His last visit to France dates back to 2018. Roger Waters will perform again in France five years later, next year, in May, during a European tour of 40 concerts across 14 countries. The tour, called “This is not a drill” (“it’s not an exercise”, in French, the message that is sent when you really have to take shelter), will therefore stop on 3 and 4 May 2023 at the Accor Arena in Paris, and on May 12 at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille/Villeneuve-d’Ascq.
The organizers, MFM and Sensible Events, reveal that the former bassist and singer of Pink Floyd will offer a show composed of around twenty songs. Including of course the great classics of his former formation, such as “Us & Them”, “Comfortably Numb” or “Wish You Were Here”. But also a few nuggets from his own solo career, such as “Is This The Life We Really Want? “, taken from his solo album of the same name, released in 2017. And even a new song, whose name we already know, “The Bar”.
For the occasion, Waters, who will also sing and play guitar, bass and piano, will be accompanied by veteran British, American and Canadian musicians, some of whom have been with him for a long time: Jonathan Wilson and Dave Kilminster (who has shot with John Wetton or Steven Wilson) on guitar, Jon Carin (who played with Pink Floyd in the 80s and 90s) on keyboards and guitar, Gus Seyffert on bass, Robert Walter on keyboards, Joey Waronker (ex -REM) on drums, and Seamus Blake on saxophone, with Shanay Johnson and Amanda Belair providing backing vocals.
Tickets will go on sale from this Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website, as well as at the usual points of sale.