Roger Waters Announces Live Cinema Concert Event
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Roger Waters has announced his concert at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on May 25 will be having a live broadcast and cinema event.
The upcoming show is part of Waters’ ongoing This Is Not a Drill tour. Trafalgar Releasing will air the concert in more than 1,500 cinemas across more than 50 countries. Tickets will be available for sale on April 25.
The Pink Floyd co-founder kicked off his This Is Not a Drill tour in July 2022 after two years of delay due to the COVID-19 lockdown. During his shows, Waters opened with a message projected onto the screens above the stage that reads:
“If you don’t agree with Roger’s politics, you might do well to fuck off to the bar right now.”
Various world leaders, including President Joe Biden, whom he once described a “war criminal,” expressed their disapproval of the rocker’s message. Talking about his political statements, the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung asked Waters why he refuses to hold back. He then responded:
“Because I am who I am. If I wasn’t this person who has strong political convictions, I wouldn’t have written The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Amused to Death and all the other stuff.”
While recently, Waters revealed his plans to re-record Pink Floyd’s classic album The Dark Side of the Moon. He wrote on Facebook:
“It’s turned out really great and I’m excited for everyone to hear it.
“It’s not a replacement for the original, which, obviously, is irreplaceable. But it is a way for the 79-year-old man to look back across the intervening 50 years into the eyes of the 29-year-old and say, to quote a poem of mine about my father, ‘We did our best, we kept his trust, our dad would have been proud of us.’ And also it is a way for me to honor a recording that Nick [Mason] and Rick [Wright] and Dave [Gilmour] and I have every right to be very proud of.”