“This Is Not a Drill” Roger Waters is coming to Albany on July 25th
Roger Waters returns to North America in 2020 with an all-new tour, “This Is Not a Drill” stopping in Albany on July 25 at the Times Union Center. Challenging, thought-provoking, the tour continues Waters’ message of Love and will be for the first time, “In The Round.”
A fair warning to those fans who aren’t a fan of Waters’ politics: the Pink Floyd frontman won’t be holding back on the upcoming jaunt. “[The new tour] will be even more political than ‘Us + Them’ was — political and humane,” Waters told Rolling Stone.
He elaborated further in a video previewing the tour. “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,” Waters explains. “To be blunt, we need to change the way we organize ourselves as a human race or die.”
In fact, Waters specifically timed the tour to take place in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. “This tour will be part of a global movement by people who are concerned by others to affect the change that is necessary,” 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.”
“It will be no-holds-barred,” Waters concludes. “My work is to think, ‘Well, how can I make rock and roll more interesting or theatrical or exciting or visual or musical or whatever?’ That’s what I’ve spent the last 50 years doing, expressing myself.”