For many attendees at Desert Trip, Roger Waters’ first set was the highlight of the weekend. Pretty impressive when you have Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones for competition.
Now Roger Waters has announced he’s touring next year, with a date set for Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on Oct. 28 2017.
It’s his first tour since the 2010-2013 tour of The Wall with stops in more than 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
“My plan absolutely is to move on,” Waters tells Billboard. “I’ve got a lot to say, and I’ve got a huge amount of material. I’ve got a whole new record. Obviously I won’t play the whole new record live, but I will definitely be playing some of the music of it. This Desert Trip thing I accepted given the way the weekend was planned, which was sort of Rolling Stones/Beatles/Pink Floyd, and I thought, well, if I’m being given the mantle of Pink Floyd, it behooves me to take a good, strong, long, loving, nostalgic look at the work that David and Rick and Nick and Syd and I did together between 1967 and 1982. I think it’s a great body of work, and I was just happy to use this weekend to tip my hat to them and to that band. But moving on, we’ve got to save the world, man!” he laughs.
Roger Waters’ “Us + Them” 2017 North American tour starts May 26 in Kansas City and wraps Oct. 28 in Vancouver.