Roger Waters continued the This Is Not A Drill Tour with a stop at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on Thursday.
Having kicked off the tour in Pittsburgh back in July, the Pink Floyd guitarist arrived in Canada after playing shows in Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Denver, CO; Kansas City; and two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Like previous shows of the tour, Waters performed in the round with a stacked backing band featuring Jonathan Wilson (guitar), Robert Walter (keyboards), Jon Carin (keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Gus Seyffert (bass), Seamus Blake (saxophone), and Dave Kilminster (guitar) in addition to backing vocalists Amanda Belair and Shanay Johnson.
Waters and company stuck to the usual This Is Not A Drill setlist furnished with a mix of Pink Floyd classics including “Comfortably Numb”, “Another Brick In The Wall” parts two and three, “Have A Cigar”, and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part VI–IX)”, as well as some newer solo tunes like “The Bar” and a few songs from 2017’s Is This the Life We Really Want?.
Despite taking place in Canada, the show maintained Waters’ usual aggressive rhetoric, with evocative and provocative images and overtly political messages incorporated into the world-class stage production.
Check out a gallery of photos from Roger Waters at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena courtesy of photographer Dave Vann below. The This Is Not A Drill Tour continues tonight, Saturday, September 17th at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. For a full list of upcoming dates and to purchase tickets, head here.
Setlist: Roger Waters | Rogers Arena | Vancouver, BC | 9/15/22
Set One: Comfortably Numb, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall Part 2, Another Brick In The Wall Part 3, The Powers That Be, The Bravery of Being Out of Range, The Bar, Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part VI–IX), Sheep
Set Two: In the Flesh, Run Like Hell, Déjà Vu, Déjà Vu (Reprise), Is This the Life We Really Want?, Money, Us and Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Two Suns in the Sunset, The Bar (Reprise), Outside the Wall