Legendary former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters is coming to Prague later next month as part of his This is Not a Drill tour, and one of his two concerts at O2 Arena will be a little extra special: it will be broadcast live* in cinemas across the world.
On Thursday, May 25, Waters will perform the second of his two Prague concerts at O2 Arena. It will be filmed and broadcast in 1,500 cinemas worldwide through Trafalgar Releasing, though audiences outside of Europe will see it a little later to accommodate differences in time zones.
Cinema tickets to the live broadcast of Waters’ Prague show will be made available from April 25; check the official website for updates.
This is Not a Drill is being billed as Waters’ “first farewell tour,” and includes some of the artist’s most famous collaborations with Pink Floyd as well as solo hits. It’s set to an audiovisual show that includes lights, lasers, and Pink Floyd’s trademark floating pigs.
Featuring a “stunning indictment of the corporate dystopia in which we all struggle to survive,” This is Not a Drill will feature a total of 20 songs, including Pink Floyd hits like Us & Them, Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here, and Is This the Life We Really Want?, along with a new song, The Bar.
Waters will be joined on stage in Prague by musicians Jonathan Wilson, Dave Kilminster, Jon Carin, Gus Seyffert, Robert Walter, Joey Waronker, Shanay Johnson, Amanda Belair and Seamus Blak.
“This Is Not A Drill is a groundbreaking new rock and roll/cinematic extravaganza, performed in the round, 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,” says Waters in a press release for the concert tour.
“The show includes a dozen great songs from PINK FLOYD’S GOLDEN ERA along side several new ones, words and music, same writer, same heart, same soul, same man. Could be the last hurrah. Wow! My first farewell tour! Don’t miss it. Love R.”
The 79-year-old Waters originally planned the This is Not a Drill tour for 2020, but it was repeatedly delayed due to the pandemic. It finally kicked off in the states last year, with European dates through the first half of 2023. The Prague shows will be among the last performed before Waters caps the tour in Manchester on June 10.
One of the most renowned bands of the past century, Pink Floyd’s iconic albums such as Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall still have enduring popularity decades after their release. Waters left the band in the 1980s, but has been relentlessly touring the globe since 1999. He previously performed The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon in Prague.