The Us + Them tour is named after the Pink Floyd song from Dark Side of the Moon. And, although the show like the latest album is politically charged, it’s also about being hopeful according to Waters.
“There is a huge trolling thing goes on the Facebook page saying, ‘Why can’t you just play the music and leave the politics?’” Waters told the Herald Sun in a recent interview. “Have you not noticed that I have ALWAYS been political in my career? I actually said last night at the end of the show that politics is important. Politics is the way people organise themselves together to try to affect the way governments affect our lives. That’s what politics is and it’s certainly more important than a few old tunes that you think you remember. This is the fundamental stuff of trying to prevent us as a species from hurling ourselves to our deaths.” Continuing, “There is only one of us — we are human beings and we have an absolute responsibility to look after one another. And we don’t. Sadly.”
Along with the Hyde Park date Waters also announced a UK tour in summer 2018, which the BST festival will kick off. You can buy tickets for the BST festival here.
Check out the single “Wait For Her” off Is This The Life We Really Want?, below.