Pink Floyd Legend Roger Waters is Coming to Cincinnati This Summer

Waters' This Is Not A Drill tour is slated to come to Heritage Bank Arena in August

click to enlarge Roger Waters - Photo: Eddie Berman (CC by 2.0)
Photo: Eddie Berman (CC by 2.0)
Roger Waters

Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters is coming to Cincinnati this summer.

Waters' This Is Not A Drill tour — in which he and his band will perform "in the round" style, with the stage centered in the middle of the arena — is slated to come to Heritage Bank Arena on Aug. 1.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com.

Last year, Waters talked to Rolling Stone about his plans for the tour.

“It’ll be a new show. It will be no-holds-barred," he said. "My work is to think, ‘Well, how can I make rock & roll more interesting or theatrical or exciting or visual or musical or whatever?'"

Today, Rolling Stone shared video of Waters announcing the tour and rehearsing. As with most of his music and tours, it sounds as if social, environmental and political themes will be a big part of the This Is Not A Drill shows.

“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,” he said.

“To be blunt, we need to change the way we organize ourselves as a human race or die," he continues in the video. "This tour will be part of a global movement by people who are concerned by others to affect the change that is necessary. 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.”


The tour will take place in the lead up to what is sure to be a wildly contentious U.S. presidential election. And given Waters' relentless attacks on our current POTUS on his last tour, if you're pro-Trump, easily offended and think artists should keep their political opinions to themselves, you should probably sit this one out.


Scroll to read more Live Music articles
Join the CityBeat Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.