This Is Not A Drill: Roger Waters announces a North American tour

The Pink Floyd singer and bassist has used the announcement to for change in the “way we organize ourselves as a human race.”

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has announced a 2020 tour of North America, spanning 31 cities, beginning in July and ending in October.

True to Waters’ previous tours, the This Is Not A Drill tour is set to be as politically charged as ever – talking to Rolling Stone, Waters spoke of the motivation behind it: “As the clock ticks faster and faster and faster down to extinction, it seemed like a good thing to make a fuss about it, so that’s why I’m going on the road. To be blunt, we need to change the way we organise ourselves as a human race, or die.”

He also noted the timing of the tour coincides with the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections, calling the tour part of “a global movement by people who are concerned by others to affect the change that is necessary.”

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He adds, “That’s why we’re going on the road. That’s why we speak to each other in pubs. That’s why this conversation should be on everybody’s lips, constantly, the whole time, because it’s super important. So I hope you’ll all come to the shows. This is not a drill.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday (31 January). The full list of dates is as follows:

  • 8 July – Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
  • 10 July – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
  • 14 July – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
  • 17 July – Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
  • 21 July – Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
  • 23 July – Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
  • 25 July – Albany, NY, Times Union Center
  • 28 July – Boston, MA, TD Garden
  • 30 July – Washington, DC, Capitol One Arena
  • 1 August – Cincinnati, OH, Heritage Bank Center
  • 5 August – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 11 August – Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
  • 13 August – Orlando, FL, Amway Center
  • 15 August – Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
  • 18 August – Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
  • 20 August – Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
  • 22 August – Milwaukee, WI, Fiserv Forum
  • 25 August – Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
  • 27 August – Chicago, IL, United Center
  • 29 August – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
  • 2 September – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
  • 4 September – Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
  • 10 September – Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
  • 14 September – Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
  • 16 September – Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
  • 19 September – Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
  • 21 September – Portland, OR, Moda Center
  • 23 September – Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
  • 25 September – San Francisco, CA, Chase Center
  • 30 September – Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • 3 October – Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center

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