Roger Waters Presents Dress Rehearsal For Us + Them Tour

By Scott Bernstein May 22, 2017 7:30 am PDT

Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters officially kicks off his Us + Them Tour on Friday night in Kansas City. On Sunday night, Waters and his band held a dress rehearsal for approximately 1,000 friends, family and contest winners at the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Roger Waters was joined by his band for the tour featuring Lucius vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, saxophonist Ian Ritchie, guitarist Jonathan Wilson, guitarist/bassist Gus Seyffert, guitarist Dave “Killer” Kilminster, keyboardist Drew Erickson, multi-instrumentalist Jon Carin and drummer Joey Waronker. The group focused on some of Pink Floyd’s most beloved material and also threw in four songs from Waters’ soon-to-be-released solo album, Is This The Life We Really Want?.

The performance was a visual spectacle that utilized a slew of video screens and production elements including the return of the giant inflatable pig first used by Pink Floyd. Unflattering images of President Donald Trump were displayed at multiple points with some of his most embarrassing quotes shown during “Pigs (Three Different Ones).”

Roger Waters opened with “Breathe” off Dark Side Of The Moon and then tackled “One Of These Days” off Meddle. “Time,” a reprise of “Breathe” and “Great Gig In The Sky” from Dark Side were followed by a triple dose of Is This The Life We Really Want? in “Deja Vu,” “The Last Refugee” and “Picture That.” The evening’s first set came to a close with “Welcome To The Machine” and “Wish You Were Here” off Wish You Were Here and “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives” and multiple parts of “Another Brick In The Wall” from The Wall.

The second set began with “Dogs” and “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” from Animals ahead of Dark Side Of The Moon’s “Money” and “Us & Them.” Roger and his band only fit one new song into the second set, “Smell The Roses” and ended the closing stanza with Dark Side’s “Brain Damage” > “Eclipse.” Sunday’s encore consisted of “Vera,” “Bring The Boys Back Home” and “Comfortably Numb.”


[Pigs (Three Different Ones) | Captured by markit aneight]

[Comfortably Numb | Captured by markit aneight]

[Vera/Bring The Boys Back Home | Captured by markit aneight]

[Time | Captured by Dan Moran]

[Wish You Were Here | Captured by Dan Moran]

[Breathe | Captured by Dan Moran]


Roger Waters at Meadowlands Arena

Set 1
  • Speak to Me  
  • Breathe  
  • One of These Days  
  • Time  
  • Breathe (Reprise)  
  • The Great Gig in the Sky  
  • Welcome to the Machine  
  • When We Were Young  
  • Déjà Vu
  • The Last Refugee  
  • Picture That  
  • Wish You Were Here  
  • The Happiest Days of Our Lives  
  • Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2  
  • Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3  
Set 2
  • Dogs  
  • Pigs (Three Different Ones)  
  • Money  
  • Us and Them  
  • Smell the Roses  
  • Brain Damage  
  • Eclipse  
  • Vera  
  • Bring the Boys Back Home  
  • Comfortably Numb  

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