Roger Waters has continued his series of socially-distant online performances with a rendition of Pink Floyd’s ‘Two Suns In The Sunset’.
The performance is prefaced with the ominous message, “We’re at one hundred seconds to midnight on the doomsday clock. This is the closest the Human Race has ever been to nuclear catastrophe.”
“That we allow Nuclear Weapons to exist in a world controlled by deranged sociopaths is, in itself, a deranged arrangement,” Waters said in the video’s description.‘Two Suns In The Sunset’ is the final track from Pink Floyd’s 1983 record, ‘The Final Cut’. The concept album is the last LP to feature Waters as a band member.
Recently Roger Waters had joined the legions of musicians paying tribute to late Americana legend John Prine.
Waters shared a video of himself performing an acoustic rendition of “Paradise,” which appeared on Prince’s 1971 self-titled debut album.
“My friend John Prine died. This is his song, ‘Paradise,’” Waters captioned the YouTube video. “Miss you, brother.”
John Prine lives in all our hearts. pic.twitter.com/bgn9IeaxPS
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) March 30, 2020
A note from Roger and Victor Jara:This is for the people of Santiago and Quito and Jaffa and Rio and La Paz and New York and Baghdad and Budapest and everywhere else the man means us harm. Love R.Thanks to brother Dr. Pablo López in Chile for the video editing.El derecho de vivirPoeta Ho Chi MinhQue golpea de VietnamA toda la humanidadNingún cañón borraráEl surco de tu arrozalEl derecho de vivir en paz-From my cell in New York CityI can hear the cacerolazosI can smell you PineraAll fucking rats smell the sameYou can shoot out the eyes of the childrenYou were always that fucking insaneBut you’ll never snuff out the flame.-And in Jaffa, and in QuitoIn Bagdad and Delhi and MaineIn Saskatchawan and in RioEnough with this living in chainsThe river that runs through the streetsIs a river of brotherly loveAnd the eagle will be humbled by the dove-So beware Bolsonaro,Giuido and Modi and TrumpThe Cacerolazo is louder than all of your gunsIt’s the beating heart of the peopleAnd the message is perfectly plainOur mother earth will never be for sale-Tío Ho, nuestra canciónEs fuego de puro amorEs palomo palomarOlivo del olivarEs el canto universalCadena que hará triunfarEl derecho de vivir en pazEs el canto universalCadena que hará triunfarEl derecho de vivir en pazEl derecho de vivir en paz
Pubblicato da Roger Waters su Martedì 31 marzo 2020
Meantime, Roger Waters has postponed the North American leg of his upcoming This Is Not a Drill Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The trek, which was scheduled to embark July 8th and timed to conclude a month before Election Day, will instead launch in 2021.
“The bad news is: I’ve had to postpone my tour until next year. Bummer, but if it saves one life, it’s worth it,” Waters said in a statement. “The good news is a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled on March 25, 2020 that Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline Executive order was ILLEGAL and demands an [Environmental Impact Statement]. This is a huge victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribes. Power to the People!!!”
Roger Waters spoke to Rolling Stone‘s Kory Grow. Not only did he reveal that he tried to make peace with David Gilmour a few months back and fell so painfully short that the guitarist won’t even let him promote his new Us + Them tour documentary on Pink Floyd’s social media accounts, but he also said that he’s planning a new tour that will hit American arenas next summer.
“It will be even more political than Us + Them was — political and humane,” Waters said. “We were listening to songs and looking at set lists today. We were talking about, what should we call it? I shouldn’t be giving this away, but I don’t give a shit because it will probably all change, but imagine the iconic helicopter that normally comes before ‘Happiest Days’ and ‘Brick 2’ — that noise that we all know and love — and imagine a megaphone, somebody abused this device before, I know — but, ‘This is not a drill.’ I thought that could be a good title for the show: This Is Not a Drill. The ruling class is killing us.”
Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill tour new dates soon.
July 8: Pittsburgh, PA — PPG Paints Arena
July 10: Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center
July 14: Detroit, MI — Little Caesars Arena
July 17: Toronto, ON — Scotiabank Arena
July 21: Quebec City, QC — Videotron Centre
July 23: *Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
July 25: Albany, NY — Times Union Center
July 28: Boston, MA — TD Garden
July 30: Washington, DC — Capitol One Arena
Aug. 1: Cincinnati, OH — Heritage Bank Center
Aug. 5: New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
Aug. 11: Raleigh, NC — PNC Arena
Aug. 13: Orlando, FL — Amway Center
Aug. 15: Miami, FL — AmericanAirlines Arena
Aug. 18: Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 20: Atlanta, GA — State Farm Arena
Aug. 22: Milwaukee, WI — Fiserv Forum
Aug. 25: Minneapolis, MN — Target Center
Aug. 27: Chicago, IL — United Center
Aug. 29: Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
Sept. 2: Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
Sept. 4: Las Vegas, NV — T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 10: Los Angeles, CA — STAPLES Center
Sept. 14: Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena
Sept. 16: Edmonton, AB — Rogers Place
Sept. 19: Tacoma, WA — Tacoma Dome
Sept. 21: Portland, OR — Moda Center
Sept. 23: Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center
Sept. 25: San Francisco, CA — Chase Center
Sept. 30: Salt Lake City, UT — Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 3: Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
The film is full of images of Trump. Aren’t you tired of seeing his face every night?
I don’t look at him much. But I’m glad it’s in the movie. I like zooming in on his tiny cock (he talks about a montage, ed). I think it’s important to show Trump, he’s a clearly childish man and I’m sure he has a tiny cock. Anyway, it’s stupid to waste your breath talking about him. The problem is that he is now engaged in conspiring to destroy the United States piece by piece.
The footage for the two-hour film was captured during Waters’ four-night stay at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on June 18, 19, 22 and 23 last year and was co-directed by Sean Evans.
Waters said: “I’m so looking forward to the launch of the movie in October. Us + Them is not standard rock’n’roll fare. Some in the audience may ‘yee ha!’ which is OK, but many will weep. That is what I hope for.
“Us + Them is a call to action. Homo sapiens stand at a crossroads – we can either pool our love, develop our capacity to empathise with others and act collectively for the good of our planet, or we can remain Comfortably Numb, and continue, like blind lemmings, on our current omnicidal death march towards extinction.
Some in the audience may ‘yee haaaa!!!’ Which is OK, but many will weep,” Waters says of film that will screen in theaters this fall
Roger Waters has announced a new concert film which was made during his recent ‘Us + Them’ tour.
“Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans… to deliver this creatively pioneering film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love,” a synopsis promises.
Us + Them will be screened in cinemas on October 2 and 6 only, and tickets go on sale next Wednesday (July 17). You can find out more information about the film here.
The ‘Us + Them’ tour quickly became notable for its anti-Donald Trump imagery; the use of which angered some supporters of the President. Waters responded to those critics by saying that they should “go see Katy Perry or watch the Kardashians” if they didn’t want to be confronted by political messages at his shows.
Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music/roger-waters-us-and-them-film-tour-2527010#QZfL2855vVB1jPoV.99
The former Pink Floyd musician concluded the mammoth tour back in December, having performed to over two million people across 150 shows which spanned 18 months
The film will get a global release this fall.
The film of the tour is currently in production and has yet to be named. It will capture moments from several gigs during the tour.
Waters is renowned for live performances that become immersive sensory experiences. “Roger has been the innovator of theater in arena and stadium rock-n-roll since the early ’70s,” said his manager, Mark Fenwick.
“He is legendary for pushing the boundaries of surround sound and visual entertainment with his message of love and humanity through ‘Us + Them.
’” Event cinema specialist Trafalgar has fared well recently with music releases from bands including BTS and Coldplay.
It has worked with Waters before, on the release of “Roger Waters – The Wall” in 2015. “Roger Waters’ contribution to the music landscape is unrivaled,” said Trafalgar CEO Marc Allenby. “His spectacular shows across the world, in the greatest stadiums and arenas, are always poignant, relevant both creatively and as a champion of human rights. It’s a great honor to be collaborating with Roger and his team again.” The film will get a global release this fall.