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Title: Roger Waters and Pink Floyd
Post by: Mac on January 20, 2012, 08:11:41 am

Roger Waters spoke candidly about Pink Floyd during his recent appearance on Howard Stern's radio show, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. When asked about parting ways with David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the late Rick Wright in the mid-'80s, he explained: "It was character forming." When Stern pressed him and asked if the band was wrong to regroup and perform Floyd material on the road without him, Waters -- who viciously battled Gilmour and Mason in court over the group's name -- admitted: "No I don't think so. I think I was wrong to think they were wrong."

Waters, who'll be back in North America this spring in yet another leg behind his live revival of The Wall, explained that the band seemed to all be on the same page until their first whiff of across-the-board success: "1973, The Dark Side Of The Moon was the first time we made any cash. We were reasonably generous with one another at that time. I think once you've achieved that measure of success, you've really done what it was that you set out to do together. From then on it was really about clinging to the trademark in a kind of frightened way, not wanting to lose the umbrella with the words Pink and Floyd together."

Roger Waters told us that the seeds to The Wall revival actually were inspired by another classic Floyd album from the '70s: "Well, I very much enjoyed The Dark Side Of The Moon tour I did in '07/'08, maybe because I included the whole of Dark Side Of The Moon in the last tour that I did, it put it in the minds of a lot of people around me: 'Why don't you do The Wall?' And I started to think about it, and I recovered from the last tour and I got the feeling that I had at least one more (tour) left in me."

Roger Waters North American tour dates (subject to change):

May 1 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
May 3 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
May 5 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
May 7 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
May 11 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park
May 13 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
May 15 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
May 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena
May 22 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
May 24 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena At Seattle Center
May 26 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place
May 28, 29 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
May 31 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
June 1 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
June 3 - Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
June 5 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
June 6 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
June 8 - Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
June 10 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
June 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
June 13 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 15 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
June 16 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
June 19 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 21 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
June 23 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre
June 25 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
June 26 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
June 28 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
June 29 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
July 1 - Boston, MA - TBA
July 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
July 6 - Bronx, NY - Yankee Stadium
July 9 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
July 10 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
July 12 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
July 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park

How the f uck does St. Louis, a great music town constantly get passed up by these groups  >:(
Title: Re: Roger Waters and Pink Floyd
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 20, 2012, 03:10:02 pm
Is there a link to the interview itself? Would love to listen to it for sure.
Title: Re: Roger Waters and Pink Floyd
Post by: Mac on January 21, 2012, 07:08:58 am
Sorry, can't recall where I picked this up from. If I run across it again, I'll post.
Title: Re: Roger Waters and Pink Floyd
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 08, 2012, 11:22:00 am
Roger Waters Tour Scales 'The Wall' for Stadiums
Title: Re: Roger Waters and Pink Floyd
Post by: Mac on June 08, 2012, 12:31:23 pm
Good gawd, that is freakin awesome