Roger Waters has drawn some criticism for the anti-#Trump imagery on display at his “US & Them Tour”, including photo-shopped images depicting #Trump in brightly colored lipstick, a Ku Klux Klan hood, as an actual pig, and wearing a dress. In a new interview with CNN, Waters was asked about negative reaction to the tour, especially when he plays shows in conservative-leaning “red” states.
“I find it slightly surprising that anybody could have been listening to my songs for 50 years without understanding,” Waters responded. Asked what he would say to fans looking for an escape from politics, Waters replied, “Go see #KatyPerry or watch the #Kardashians. I don’t care.”
The Us & Them tour is his first such undertaking since his three-year-long The Wall Live venture, which sold-out across the globe and encompassed almost 220 shows, going on to become the highest-grossing tour by any solo artist in history, a record it still holds today.
Taking its title from 1974’s track of the same name from the band’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, the tour promises to highlight Waters’ peerless oeuvre, including that watershed album along with songs from The Wall, Animals and Wish You Were Here, alongside newer material from his most recent album Is This The Life We Really Want?.