Roger Waters Tour
The next Roger Waters tour has at last been confirmed, with the announcement coming one day before the start of the second and final weekend of the star-studded Desert Trip featuring the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on the Sunday bill.
There had been speculation throughout the year that a Roger Waters tour announcement was imminent, as fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to his massively successful The Wall Tour, which ran from 2010-13 and hit venues all around the world.
Though the initial set of Roger Waters tour dates for the Us + Them Tour is relatively modest, the performer already told Billboard he plans on tallying about another 200 shows worldwide when all is said and done.
For those curious about what the Pink Floyd co-founder has in store for the 2017 venture, Waters had this to say in the announcement:
"We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret," said Roger Waters. "It'll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It'll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”
The new material he’s referring to will come from a forthcoming album Waters expects to have released by the start of the Us + Them Tour, though it’s not finished yet. For the first weekend of Desert Trip, the Roger Waters setlist was mostly comprised of Pink Floyd songs, including “Us and Them.”
The Roger Waters tour 2017 is set to launch on May 26 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., and will run all the way until Oct. 28 in Vancouver. Many cities will have the honor of hosting two nights of Roger Waters concerts including Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston, and Toronto. View the full list of Roger Waters tour dates below.
Roger Waters Tour Dates 2017
May 26 - Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.
May 28 - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky.
May 30 - Scottrade Center, St. Louis
June 1 - BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
June 3 - Pepsi Center, Denver
June 7 - SAP Center, San Jose
June 12 - Golden 1 Center, Sacramento
June 14 - Gila River Arena, Phoenix
June 16 - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
June 20-21 - Staples Center, Los Angeles
June 24 - Tacoma Dome, Seattle
July 3 - American Airlines Center, Dallas
July 6 - Toyota Center, Houston
July 11 - Amalie Arena, Tampa
July 13 - American Airlines Arena, Miami
July 16 - Infinite Energy Arena, Atlanta
July 18 - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.
July 20 - Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
July 22-23 - United Center, Chicago
July 26 - Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn.
Aug. 2 - Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit
Aug. 4 - Verizon Center, Washington D.C.
Aug. 8-9 - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Sept. 7 - Prudential Center, Newark
Sept. 11-12 - Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Sept. 15 - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.
Sept. 19 - PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
Sept. 27-28 - TD Garden, Boston
Oct. 2-3 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Oct. 6 - Videotron Centre, Quebec City
Oct. 10 - Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa
Oct. 16 - Bell Centre, Montreal
Oct. 24 - Rogers Place, Edmonton
Oct. 28 - Rogers Arena, Vancouver