Roger Waters is currently on his "Us+Them" Tour in support of his new solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want -- an album that BV's Klaus Kinksi had this to say about: "If this were to end up the final Roger Waters album, it would not only serve as a blazing final word, but with its nods to his past musical exploits, it’d wrap up his recorded career perfectly."
Waters began a two-night stand at LA's Staples Center last night (6/20). We haven't seen the entire setlist for last night's show yet, but the sets have basically been identical night to night. He plays a nice chunk of Is This the Life We Really Want, plus a handful of Pink Floyd classics: "Wish You Were Here," "Another Brick in the Wall," "Money," "Comfortably Numb," and so on. He also continues to have an extravagant visual element to the show, with echoes of the Dark Side of the Moon artwork, the Animals-era flying pig, and lots and lots of anti-Trump imagery. Pictures and videos of night 1 at Staples Center are below.
Waters wraps up his stay in LA tonight (6/21) and then heads to Tacoma. He'll be in the NYC-area for shows on 9/7 at Prudential Center, 9/11 & 9/12 at Barclays Center, and 9/15 & 9/16 at Nassau Coliseum (tickets).
To rewind things half a century, we ranked Pink Floyd's 1967 debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn at #5 on our new 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love list.
In less positive news, Roger Waters has been accused of plagiarizing his new album artwork by Italian artist Emilio Isgrò. Sales of the album are currently blocked in Italy.