Roger Waters to Release New Album, Adds Dates

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(Update Feb. 21): Waters has added eleven dates to his Us + Them tour, described as “performing songs from the albums of Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the MoonThe WallAnimals and Wish You Were Here. Tickets are on sale Feb. 27, except where indicated.” (See updated itinerary below.)

There are no details available as of yet, other than the title—Is This the Life We Really Want?—but it’s now confirmed that 2017 will see a new album from Roger Waters. The Pink Floyd mastermind tweeted this morning:

No release date has yet been announced—only that vague “coming soon”—but with his Us + Them tour set to begin May 26 at Kansas City, Missouri’s Sprint Center, it seems a good bet that Waters will have the new material out by then so that fans can become familiar with it prior to the shows.

Roger Waters at Desert Trip, October 9, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert Trip)

Amazingly, the new release will only be Waters’ fourth solo studio album and his first since 1992’s Amused to Death.

Waters posted a 38-second teaser video on YouTube and his social media pages today. Scroll down to the bottom to watch it.

Related: Read our review of Waters’ first Desert Trip festival show from last October

The title Is This the Life We Really Want? has been kicking around for some time. In the fall of 2015, Waters read a poem of that title on Marc Maron’s podcast WTF. He also read it, accompanied by guitarist GE Smith, sat an intimate gig in Sag Harbor, N.Y. That reading can be seen here:

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

Here’s the teaser for Waters’ upcoming new album…


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  1. Guy Smiley
    #1 Guy Smiley 16 February, 2017, 22:45

    3rd solo album? I count four:

    Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
    Radio KAOS
    Amused to Death
    Is This the Life We Really Want?

    Haven’t really been blown away by solo Rog, but I like a few of the songs. Amused to Death is the best album of the bunch thus far.

    The world NEEDS Roger Waters right now though… Some sanity in the face of so much INsanity. So, I am hopeful this will be good, even great. Hope so!

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