Roger Waters Announces 2017 North American Tour
We now know what Roger Waters was up to with the recent cryptic posts on his website. He has a new tour coming next year.
The Roger Waters – Us + Them tour will launch in the U.S. on May 26 in Kansas City and wrap up on Oct. 28 in Vancouver. In between, he'll play more than 40 dates in the States and Canada, including shows in Denver, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and Toronto. You can see the full list of tour dates below.
A press release announcing the tour promises the tour "will showcase highlights from Waters’ groundbreaking body of work." Presumably, the 1973 song that gives the tour its name -- "Us and Them," from Pink Floyd's landmark The Dark Side of the Moon album -- will be one of them.
“We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret,” Waters says. “It’ll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75 percent of it will be old material and 25 percent will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It’ll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”
The press release also notes that Waters' stage show feature a state-of-the-art audio-visual production and quad sound, and hints that the upcoming concerts will include even more spectacular sights and sounds.
This will be Waters' first tour since The Wall Live, which ran from 2010-13. That world tour reached more than four million fans and, according to the press release, "remains the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history."
Waters was part of the Desert Trip classic-rock festival in California last weekend. He returns this weekend for another round.
Tickets for Roger Waters – Us + Them go on sale on Oct. 21; VIP packages and Citi pre-sale tickets start on Oct. 17 (except for the Canadian dates). In addition to the shows listed below, concerts in San Antonio and Winnipeg will be added later. You can find more ticket information at AEG Live's site.
Roger Waters 2017 Tour Dates
May 26 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
May 28 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
May 30 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
June 1 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
June 3 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
June 7 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
June 12 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
June 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Gila River Arena
June 16 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
June 20 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
June 21 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
June 24 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma Dome
July 3 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
July 6 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
July 11 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
July 13 - Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
July 16 - Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Arena
July 18 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
July 20 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
July 22 - Chicago, IL - United Center
July 23 - Chicago, IL - United Center
July 26 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
August 2 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
August 4 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
August 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
August 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
September 7 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
September 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
September 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
September 15 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
September 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
September 27 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
September 28 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
October 2 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
October 3 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
October 6 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Centre
October 10 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
October 16 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
October 24 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
October 28 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
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