Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters performed a three-part medley on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert ahead of his North American tour.
The six-minute performance included passages from “The Happiest Days of Our Lives,” “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 ”and“ Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 3 ”with his touring band. The performance can be seen below.
Waters’ This Is Not a Drill tour was postponed from 2020 as a result of the pandemic. In a statement, he described the show as “a groundbreaking new rock ‘n’ roll [and] cinematic extravaganza, performed in the round, “adding that” it is a stunning indictment of the corporate dystopia in which we all struggle to survive, and a call to action to love, protect and share our precious and precarious planet home. “
He added that “the show includes a dozen great songs from Pink Floyd’s golden era alongside several new ones – words and music, same writer, same heart, same soul, same man. Could be his last hurrah. Wow! My first farewell tour! Do not miss it. “
Waters once recalled the moment he lost his temper when he discovered that the children’s choir assembled for a US performance of his The Wall show weren’t from an economically suppressed background like his own. “I looked at these kids, and I thought, ‘These are not my kids,'” he said.
“So I found out that they were the children of the executives from the arena who thought it would be fun for their kids to be part of the show. … So I went ape shit and got rid of them all. ‘Find me some proper kids!’ So these kids turned up, and I went, ‘These are more like it. These are my kids, this is my constituency. ‘”
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