Legendary rock musician Roger Waters, the co-founder and creative force behind Pink Floyd, has announced a series of UK dates for his 2023 farewell tour. The tour, which will span several months, will be a celebration of Waters’ storied career in music and his contributions to Pink Floyd’s iconic sound. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting event.
On May 8, 2023, Roger Waters made a surprise announcement on his official website and social media pages, revealing that he would be embarking on a farewell tour in the UK. The tour, titled “This Is Not a Drill,” will feature a mix of Waters’ solo material and classic Pink Floyd tracks, as well as new songs that he has been working on.
The Tour Dates
The “This Is Not a Drill” tour will kick off on June 1, 2023, at the Manchester Arena, and will conclude on September 17, 2023, at London’s O2 Arena. In between, Waters will be performing in major cities across the UK, including Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, and Leeds.
Waters’ farewell tour promises to be a visual and sonic spectacle, with a production that will feature state-of-the-art sound and lighting, as well as stunning visuals and special effects. The stage design will be based on Waters’ creative vision, and will incorporate elements from Pink Floyd’s most famous shows, such as “The Wall” and “Dark Side of the Moon.”
Roger Waters’ contribution to rock music is immeasurable, and his impact on Pink Floyd’s sound and legacy is undeniable. From writing some of the band’s most iconic songs, such as “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Wish You Were Here,” to creating groundbreaking albums like “The Wall” and “Animals,” Waters’ influence on the genre is imprinted in rock history. His farewell tour will be a celebration of his illustrious career and a fitting tribute to his musical legacy.
For fans of Pink Floyd and Roger Waters’ solo work, this tour is a must-see event. With tickets already selling fast, fans are urged to secure their seats early to avoid disappointment. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual listener, the “This Is Not a Drill” tour promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Roger Waters’ farewell tour is a momentous occasion for music fans, marking the end of an era and celebrating the career of one of rock’s most influential figures. With a spectacular production, a mix of classic and new material, and an iconic stage design, the “This Is Not a Drill” tour promises to be a fitting tribute to Waters’ remarkable career. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness rock history in the making.