Roger Waters Releases New Studio Footage From Next Album

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Screen cap from the clip released on March 3, 2017

Roger Waters has perfected the fine art of the tease. He’s been sharing some breadcrumbs every few weeks about his upcoming album, Is This the Life We Really Want, revealing some instrumental passages, as well as adding dates to his now-extensive Us + Them tour.

Today (Mar. 20), Waters shared roughly 45-seconds of music from the upcoming album. The instrumental passage–just Waters on guitar–has a bit of “Wish You Were Here” feel to it. (Watch the clip below.)

On March 3, Waters had offered a bit of the album’s recording process–well, 32 seconds worth anyway–as well as its release date. (It’s coming May 19.)

Amazingly, the new release will only be Waters’ fourth solo studio album and his first since 1992’s Amused to Death. The album is not yet available for pre-order.

On February 16, he tweeted a brief clip of some of the album’s instrumentation and a vague “Coming Soon”…

Watch the 32 seconds revealed on March 3 of Is This the Life We Really Want

The tour is described as “performing songs from the albums of Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the MoonThe WallAnimals and Wish You Were Here. On February 21, Waters wrote: “We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret. It’ll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It’ll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

Related: Our review of Waters’ performance at Desert Trip in October 2016

Us + Them Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here.)

May 26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 28 Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
May 30 St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
June 1 Tulsa, OK, OK Center
June 3 Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
June 4 Denver, CO, Pepsi Center*
June 7 San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
June 10 Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena*
June 12 Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
June 14 Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
June 16 Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
June 20 Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
June 21 Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
June 24 Seattle, WA, Tacoma Dome
June 27 Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center* (On sale March 13)
July 1 San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center*
July 3 Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
July 6 Houston, TX, Toyota Center
July 8 New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center* (On sale March 6)
July 11 Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
July 13 Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
July 16 Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
July 18 Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
July 20 Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
July 22 Chicago, IL, United Center
July 23 Chicago, IL, United Center
July 26 St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
July 29 Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center*
Aug 2 Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug 4 Washington, DC, Verizon Center
Aug 8 Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
Aug 9 Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
Aug 13 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena*
Sep 7 Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
Sep 11 Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
Sep 12 Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
Sep 15 Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum
Sep 16 Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum
Sep 19 Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
Sep 21 Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena*
Sep 23 Albany, NY, Times Union Center*
Sep 24 Hartford, CT, XL Center*
Sep 27 Boston, MA, TD Garden
Sep 28 Boston, MA, TD Garden
Oct 2 Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
Oct 3 Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
Oct 6 Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
Oct 7 Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
Oct 10 Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
Oct 16 Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
Oct 17 Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
Oct 22 Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre*
Oct 24 Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
Oct 28 Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena

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