Roger Waters is confirmed to perform at California’s Desert Trip Festival in October, along with Bob Dylan, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Neil Young. See more details about the new music festival.
Pink Floyd fans are likely to have a lot to look forward to in the next year. Following David Gilmour’s July statement of a brand new record and tour this fall to launch, bassist Roger Waters is making noise about doing the same in 2016.
In an Aug. 2 interview with Israeli paper Haaretz, Waters made it clear that he intends to head out on the road for another international concert enterprise sometime next year. At the time of the interview’s publication, no Roger Waters tour dates have been set in stone for 2016. If the trek turns out to be anything like his 2010-2013 The Wall Tour there should be lots of opportunities to see Roger Waters live. Held over three years, that last tour boasted more than 200 concerts over six legs, with nearly half of its shows in North America.
Details of Waters’ new album are also pending, but as the Haaretz interview notes, “everything Waters has composed in the last few years has a political, largely antiwar, aspect to it.” Waters has not released a new rock album since 1992 as it stands. His last attempt, 2005’s “Ca Ira,” was an opera.
A recent Roger Waters concert–part of Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival–did feature the performance of one new tune, “Crystal Clear.” Seemingly it also marked the very first time that Waters has performed piano during a live show.
While expecting confirmation of Roger Waters’ tour program for 2016, his fans can anticipate his coming concert film and documentary. Starting this autumn, fans will be able to get a second-hand glimpse of the star’s most recent, enormous enterprise that is live. The movie, appropriately titled “Roger Waters: The Wall,” will make its global premiere on Sept. 29, following its 2014 premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Check out a preview for the movie below: