Roger Waters Tour News
The famed Pink Floyd singer, songwriter and bass player Roger Waters is gearing up for a huge fall tour in support of The Wall Live. The 35-concert tour is scheduled to kick off on Sept. 15 in Toronto and wrap up on Dec. 13 in Anaheim, Calif.
Waters helped build "The Wall" in 1979 to describe the growing void between the band and their fans. Though Pink Floyd disbanded for good in 1994, Waters has continued his solo career steadily since then and is celebrating 30 years since The Wall's release with an elaborate visual show including an inflatable wall, high resolution video screens and projectors.
George Roger Waters is best known as Pink Floyd's singer-songwriter and bass. The band Pink Floyd was founded by Waters, Syd Barrett, Richard Wright and Nick Mason in 1965, though Barrett quit the band in 1967 because of mental health issues and was replaced by David Gilmour.
In the 1970s, the relationship between Waters and Gilmour grew strained because of Waters' increased creative control over the band. Pink Floyd's 1983 album "The Final Cut" was the final collaboration between Waters and Gilmour. Every song's writing and composition on the album was credited to Waters. Gilmour provided vocals for only one of the songs and the rest were sung by Waters.
The band was plagued by lawsuits after the departure of Waters in 1986, as he didn't want the band to continue using the name 'Pink Floyd.' Waters claimed that because three of the founding four Pink Floyd band members were no longer with the band, they could not continue the name without him. Eventually, Gilmour was allowed to continue using the band name, though "The Wall" and all of its songs are contributed to Waters.
After leaving Pink Floyd, Waters began a solo career and has released nine solo albums to date.