Roger Waters Announces “This Is Not A Drill” Tour

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The Press Release:
Roger Waters returns to North America in 2020 with an all-new tour, and for the first time, In The Round. Challenging, thought-provoking, the tour continues Waters’ message of Love.

“It’ll be a new show. It will be no-holds-barred. My work is to think, ‘Well, how can I make rock & roll more interesting or theatrical or exciting or visual or musical or whatever?’ That’s what I’ve spent the last 50 years doing, expressing myself,” said Roger Waters of the upcoming tour in his September 2019 interview with Kory Grow, Rolling Stone.

This Is Not A Drill will play 31 cities across the US and Canada starting in Pittsburgh on July 8, 2020 at the PPG Paints Arena and playing venues not seen on the 2017 Us + Them tour, including New York City, Cincinnati, Raleigh, Orlando, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City.

Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill marks Waters’ return to the US following his extraordinary performances at the 2016 Desert Trip music festival and his worldwide Us + Them tour in 2017 and 2018.

Tickets for Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill North American tour go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 am local time. Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill is promoted by AEG Presents’ Concerts West.

The Tour Dates:
Jul 08: PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 10: Wells Fargo Arena – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 14: Little Caesar’s Arena – Detroit, MI
Jul 17: SCOTIABANK ARENA – Toronto, ON
Jul 21: Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC
Jul 23: BELL CENTRE – Montreal, CAN
Jul 25: Times Union Center – Albany, NY
Jul 28: TD Garden – Boston, MA
Jul 30: Capital One Arena – Washington, DC
Aug 01: Heritage Bank Center – Cincinnati, OH
Aug 05: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Aug 11: PNC Arena – RALEIGH, NC
Aug 13: Amway Center – Orlando, FL
Aug 18: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Aug 20: State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
Aug 22: Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 25: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 27: United Center – Chicago, IL
Aug 29: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Sept 02: Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
Sept 04: T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Sept 10: Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Sept 14: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
Sept 16: Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
Sept 19: Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
Sept 21: Moda Center – Portland, OR
Sept 23: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
Sept 25: Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
Sept 30: Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 03: American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX

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Roger Waters by Ken Pierce (2012)

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: The music of Pink Floyd is a part of my musical upbringing and I am sure that this is the same for you if you were born in a certain era. Sure I was too young to see them “back in the heyday” and I only ever saw Pink Floyd once in concert when they played at Yankee Stadium, but Roger’s powerful melodic creations always resonated with me. While I missed his most recent tours based on scheduling and logistics, I did see him back in 2012 for the purpose of reported (documented HERE if you are interested) and back during his “In The Flesh” Tour which I saw twice. That was an amazing experience and it was released on DVD and CD so I linked to them below for your purchasing pleasure. I am going to do my best to be a part of the show when it comes to Madison Square Garden so let’s see what happens. As I close this announcement up I wonder what you think about the news. Chime in down below with your thoughts and especially if you’ve seen him before in concert at all. See you next time.

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