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Us + Them Tour
Tour by Roger Waters
Us Them Tour poster.png
Promotional poster
Associated album Is This the Life We Really Want?
Start date 21 May 2017
End date 9 December 2018
Legs 5
No. of shows 157 total
  • 72 in North America
  • 12 in Oceania
  • 59 in Europe
  • 14 in South America
  • 1 in Central America
Box office US $94.7 million
Website roger-waters.com
Roger Waters concert chronology

The Us + Them Tour is an ongoing concert tour by Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd. The tour will visit the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and countries in Europe and Latin America, showcasing songs from Waters' career with Pink Floyd and from his most recent album as a solo artist, Is This the Life We Really Want? It opened on 26 May 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri[1][2] and is set to end on 9 December 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico.

Background

In mid-October 2016, Waters announced that he would return to North America in 2017 with a pioneering new tour named "Us + Them", stating: "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." The tour is named after the track "Us and Them", from Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon.[1][2] It also got its name from Barack Obama's speech on immigration reforms, saying nationalism shouldn't be established on an "us and them" basis.[3][a]

Tour band

Set list

Based on dress rehearsal at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey on May 21, 2017.[8]

Reception

As of July 2017, the Us + Them Tour, which costs $4 million to produce, has grossed over $25 million in North America and ranks 19th in highest grossing shows in North America so far for the year.[9] The tour has been highly praised for its setlist, which is heavy on songs from Waters' tenure in Pink Floyd, along with its visuals and technology.

Anti-Donald Trump imagery from the tour

One portion of the show features extensive anti-Donald Trump imagery, which led some attendees to boo or even walk out of the show.[10] Waters responded to the anti-Trump critics by saying, "I find it slightly surprising that anybody could have been listening to my songs for 50 years without understanding", and said to those critics if they didn't like what he was doing, "Go see Katy Perry or watch the Kardashians. I don't care." Waters also said that due to his anti-Trump images that he lost sponsors such as American Express, who refused to have their company associated with his shows in the U.S., although they are still sponsoring the tour in Canada, according to Waters.[11]

Waters also was met with some backlash, boycotts and even attempts to cancel his show by some lawmakers[12] in various cities due to his anti-Israel boycott which some felt was anti-semitic. Prior to his performances in Washington, D.C., the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington produced a video criticizing Waters' support of BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement that compares the country's treatment of Palestinians to apartheid.[13]

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Attendance Box office
North America[14][15]
21 May 2017[b] East Rutherford United States Meadowlands Arena N/A N/A
26 May 2017 Kansas City Sprint Center 12,077 / 12,077 $1,412,641
28 May 2017 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 11,760 / 11,760 $1,336,338
30 May 2017 St. Louis Scottrade Center 11,682 / 11,682 $1,083,554
1 June 2017 Tulsa BOK Center 10,031 / 10,031 $1,059,057
3 June 2017 Denver Pepsi Center 22,731 / 22,731 $2,619,769
4 June 2017
7 June 2017 San Jose SAP Center 12,230 / 12,230 $1,977,011
10 June 2017 Oakland Oracle Arena 12,665 / 12,665 $1,708,813
12 June 2017 Sacramento Golden 1 Center 12,980 / 12,980 $1,635,413
14 June 2017 Glendale Gila River Arena 11,682 / 11,682 $1,422,541
16 June 2017 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena 12,601 / 12,601 $1,767,456
20 June 2017 Los Angeles Staples Center 38,003 / 38,003[c] $5,613,448[c]
21 June 2017
24 June 2017 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 18,073 / 18,073 $2,337,871
25 June 2017 Portland Moda Center 11,547 / 11,547 $1,223,572
27 June 2017 Los Angeles Staples Center [c] [c]
1 July 2017 San Antonio AT&T Center 11,170 / 12,000 $1,168,987
3 July 2017 Dallas American Airlines Center 13,002 / 13,002 $1,930,195
6 July 2017 Houston Toyota Center 9,413 / 10,500 $1,296,710
8 July 2017 New Orleans Smoothie King Center 11,397 / 11,397 $1,179,322
11 July 2017 Tampa Amalie Arena 12,750 / 12,750 $1,552,781
13 July 2017 Miami American Airlines Arena 12,742 / 12,742 $1,597,676
16 July 2017 Duluth Infinite Energy Arena 9,458 / 9,458 $1,320,554
18 July 2017 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 12,632 / 12,632 $1,316,674
20 July 2017 Columbus Nationwide Arena 13,198 / 13,198 $1,615,737
22 July 2017 Chicago United Center 32,414 / 36,000[d] $4,162,170[d]
23 July 2017
26 July 2017 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 12,875 / 12,875 $1,755,448
28 July 2017 Chicago United Center [d] [d]
29 July 2017 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center 12,039 / 12,500 $1,298,257
2 August 2017 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 12,138 / 12,138 $1,330,313
4 August 2017 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 20,022 / 22,000 $2,650,410
5 August 2017
8 August 2017 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 34,589 / 36,000 $4,165,354
9 August 2017
11 August 2017
13 August 2017 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 12,515 / 12,515 $1,393,041
7 September 2017 Newark Prudential Center 12,064 / 12,064 $1,810,911
9 September 2017 Buffalo KeyBank Center 10,634 / 13,183 $1,148,574
11 September 2017 Brooklyn Barclays Center 21,018 / 25,048 $2,779,735
12 September 2017
15 September 2017 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 18,137 / 20,765 $2,280,573
16 September 2017
19 September 2017 Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena 10,772 / 12,701 $1,208,751
21 September 2017 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 11,458 / 13,104 $1,275,858
23 September 2017 Albany Times Union Center 11,017 / 11,017 $1,217,536
24 September 2017 Hartford XL Center 7,783 / 10,014 $810,988
27 September 2017 Boston TD Garden 24,094 / 24,094 $3,331,153
28 September 2017
2 October 2017 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 40,061 / 40,061[e] $4,640,310[e]
3 October 2017
6 October 2017 Quebec City Videotron Centre 25,105 / 25,105 $2,966,180
7 October 2017
10 October 2017 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 11,365 / 12,478 $1,148,110
13 October 2017 Toronto Air Canada Centre [e] [e]
16 October 2017 Montreal Bell Centre 34,983 / 38,143 $3,813,280
17 October 2017
19 October 2017
22 October 2017 Winnipeg Bell MTS Place 11,152 / 12,682 $1,182,730
24 October 2017 Edmonton Rogers Place 19,347 / 23,440 $1,973,130
25 October 2017
28 October 2017 Vancouver Rogers Arena 25,520 / 27,312 $2,927,440
29 October 2017
Oceania[17]
24 January 2018 Auckland New Zealand Spark Arena
26 January 2018
30 January 2018 Dunedin Forsyth Barr Stadium
2 February 2018 Sydney Australia Qudos Bank Arena 16,608 / 16,716 $2,145,500
3 February 2018
6 February 2018 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 12,927 / 16,444 $1,476,330
7 February 2018
10 February 2018 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
11 February 2018
13 February 2018 [18]
16 February 2018 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 11,300 / 11,300
20 February 2018 Perth Perth Arena 12,624 / 12,707 $1,546,760
Europe[19]
13 April 2018 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
14 April 2018
17 April 2018 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
18 April 2018
21 April 2018 Bologna Unipol Arena
22 April 2018
24 April 2018
25 April 2018
27 April 2018 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
28 April 2018
2 May 2018 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
4 May 2018 Sofia Bulgaria Arena Armeec
6 May 2018 Zagreb Croatia Arena Zagreb
9 May 2018 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
11 May 2018 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
12 May 2018
14 May 2018 Hamburg Germany Barclaycard Arena 10,652 / 11,696 $1,218,910
16 May 2018 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
20 May 2018 Lisbon Portugal Altice Arena
21 May 2018
24 May 2018 Madrid Spain WiZink Center
25 May 2018
28 May 2018 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 16,942 / 19,000 $2,806,270
29 May 2018
1 June 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena 23,059 / 23,059 $2,483,560
2 June 2018
4 June 2018 Mannheim SAP Arena
8 June 2018 Nanterre France U Arena
9 June 2018
11 June 2018 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
13 June 2018 Munich Olympiahalle
16 June 2018 Lille France Stade Pierre-Mauroy
18 June 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
19 June 2018
22 June 2018
23 June 2018
26 June 2018 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
27 June 2018
29 June 2018 Glasgow United Kingdom SSE Hydro
30 June 2018
2 July 2018 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool 9,103 / 9,192 $1,097,010
3 July 2018 Manchester Manchester Arena 11,478 / 13,697 $1,361,650
6 July 2018[f] London Hyde Park
7 July 2018 Birmingham Arena Birmingham 11,319 / 11,391 $1,358,340
11 July 2018 Lucca Italy Lucca City Walls
14 July 2018 Rome Circus Maximus
3 August 2018 Kraków Poland Tauron Arena Kraków
5 August 2018 Gdańsk Ergo Arena
7 August 2018 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
10 August 2018 Copenhagen Royal Arena
11 August 2018
14 August 2018 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
15 August 2018
18 August 2018 Stockholm Sweden Friends Arena
21 August 2018 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
24 August 2018 Riga Latvia Arēna Rīga
26 August 2018 Kaunas Lithuania Žalgiris Arena
29 August 2018 St. Petersburg Russia SKK Peterburgskiy
31 August 2018 Moscow SK Olimpiyskiy
South America
9 October 2018 São Paulo Brazil Allianz Parque
10 October 2018
13 October 2018 Brasília Estádio Mané Garrincha
17 October 2018 Salvador Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
21 October 2018 Belo Horizonte Mineirão
24 October 2018 Rio de Janeiro Maracanã Stadium
27 October 2018 Curitiba Estádio Couto Pereira
30 October 2018 Porto Alegre Estádio Beira-Rio
3 November 2018 Montevideo Uruguay Estadio Centenario
6 November 2018 La Plata Argentina Estadio Ciudad de La Plata
9 November 2018
14 November 2018 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
17 November 2018 Lima Peru Estadio Monumental "U"[g]
21 November 2018 Bogotá Colombia Estadio El Campín
Central America
24 November 2018 San José Costa Rica Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
North America
28 November 2018 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
29 November 2018
1 December 2018
4 December 2018 Guadalajara VFG Arena
5 December 2018
8 December 2018 Monterrey Monterrey Arena
9 December 2018
Total 788,385 / 828,147
(95.2%)
$89,446,372

Notes

  1. ^ Excerpt from that speech: "...there are few things that are more important to us as a society than who gets to come here and call our country home, who gets the privilege of becoming a citizen of the United States of America. That's a big deal. When we talk about that in the abstract, it's easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of us versus them. And when that happens, a lot of folks forget that most of us used to be them."
  2. ^ Dress rehearsal.[16]
  3. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the Staples Center from 20, 21 & 27 June 2017 respectively.
  4. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the United Center from 22, 23 & 28 July 2017 respectively.
  5. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the Air Canada Centre from 2, 3 & 13 October 2017 respectively.
  6. ^ The concert on 6 July 2018 at Hyde Park in London was part of the British Summer Time.
  7. ^ The show on 17 November 2018 in Lima was originally scheduled in the National Stadium but it was moved to the Monumental Stadium for unknown reasons.

References

  1. ^ a b Hilton, Robin (13 October 2016), "Roger Waters Announces 'Us And Them' Live Tour", npr.org, retrieved 24 October 2016 
  2. ^ a b Cohen, Sandy (13 October 2016), "Roger Waters announces 2017 North American 'Us + Them' tour", washingtonpost.com, retrieved 24 October 2016 
  3. ^ Grow, Kory (February 23, 2017). "Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Fighting Trump With Tour, Album". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.pinkfloydz.com/concerts-tours/roger-waters-us-2018-tour/
  5. ^ http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/09/roger-waters-presents-sound-pink-floyd-provocative/
  6. ^ http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/roger-waters-us-them-tour-returns-to-new-jersey-one-musician-c.html
  7. ^ https://www.pulse-and-spirit.com/konzert-tour-setlist/roger-waters-7-9-2017-newark-prudential-center/
  8. ^ "Roger Waters Setlist at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford". setlist.fm. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Top Grossing Tours of 2017, so far". TheSoundLA. The SoundLA. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  10. ^ Gaca, Anna (July 10, 2017). "Some Pink Floyd Fans in New Orleans Booed Roger Waters For Showing Anti-Trump Images Onstage". Spin.com. Spin. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ Maine, Samantha (August 5, 2017). "Roger Waters tells anti-Trump tour critics to 'go see Katy Perry' instead". NME.com. NME. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ "NY lawmaker: Roger Waters concert violates anti-BDS law". jewishledger. July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is accused of anti-Semitism ahead of D.C. concerts". Washington Post. August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.  More than one of |website= and |work= specified (help)
  14. ^ "Roger Waters – Us + Them". roger-waters.com. October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Box score:
    • "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Roger Waters Presents Dress Rehearsal For Us + Them Tour (by Scott Bernstein)". jambase.com. May 22, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2018. 
  18. ^ http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2018/01/20/roger-waters-adds-extra-show-to-upcoming-australian-tour/
  19. ^ Box score:
    • "Current Boxscore | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018. 
    • "Current Boxscore | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018. 
    • "Current Boxscore | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018. 
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