Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters looks set to be announcing a long-awaited tour of Australia very soon, if social media is to be believed.
The English rock legend recently released his fifth studio album, and first in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?, and it seems as though he might be bringing his phenomenal live show to Australia for the first time since 2012.
In the last few hours, tour promoter Live Nation’s social media accounts have shared a short visual which shows clips of Roger Waters performing live, mixed with visuals from Pink Floyd’s The Wall movie, as well as performances from Roger Waters’ ‘The Wall’ tour.
The clip ends with the cryptic phrase ‘The show must go on’, which is clearly a reference to the famous Pink Floyd song of the same name from the landmark 1979 album The Wall. It then prompts fans to register now, indicating that some sort of official announcement will be made rather shortly.
— Live Nation AUS & NZ (@LiveNationOzNz) August 30, 2017
Of course, one of the more damning pieces of evidence comes from a Facebook event hosted by Live Nation titled ‘Roger Waters: Australia + New Zealand Tour 2018’. The Facebook page was posted over a week ago and seems to have drawn the attention of a number of fans, all of which seem to be hanging out for some official tour dates to be announced.
Recent months have seen Roger Waters come under a little bit of criticism for his behaviour during live shows. Back in June, fans labelled the musician an anti-semite due to some comments he made in regard to boycotting Israel, and in July, he was met with boos and walk outs after relentlessly mocking US President Donald Trump. Here’s hoping that any Aussie tour that does come our way doesn’t result in that level of controversy.
While we have to sit tight and wait for any official confirmation for an Aussie tour and dates, things are looking pretty darn promising. Be sure to check back with us as we keep you updated with any Roger Waters tour announcements.
In the meantime, check out footage of Roger Waters performing the Pink Floyd classic ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ on his ‘The Wall’ concert tour.