Roger Waters, the former songwriter for Pink Floyd, went on tour during 2010 and 2013 and performed Pink Floyd’s classic concept album “The Wall” in its entirety for audiences around the world. The tour was a huge success, and Waters performed for around one-and-a-half million people overall. A film was made of the tour, and it will be released in theaters this fall.
Waters originally wrote “The Wall” as a tribute to the soldiers who died in World War Two, including his own father. Its message is just as relevant today as it was in 1979 when the record came out.
“The Wall” is the record that Pink Floyd put out at the height of their popularity, and it was one of their most acclaimed musical efforts. The album that came next, “The Final Cut”, didn’t do as well commercially or in terms of critical acclaim. Ultimately, Rogers left the band to become a solo artist.
Personally, I think that it is a shame that Rogers left Pink Floyd. Sam Tabar recently told Bloomberg that in his opinion, his solo work hasn’t been as good as his Pink Floyd work. Also, Pink Floyd continued on without him, but they definitely need him as a songwriter. It’s too bad that Rogers and the rest of the band couldn’t work out their differences and continue making great albums.