Roger Waters has debuted the first trailer from his new concert film Roger Waters Us + Them, which, as recently reported, will be screened in select cinemas around the world on October 2 and 6.
The movie features performances filmed in Amsterdam during the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist’s 2017-2018 Us + Them Tour. On that tour, Waters performed a mix of classic Pink Floyd songs from the 1970s, as well as selections from his 2017 solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want?
The 30-second trailer offers quick glimpses of the dynamic, politically charged concert, which features videos displayed on a massive high-def screen. We hear audio of performances of Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse” and “Us and Them,” and see Roger interacting with the crowd, plus scenes of the enthusiastic audience. We also hear Waters declaring in a voiceover, “All of the love in this room needs to spread over this fragile planet.”
In a statement, Waters says, “US + THEM is not standard rock and roll fare: Some in the audience may ‘yee haaaa!!!’ Which is ok, but many will weep. That is what I hope for.”
“US + THEM is a call to action,” he continues. “Homo Sapiens stand at a crossroads: We can either pool our love, develop our capacity to empathize with others and act collectively for the good of our planet, or we can remain Comfortably Numb, and continue, like blind lemmings, on our current omnicidal death march towards extinction. US + THEM is a vote for love and life.”
Roger Waters’ Us + Them movie was co-directed by Waters and Sean Evans, with whom Rogers also collaborated on his 2014 concert film The Wall. Tickets for screenings are on sale now at RogerWatersUsandThem.com.
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