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Roger Waters announces shows in Germany and Austria for 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 September 2017
Roger Waters - Us + Them Tour

After 63 sold out shows in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, Roger Waters has announced the first of next year's concerts in Europe. Just revealed are 5 shows in Germany and 1 show in Austria in the early summer of 2018. The 2018 European Us + Them tour will visit Portugal through Russia with shows in 21 other countries.

UPDATE: Here's the full list of countries that the tour will visit: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Watch out for full details of cities and dates following soon.

Here's the dates announced so far:

Dedicated pages for each show on the tour are now live, joining the dates already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. As the rest of the European tour is announced, a page for every concert will be in place: the place to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 September 2017 )
 
Major David Gilmour and Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii features in UK's Prog magazine Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Prog magazine issue 80 - Pink Floyd/David Gilmour Live at Pompeii special

The latest issue of the UK's Prog magazine, which is now on sale, has a feast of Floyd within its pages.

With the impending domestic release of David Gilmour's Live At Pompeii film on DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and CD, and the cinema screenings worldwide of an edit of the performance, Prog have a big cover feature telling the inside story of the original performance and film, which is full of fascinating insights. This is coupled with a nice interview with David discussing his return to Pompeii, his last world tour and discussing getting to work on new material, and suggests that an album and tour aren't out of the question. All in all, the magazine devotes 17 inside pages to the subject, and there are some lovely pictures included.

You can purchase Prog Magazine, either as single issues or as a subscription, in the UK and internationally through this direct link. Prog is also available on iPad, Google Play, Kindle and Nook.

 
Nick Mason, Aubrey Powell interview on BBC Radio tomorrow night Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 17 September 2017

BBC Radio 2 - Johnnie Walker's Long PlayersThe new series of Johnnie Walker's Long Players begins tomorrow night on the UK's BBC Radio 2, at 11pm BST. It's a special episode too - tying in with Radio 2's 50th birthday, they feature a key album and the singles that surrounded it in 1967.

The subject of this 57 minute show is The Piper At The Gates of Dawn; the band's innovative, exciting and acclaimed debut, the start of a road which took the Floyd to sales of more than 200 million (and still counting today) across the world.

Johnnie is joined by former architecture student and founding drummer with the band, Nick Mason, and his friend Aubrey 'Po' Powell, who grew up in Cambridge with David Gilmour and the late Syd Barrett. Po co-founded Hipgnosis (who designed most of the Floyd's album sleeves and photography) and is curator of 'Their Mortal Remains', which chronicles Pink Floyd's entire history at London's V&A Museum (which has just four weeks left before it closes).

BBC Radio 2 can be heard in the UK on FM and DAB radio, digital cable, satellite and Freeview, and in selected countries across Europe. It can also be heard via the BBC website live or by using the iPlayer service on demand. Our thanks to all of you who dropped us a line about this upcoming show.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 September 2017 )
 
Roger Waters guests at Michael Moore Broadway production Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Michael Moore - The Terms of My Surrender; September 2017 with Roger Waters guesting Michael Moore - The Terms of My Surrender; September 2017 with Roger Waters guesting

Documentary film maker Michael Moore is currently doing a run of shows on Broadway in New York. The Terms Of My Surrender is playing at the historic Belasco Theatre, and each show has a different guest, interviewed toward the end of the performance. Last Sunday, September 10th, Roger Waters took the opportunity whilst in town for his shows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to participate in the show (a matinee).

Waters spoke for a good twenty minutes or so (an excerpt is shown below) talking about a number of subjects, particularly Trump and the legislative changes he is attempting to effect, much to the shock of the audience. He also informed a shocked Moore about how his father was killed during the war, at Anzio.

Outside the theatre were a few protesters, and a couple were present in the auditorium; amidst the cheering for Waters were a couple of dissenting boos, which Waters met with his reasoning that he wanted people of all races, religions, political persuasions and such like to have basic human rights, and if you are booing that, you are booing this concept. This seemed to mollify the protesters, who didn't seem that committed to their cause anyway.

Toward the end of the show, things took a slight bizarre turn, with Moore "Dancing With The Starz" - dancing with a female dancer, then calling Waters back on the stage to join in, as a couple of Chippendale style male dancers quickly got down to the briefest of briefs! Waters clearly seemed amused but definitely ill at ease at the situation, managing a small bit of "dad dancing" as they conga'd off the stage. The picture to the right (courtesy of Marie Lopez-Reyes) shows Waters and Moore grooving to the music...

 
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