New Roger Waters Album, Is This The Life We Really Want?, Set For Global Release Friday, June 2

MONUMENTAL ROGER WATERS US + THEM NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF FRIDAY, MAY 26

Apr 20, 2017

NEW YORK, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Waters, the creative power and song writing force behind Pink Floyd, announces his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. The album will be available for pre order tomorrow, April 21 and released globally on Friday, June 2 on Columbia Records.  

Additionally, Waters will launch his North American Us + Them Tour in Kansas City, MO on Friday, May 26. The Us + Them Tour runs through October 28, concluding in Vancouver, BC. See full list of dates below.

Roger Waters' last studio album, 1992's Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. The long-awaited follow-up, 2017's Is This The Life We Really Want?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times. Waters' forthcoming LP serves as a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as Animals and The Wall.

Produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, "From the Basement"), Is This The Life We Really Want? includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.

The physical album release includes a double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket and a 4-panel soft pack CD. All album formats, physical and digital, are available for pre-order starting April 21.

The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor

Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want? include: "When We Were Young," "Déjà vu," "The Last Refugee," "Picture That," "Broken Bones," "The Life We Really Want," "A Bird In A Gale," "The Most Beautiful Girl," "Smell the Roses," "Wait For Her," "Oceans Apart," and "Part of Me Died." The lyrics for 'Wait for Her' were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of "Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her)," by Mahmoud Darwish.

Is This The Life We Really Want? Tracklist

  1. When We Were Young
  2. Déjà Vu
  3. The Last Refugee
  4. Picture That
  5. Broken Bones
  6. Is This The Life We Really Want?
  7. Bird In A Gale
  8. The Most Beautiful Girl
  9. Smell The Roses
  10. Wait For Her
  11. Oceans Apart
  12. Part of Me Died

Roger Waters Us + Them North American Tour 2017
05/26   Kansas City, MO        Sprint Center 
05/28   Louisville, KY              KFC Yum! Center 
05/30   St. Louis, MO              Scottrade Center 
06/01   Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center 
06/03   Denver, CO                Pepsi Center 
06/04   Denver, CO                Pepsi Center 
06/07   San Jose, CA              SAP Center at San Jose 
06/10   Oakland, CA               Oracle Arena 
06/12   Sacramento, CA         Golden 1 Center 
06/14   Phoenix, AZ                Gila River Arena 
06/16   Las Vegas, NV            T-Mobile Arena 
06/20   Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center 
06/21   Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center 
06/24   Seattle, WA                 Tacoma Dome 
06/27   Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center
07/01   San Antonio, TX          AT&T Center 
07/03   Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Center 
07/06   Houston, TX                Toyota Center 
07/08   New Orleans, LA        Smoothie King Center
07/11   Tampa, FL                  Amalie Arena 
07/13   Miami, FL                    American Airlines Arena 
07/16   Atlanta, GA                 Infinite Energy Arena 
07/18   Greensboro, NC         Greensboro Coliseum 
07/20   Columbus, OH            Nationwide Arena 
07/22   Chicago, IL                  United Center 
07/23   Chicago, IL                  United Center 
07/26   St. Paul, MN               Xcel Energy Center 
07/29   Milwaukee, WI             Bradley Center 
08/02   Detroit, MI                   The Palace of Auburn Hills 
08/04   Washington, DC          Verizon Center 
08/08   Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center 
08/09   Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center 
08/13   Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena 
09/07   Newark, NJ                 Prudential Center 
09/11   Brooklyn, NY              Barclays Center 
09/12   Brooklyn, NY              Barclays Center 
09/15   Uniondale, NY             The New Coliseum 
09/16   Uniondale, NY             The New Coliseum 
09/19   Pittsburgh, PA             PPG Paints Arena 
09/21   Cleveland, OH              Quicken Loans Arena 
09/23   Albany, NY                  Times Union Center 
09/24   Hartford, CT                XL Center 
09/27   Boston, MA                 TD Garden 
09/28   Boston, MA                 TD Garden 
10/02   Toronto, ON                Air Canada Centre 
10/03   Toronto, ON                Air Canada Centre 
10/06   Quebec City, QC        Videotron Centre 
10/07   Quebec City, QC        Videotron Centre 
10/10   Ottawa, ONT              Canadian Tire Centre 
10/16   Montreal, QC              Bell Centre 
10/17   Montreal, QC              Bell Centre 
10/22   Winnipeg, MB             MTS Centre 
10/24   Edmonton, AB             Rogers Place 
10/28   Vancouver, BC           Rogers Arena 

RogerWaters.com
ColumbiaRecords.com

 

SOURCE Columbia Records

For further information: Fran DeFeo - Fran DeFeo PR, Frandefeopr@gmail.com; Kim Harris - Columbia Records, Kimberly.Harris@sonymusic.com


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