Published Jan 23, 2020Following up the massive "Us + Them" tour, Pink Floyd hero Roger Waters is taking a whole new live show across North America. Called "This Is Not a Drill," the tour kicks off this summer, and it will indeed be coming to Canada.
Starting in July, the tour will include several Canadian dates, including Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton. On top of that, Waters will play many more stops down in the U.S.
See the full schedule below. Tickets for the tour go on sale on January 31st at 10 a.m. local time.
UPDATE (2/25, 12 p.m. EST): Waters has now added a second show in Toronto, as well as second dates in Philadelphia and San Francisco. You can see his updated schedule below.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Waters explained the following of the upcoming tour:
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. To be blunt, we need to change the way we organize ourselves as a human race or die. This tour will be part of a global movement by people who are concerned by others to affect the change that is necessary. That's why we're going on the road. That's why speak to each other in pubs. That's why this conversation should be on everybody's lips, constantly, the whole time, because it's super important. So I hope you'll all come to the shows. This is not a drill.
As for the actual musical content of the tour, Waters explained: "It'll be a new show. It will be no-holds-barred. My work is to think, 'Well, how can I make rock'n'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."
07/08 Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
07/10 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
07/11 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
07/14 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
07/17 Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
07/18 Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
07/21 Quebec City, QC - Videotron Centre
07/23 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
07/25 Albany, NY - Times Union Center
07/28 Boston, MA - TD Garden
07/30 Washington, DC - Capitol One Arena
08/01 Cincinnati, OH - Heritage Bank Center
08/05 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
08/11 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
08/13 Orlando, FL - Amway Center
08/15 Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
08/18 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
08/20 Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
08/22 Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum
08/25 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
08/27 Chicago, IL - United Center
08/29 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
09/02 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
09/04 Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
09/10 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
09/14 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
09/16 Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
09/19 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
09/21 Portland, OR - Moda Center
09/23 Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
09/25 San Francisco, CA - Chase Center
09/26 San Francisco, CA - Chase Center
09/30 Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/03 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center