Roger Waters was in London yesterday and showed his support for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange by performing "Wish You Were Here".
On September 2, Roger Waters spoke and said, "How can we imagine what Julian Assange is living in isolation, or how this child feels in Syria, in Palestine, or in the Rohingya community, reduced to a crumbling explosion in a building? "
He then told an anecdote about one of his friends who was minister at the time of Margaret Thatcher, before performing live the classic "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd, released in 1975 on the album of the same name.
In April, Julian Assange was arrested by plainclothes police and expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He had fled the embassy for the past seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden because of a sexual assault case that had since been dropped.
Roger Waters released last week a new excerpt from his concert film Us + Them.
He then proposed some measures of "Us & Them", from the album "The Dark Side Of The Moon".
Roger Waters has announced this new concert-film based on his recent tour "Us + Them".
Former Pink Floyd had taken this tour for 18 months and until last December, after playing in front of two million people in 150 concerts.
The film will also be called "Us + Them", co-directed by Roger Waters and Sean Evans (who also signed, in 2014, Roger Waters: The Wall). It will be previewed this September 6th.
Composed of videos of four nights at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam in June 2018, the film will also share the beautiful quality of sound and image of the tour.
Screenings will take place in many cinemas in Belgium between October 2nd and 6th, it is now possible to buy your tickets by following this link.
Roger Waters explained, "I'm looking forward to being in October for the launch of the movie," Us + Them "is not a mainstream rock movie, some will have fun and others will cry. I hope "Us + Them" is a call to action Homo sapiens is at a crossroads – we can share our love, develop our ability to empathize with others and act collectively for the good of our planet, where we can stay "Comfortably Numb", and continue, as blind lemmings, our current death march towards extinction. "Us + Them" is a vote for love and life ".
Co-director Sean Evans added, "This is a great movie – an incredible performance delivered with care, emotion and intensity, I did not think it would be possible, but I think we did even better than" The Wall . ""
A first extract of the film with the title "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" had been unveiled the week before.