Roger Waters, best known as the former bassist for Pink Floyd, is a force unto his own. A diverse and talented artist, Waters has spent his career slapping a bass, penning lyrics, belting out tunes and producing albums. From his Floyd past to his current solo status, Roger Waters tickets continue to be a hot commodity.
Born George Roger Waters in Great Bookham, Surrey, England, the future musical legend attended school in Cambridge with eventual band mate Syd Barrett. In late 1964 the first incarnation of Pink Floyd, then called the Tea Set, recorded its first demo. From 1965 to 84, the English rocker served as the bassist for one of the most widely recognized psychedelic era bands, Pink Floyd. Here Waters made his mark on the scene as a bass player, co-vocalist, songwriter and lyricist as well as occasional rhythm guitarist. Ranging from brutally clangy to verging on free-form jazz, Waters perfected his unique style and sound recognized in timeless capsules like “The Wall,” “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “Animals.”
In his solo career Waters produced three concept albums, one movie soundtrack and several singles. Working with legendary artist such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and David Sanborn, Waters continued his climb into legendary status. The 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall provided Waters with the opportunity to collaborate with more well known names in the music industry, thus staging one of the largest rock concerts of all time.
However successful Waters’ solo career has been it appears that he just couldn’t resist the pull of the classic tunes. In 2006 he launched a tour starting in Europe and ending in North America that drew from the Pink Floyd vaults. Lasting for almost three years, “The Dark Side of the Moon Live Tour” led off with a mix of Pink Floyd classics and Waters’ solo work, ending in the rehashing of “The Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety. During this period Roger Waters tickets flew off the shelves. Waters’ shows always receive sweeping reviews and fans keep getting their minds blown over and over.
Similarly, Waters announced a new tour in 2010, once again going back to his Pink Floyd roots. “The Wall”, arguably Pink Floyd’s most famous album, will be performed from start to finish. No such task could be completed without some serious back up. The band lineup reflects a plethora of talent consisting of Roger Waters on Bass/Vox, Snowy White of Thin Lizzy and Dave Kilminster on guitar and California group Venice on backing vocals. The success Roger Water’s “The Wall” will no doubt reflect that of “The Dark Side of the Moon Live Tour.” Make sure to get your Roger Waters tickets today and be a part of live performance history.