Roger Waters Will Still Go To Frankfurt Despite Legal Battle
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Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters will continue to go to Frankfurt, Germany, despite the recent cancellation of his May 28 show.
The rocker’s concerts in Germany were canceled after receiving backlash due to his outspoken political views. He has always been known to speak out his stance about politics and human rights, but because of the statements he shared criticizing the Israeli government’s actions towards Palestine, Waters is facing allegations of antisemitism leading to the cancellation of his shows.
Most recently, the deadline for the city to respond to Waters’s interim injunction had passed. Referring to the Nov. 9, 1938 Nazi attacks on Jews across Germany, Waters said:
“Not that it matters much! We’re coming anyway! Because human rights matter! Because free speech matters!
“We remember Kristallnacht! Like Sophie Scholl our fathers stood with those 3,000 Jewish men, and today we stand with the Palestinians!” Noting a new date, the message ended: “We’re coming to Frankfurt on the 28th of May!”
Following the cancellation of his concerts, comedian Katie Halper started a petition to reverse the decision. Many known artists, including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Brian Eno, Eric Clapton, and former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel, have shown their support for Waters by signing the petition.