21/5/17 – Roger Waters – Déjà Vu / Déjà Vu Live / Smell The Roses / The Last Refugee Video – 2017

Video Of The Day

Song Of The Day

Roger Waters returns next month with his first studio album in 25 years. To get a taste of what it’s like you can listen to three new songs that have been released as either audio (Smell The Roses and Déjà Vu) or video (The Last Refugee) including a live version of Déjà Vu on Stephen Colbert’s TV show.

Water’s social commentary polarizes but I like what I’ve heard so far, it doesn’t sound like a self-indulgent political ramble, it sounds like there’s some songs and some thoughts on the universe, that’s what we want from musicians isn’t it?

The band on the album includes Gus Seyffert on bass, guitar and keyboards, Jonathan Wilson, guitar and keyboards, Joey Waronker, drums, Roger Manning, keyboards, Lee Pardini, keyboards and Lucius, vocals with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor on backing vocals. I imagine most of these people are in the live video below, although I only recognize Jonathan Wilson. I also see Dave Kilminster playing guitar.

The album is produced by Nigel Godrich, he also plays guitar and keyboards on the record. What I don’t understand is how it took him 25 years to make a studio album? His last album was Amused To Death (1992) although his Ça Ira (It’ll Be Fine in French) and subtitled There Is Hope was released in 2005 and had him investigating Opera and the French Revolution. But this is the Waters we know and love or love to hate and one wonders how can a man this opinionated have a quarter of a century between records?

I saw the two previous tours – Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall and wondered then as to why he was doing it, I enjoyed the shows but still wondered why he wasn’t writing? I imagine that the record will be flooded with negativity whilst drawing large enthusiastic crowds on his upcoming 51 date Us And Them North American tour in large venues.

May 26 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
May 28 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
May 30 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
June 1 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
June 3 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
June 4 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
June 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
June 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
June 12 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
June 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
June 16 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
June 20 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
June 21 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
June 24 – Seattle, WA – Tacoma Dome
June 27 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
July 1 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
July 3 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
July 6 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 9 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
July 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
July 13 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
July 16 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
July 18 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
July 20 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
July 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 26 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
July 29 – Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center
August 2 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
August 4 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
August 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
August 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
August 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
September 7 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
September 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
September 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
September 15 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
September 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
September 21 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loand Arena
September 23 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
September 24 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
September 27 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
September 28 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
October 2 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
October 3 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
October 6 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
October 10 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
October 16 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
October 22 – Winnipeg, MT – MTS Center
October 24 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
October 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Waters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is_This_the_Life_We_Really_Want%3F

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/04/roger-waters-premieres-gripping-new-single-smell-the-roses-listen/

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One Response to “21/5/17 – Roger Waters – Déjà Vu / Déjà Vu Live / Smell The Roses / The Last Refugee Video – 2017”

  1. simone May 23, 2017 at 12:18 am #

    Great to hear there is finally some new material and that he has decided to ( recording wise) lay the ghosts of Pink Floyd to rest.

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