Roger Waters Doesn’t Care That Much if Pink Floyd is Over
In a recent interview with the BBC, [lastfm]Pink Floyd[/lastfm]’s [lastfm]Roger Waters [/lastfm] stated he would not be “unhappy” if the band’s performance at 2005’s Live 8 was the group’s final reunion. Waters will tour later this year, performing the Floydian rock opera “The Wall.”
“It was an extraordinarily moving experience for me,” stated the 66 year old singer songwriter, referring to membership in the legendary rock band.
Waters continued, “if that’s the way we draw a line under Pink Floyd, so be it.”
Roger Waters will tour the album “The Wall” later this year, without the contribution of band mate [lastfm]David Gilmour[/lastfm]. Keyboardist [lastfm]Richard Wright[/lastfm] died in September of 2008, and without Gilmour, Waters does not foresee any further collaborations.
A post on Roger Water’s site titled “Why am I doing the Wall again now” reads:
I recently came across this quote of mine from 22 years ago:
“What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?”
I believe this is still a supremely relevant question.
Waters will begin The Wall Live tour of North America in Toronto, Canada, on 15 September.
European dates will follow, beginning next May.
How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?!