Building walls is, according to Roger Waters is not the solution
Building walls is, according to Roger Waters is not the solution. The former Pink Floyd singer and bassist cut this theme to its new Us + Them-tour in 2017.
“Us + Them is about the simple things that I was already forty or fifty years say, but it is now particularly topical because we now have a fool that has nothing else to talk, then of national supremacy and all sorts of things that can be used in order to destroy life as we know it,” says Waters Thursday in an interview with Rolling Stone.
Waters, who some years ago toured with his version of Pink Floyd’s album The Wall, aims with his statements on Donald Trump and his plan for a wall on the border with Mexico. The 73-year-old Waters has during recent performances, which is often strong criticism on the Republican presidential candidate.
The co-founder of Pink Floyd wants people to the hands reaching out to each other and mutual understanding. For that reason hot new tour Us + Them. It is also a reference to the song Us and Them that is on the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of The Moon (1973).
Waters goes into the interview on his new upcoming solo album, on which he collaborates with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. It is Waters’ first since his album Amused to Death, released in 1992. The singer is planning to bring some new songs to be played during the tour.
Waters says on the new album, whose name is not yet known, the story of a disgruntled old Irish man on his grandchildren at the fit. His granddaughter then has a nightmare in which someone all of the children murdered.
The opa sets the girl’s mind and says that no children be killed since The Troubles, a period in the sixties of bloody conflicts between protestants and catholics in Northern Ireland. The grandfather and the granddaughter go on a quest, why in other places children still being murdered.
In addition, the plate according to the Pink Floyd man, especially about love. “I am very much in love, so like all my other albums, it is also about,” said Waters.
The North American (Us + Them-a tour on may 26, 2017 will start in Kansas City.