Roger Waters is no stranger to political protest and conversation. And what a better way to share his message with fans than hitting the road in the months prior to one of the most important elections in United States history.
‘As the clock ticks faster and faster and faster down to extinction, it seemed like a good thing to make a fuss about it, so that’s why I’m going on the road,’ Waters said.
The This Is Not A Drill Tour, a show that will be done in the round, promises to be a loud warning to people about the times we are living in, and how we need to do something about it.
‘To be blunt, we need to change the way we organize ourselves as a human race or die,’ Waters said.
His latest trek will take him to arenas all over the United States and Canada. The tour kicks off July 8 in Pittsburgh and wraps up a month before Election Day on Oct. 3 in Dallas. It is likely that more dates will be announced in the coming months.
Tickets for the tour go on sale on January 31st at 10 a.m. local time.
See the full itinerary below.
07/08 – PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
07/10 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07/14 – Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
07/17 – Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada
07/21 – Videotron Centre, Quebec City, Canada
07/23 – Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
07/25 – Times Union Center, Albany, New York
07/28 – TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
07/30 – Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
08/01 – Heritage Bank Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
08/05 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
08/11 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
08/13 – Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
08/15 – American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
08/18 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
08/20 – State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
08/22 – Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
08/25 – Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
08/27 – United Center, Chicago, Illinois
08/29 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
09/02 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
09/04 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
09/10 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
09/14 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
09/16 – Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada
09/19 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington
09/21 – Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
09/23 – Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
09/25 – Chase Center, San Francisco, California
09/30 – Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
10/03 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
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