Roger Waters coming to Prague in 2018

The Us + Them tour features hits from classic Pink Floyd albums plus some new songs

Update 17.10.2017: Due to great interest from fans, a second show of the Us + Them tour by Roger Waters has been added at O2 Arena on April 28, 2018. Tickets go on sale Oct. 18 at 9 am.

Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters will be bringing his Us + Them tour to Europe, and Prague will be the third city on that leg. The show will be at O2 Arena on April 27, 2018. Presale for Live Nation club members starts Oct. 4 at 10 am; sales to the general public start Oct. 6 at 10 am.

The show features songs from the classic Pink Floyd albums The Dark Side of The Moon, The Wall, Animals and Wish You Were Here plus new songs from Waters' album Is This the Life We Really Want? The album came out in June to generally positive reviews, with many critics saying it had classic Pink Floyd elements.

The average setlist during the North American leg of the tour had 23 songs counting the encore.

Hits include “Welcome to the Machine,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Money” and “Us and Them,” plus a large dose of songs from The Wall including “Comfortably Numb.”

Fans of older material will be pleased to hear “One of These Days,” a psychedelic song from Meddle.

The tour has garnered positive reviews, but also some criticism in the US for its use of unflattering images of President Donald Trump during the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones).” It remains to be seen if that will continue to be used in the European leg, or if European politicians will be substituted.

Waters has been quoted as saying critics who disapproved of his use of his show to make a political statement should “go see Katy Perry or watch the Kardashians” instead.

Like Waters' previous tour performing The Wall, the Us + Them tour is a very lavish production with large-scale visual effects. It reportedly cost $4 million to produce. The band has 11 touring members.

“Roger Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of- the-art audiovisual production and breathtaking quad sound. This new tour promises to be no exception, following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, it will inspire crowds with its powerful delivery to take the audience on a musical journey,” Waters' website stated before the tour began.

The name of the show refers to a song from the album The Dark Side of the Moon, and also to a speech by Barack Obama about the dangers of “us and them” style nationalism.

The 2018 European leg of the Us + Them tour will start in Portugal and go through Russia, with shows in 23 countries — Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. More dates will be announced soon.

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