previously said, “‘This Is Not A Drill’ is a groundbreaking new rock roll/cinema extravaganza, played in the round. It’s a stunning indictment of the corporate dystopia in which we all struggle to survive, and a call to action to love, protect and share our precious and precarious home planet.

“The show features a dozen great songs from Pink Floyd’s golden era plus several short stories – lyrics and music, same writer, same heart, same soul, same man. Possibly his last hurray. Wow! My First Tour goodbye! I miss it. I love you, R.”

Meanwhile, Roger, 78, recently defended himself after calling President Joe Biden a “war criminal”.

The highly political rocker hasn’t been shy about debating his decision to include the 79-year-old world leader in a slideshow of ‘war criminals’ on his tours.

The concert opens with the stern statement, “If you’re one of those people, ‘I like Pink Floyd, but I can’t stand Roger’s politics,’ you better get screwed at the bar.”

Waters blasted Biden for “fuelling the fire in Ukraine” amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of the country led by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He told CNN’s Michael Smerconish: “Well, he’s [Biden] fueling the fire in Ukraine, to begin with – this is a huge crime.

“Why does the United States of America not encourage [Volodymyr] Zelensky, the [Ukrainian] president, to negotiate, obviating the need for this horrible, horrible war which kills… We don’t know how many Russians.

Smerconish told Waters he was wrong to blame “the party that was overrun”.

However, Waters insisted that it was NATO and the United States that caused the conflict.

He continued, “Well, any war, when did it start? What you have to do is look at the history, and you can say, “Well, it started that day. You could say it started in 2008 – this war is basically about NATO action and reaction pushing right to the Russian border, which they promised not to do when [Mikhail] Gorbachev negotiated the withdrawal of the USSR from all of Eastern Europe.


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