I really love broadcasting the news about the upcoming tours here on PiercingMetal.com but there are truly some runs that are the binggest of the announced news for the day and such is the case when it comes to the legendary Roger Waters who will be returning to our shores for a lenghy tour in 2017. Check out the full press release, art and dates that I received and then I will return with some closing thoughts.
(Los Angeles, CA – October 13, 2016) Roger Waters will return to North America in 2017 with a pioneering new tour, Us + Them, featuring classic Pink Floyd, some new songs and solo work. The tour runs through the summer of 2017 and is promoted by AEG Live’s Concerts West. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 21, 2016.
Roger Waters – Us + Them will tour the United States and Canada and will showcase highlights from Waters’ groundbreaking body of work. The title is derived from the 1974 track “Us And Them,” from the multi-million selling Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon.
“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.”
Roger Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound. This new tour promises to be no exception, following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, it will inspire crowds with its powerful delivery to take the audience on a musical journey.
Roger Waters – Us + Them marks the artist’s first US return since The Wall Live (2010-2013), his sold-out world tour which was seen by more than 4 million fans globally at 219 shows and remains the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history.
News of the Roger Waters – Us + Them North American tour 2017 follows a triumphant headline performance on Sunday, October 9 at the Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California. Roger Waters will return to Desert Trip for a second headline appearance on the closing day of the multi-weekend festival on Sunday, October 16.
VIP package sales and Citi presale tickets will begin on Monday, October 17. Citi is the official credit card of the Roger Waters – Us + Them 2017 tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for US dates only beginning on Monday, October 17 at 10am local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete Citi presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Friday, October 21, 2016.
For more information about purchasing tickets, please visit RogerWaters.com or aeglive.com.
The Tour Dates:
May-26: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May-28: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
May-30: St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Jun-1: Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Jun-3: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Jun-7: San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
Jun-12: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Jun-14: Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Jun-16: Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Jun-20: Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Jun-21: Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Jun-24: Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Jul-3: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Jul-6: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jul-11: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Jul-13: Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
Jul-16: Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Jul-18: Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
Jul-20: Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Jul-22: Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jul-23: Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jul-26: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug-2: Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug-4: Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Aug-8: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug-9: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sep-7: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Sep-11: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Sep-12: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Sep 15: Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Sep-19: Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Sep-27: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sep-28: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct-2: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre*
Oct-3: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre*
Oct-6: Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre*
Oct-10: Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre*
Oct-16: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre*
Oct-24: Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place*
Oct-28: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena*
San Antonio and Winnipeg shows to be added.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: One of my favorite concert memories is from the time that Roger Waters was doing a couple of shows at Madison Square Garden back in 1999 or so if I am correct. I went with a cool group of friends and we pre-gamed at a favored spot and had a whole section rocking in proper fashion before we headed into the show. There was no opener and while our group was ready to rage for another hour in the pub, the news about an early start found us rushing into the Garden. The show was beyond amazing and powerful and for those who missed it, a concert DVD and CD came out a few years later. I grew up on the music of Pink Floyd and those melodies have remained special since that time. I’ve only saw Floyd once during “The Division Bell” and Waters once more with his new “The Wall” tour at Yankee Stadium and I can only say that if you love these songs you need to be at one of these shows. I love that Brooklyn is getting two nights so I hope to be at one of those. Let me know what you readers think of this new tour in the comments section below. See you next time.
Official Website: http://www.rogerwaters.com