Roger Waters has just announced a 31-city North American tour, performed in the round, dubbed "Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill." The Pink Floyd co-founder hits the road on July 8th playing Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena, with the trek winding down on October 3rd at Dallas' American Airlines Center. Tickets go on sale next Friday (January 31st) at 10:00 am local time.

Waters spoke about the reasons for the tour in a new video announcement, explaining, "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. I, sort of, love playing in a band. It is good fun — I promise you. If I look as if I'm having fun when I'm on the stage, it's 'cayuse I am. We're doing a show in the round. . . it's different to me and I look forward to the challenge."

He went on to say, "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 for 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.”

Roger Waters explained that rebelliousness and independent thinking have always been part of his makeup: ["Yeah, I always have been that way. I spent a lot of time in the education system in England, which by and large was pretty good. But, when I went to my secondary school, which was a grammar school, they were pretty much of the 'sit down, be quiet, shut up and listen' school of education. We had canes and stuff like that, so there was plenty to rebel against — but then I've always been politically active, so when I was a kid I was involved in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and other organizations like that."] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . .  organizations like that)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Roger Waters tour dates (subject to change):

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

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