Roger Waters Tickets
There are three distinctive phases of Roger Waters’ career - his time with Pink Floyd, his solo career and his life on the road. Pink Floyd’s bassist, lyricist, conceptual leader and lead vocalist, Waters has had an equally successful career as a solo artist. Since 1999, Waters has toured extensively all over the world. Two of his tours stand out – The Dark Side of the Moon Live and The Wall Live. The latter, as of 2017, has become the highest-grossing tour of all time by a solo artist.
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His solo discography includes 4 studio albums. Is This the Life We Really Want?, his latest album, was released in June 2017. He is touring once again and may soon be performing near you.
Waters needs no Education
Waters was born in Surrey, UK, on September 6, 1943. After his father’s death was raised in Cambridge by his mother,. In school, he excelled in sports and was a member of the school’s rugby and cricket teams. Waters, however, detested academics and found the learning environment oppressive. It was here in Cambridge that he met some of the future founding members of Pink Floyd.
Pink Floyd –The Early Years
In 1963, Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright were playing together in a London-based band Sigma 6, which also went by the name, Meggadeaths. Later, a few members of the band left and others joined. The band’s name was also changed several times, initially to Pink Floyd Sound, then the Pink Floyd Blues and finally by 1966, Pink Floyd.
The Pink Floyd Era
Roger Waters, as mentioned above, is one of the founding members of Pink Floyd. He remained with the band till 1985, when due to creative differences, he left the band. Waters would rejoin eighteen years later, after the legal dispute between him and Pink Floyd members had been settled out of court.
Pink Floyd, one of the most famous bands in the history of pop music had sold over 250 million albums worldwide by 2013. While Waters was with the band, Pink Floyd released 12 studio albums, out of which their concept albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, and Wish You Were Here enjoyed immense commercial success as well as critical acclaim. Some of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits were Time, Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb, Hey You, Brain Damage, Us and Them and Have a Cigar.
As a solo artist, Waters has released 4 studio albums, 17 singles, 1 compilation album and 3 live albums. Out of his studio albums, The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking was certified Gold in the US, while Amused to Death has been his most critically acclaimed album. This album had critics compare Waters earlier work with Pink Floyd. Waters himself compared this album with The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon and declared these three albums as the best of his career.
Waters - Is This the Life You Really Want
Waters’ latest album, Is This the Life We Really Want? reached No.11 on the US Billboard 200 and the top of Swedish and Norwegian charts. It is also his first album in 25 years (Amused to Death was released in 1992).
Consequence of Sound, an online magazine, noted that this album is easily the most accessible of Waters' solo work—a distillation in many regards of the anti-fascist, anti-imperialist, anti-greed messages he's been broadcasting since Pink Floyd.
Some of the hit singles included in this album are Smell the Roses, Déjà Vu, Bird in a Gale and Broken Bones.
On July 21, 1990, in Berlin, Waters and other artists of Pink Floyd held one of the largest and most extravagant rock concerts in history. Over 200,000 attended this event.
From June 2006 to June 2008, Waters headlined The Dark Side of the Moon Live tour. A worldwide series of concerts, The Dark Side of the Moon Live tour consisted of 119 concerts.
In September 2010, The Wall Live tour was kick started by Waters, which lasted till September 2013. A total of 219 concerts were performed during this tour, making it the highest-grossing tour of all time by a solo artist.
Roger Waters in 2017
On May 26, 2017, Waters kick started another worldwide series of concerts, titled Us + Them Tour. This tour will have him perform songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest hit albums, namely Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon.
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