Roger Waters has confirmed the dates for his 2020 This Is Not A Drill tour of North America, which will see the former Pink Floyd bassist and songwriter criss-cross the United States and Canada on a 31-date jaunt.
The run of shows will serve as a follow-up to Rogers’ Us + Them tour that ran from 2017–2018, and will wrap up on October 3rd, exactly one month before Election Day in the United States. Waters told Rolling Stone last year when he was plotting this tour that it would “be even more political than Us + Them was — political and humane.”
The Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill tour will feature an all-new performance in the round at arenas across North America, kicking off at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA July 8th.
Waters announced the tour in a three-minute clip that shows him rehearsing “Comfortably Numb”, “Sheep”, and his solo composition, “The Powers That Be”, alongside his band.
“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 says in the clip. “To be blunt, we need to change the way we organize ourselves as a human race or die. 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 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.”
Check out the full tour announcement video from Rolling Stone below.
Roger Waters – This Is Not A Drill – Tour Announcement Video
Tickets for Roger Waters’ This Is Not A Drill tour go on sale o January 31st at 10 a.m. local time via his website. See a full list of tour dates below.
Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill North American Tour Dates
July 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
July 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 14 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 17 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 21 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
July 23 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 25 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
July 28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 30 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena
August 1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
August 5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 11 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
August 13 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
August 15 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
August 18 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 20 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
August 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
August 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
August 27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 29 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
September 2 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 4 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
September 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
September 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
September 16 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
September 19 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
September 21 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
September 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
September 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
September 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 3 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center