Pink Floyd Legend Roger Waters Sets New Date for Cincinnati Stop

Waters' This Is Not A Drill tour is heading to Heritage Bank Arena in 2022

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

Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters has announced a new date for his Cincinnati tour stop.

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 — was slated to come to Heritage Bank Arena on Aug. 1, 2020. COVID had other plans.

Waters will now play Heritage Bank Arena on Aug. 2, 2022. Tickets to the previous 2020 date will be valid for this 2022 stop. 

“This Is Not A Drill is a ground breaking new Rock and Rolll/cinematic extravaganza, performed in the round, it is a stunning indictment of the corporate dystopia in which we all struggle to survive, and a call to action to LOVE, PROTECT and SHARE our precious and precarious planet home," wrote Waters in a statement about the new tour dates. "The show includes a dozen great songs from PINK FLOYD’S GOLDEN ERA along side several new ones, words and music, same writer, same heart, same soul, same man. Could be his last hurrah. Wow! My first farewell tour! Don’t miss it. Love R.”

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In 2019, 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 Roc & Roll more interesting or theatrical or exciting or visual or musical or whatever?'"

Rolling Stone also hared 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.”

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