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Roger Waters returns with first solo album in 25 years, Is This the Life We Really Want?: Stream/download

Plus, he's expanded his supporting Us + Them Tour

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Photo by Ben Kaye

    Photo by Ben Kaye

    Today, Roger Waters has finally returned with his first new solo album in 25 years, Is This the Life We Really Want?. Apple Music and Spotify subscribers can stream it in full down below.

    The 12-track LP was recorded with Radiohead’s go-to producer, Nigel Godrich, who also contributed sound collages, keyboards, and guitar work to the album. Other collaborators included Atoms For Peace drummer Joey Waronker and Brooklyn indie pop band Lucius.

    (Read: Pink Floyd’s 10 Best Deep Cuts)

    Waters’ return comes at a particularly appropriate time given the current state of political affairs. During live shows, the Pink Floyd co-founder hasn’t been shy about his opinion of the current US president, eviscerating Donald Trump during performances of “Pigs” on more than one occasion. He even approved plans to float pigs in front of Trump Tower.

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    Following suit, Is This the Life We Really Want? is described as “a clearly stated ‘fuck you’ to Donald Trump and anyone who profits from human suffering” by our very own Cap Blackard in their review of the album.

    Is This the Life We Really Want? Artwork:

    Is This the Life We Really Want? Tracklist:
    01. When We Were Young
    02. Déjà Vu
    03. The Last Refugee
    04. Picture That
    05. Broken Bones
    06. Is This the Life We Really Want?
    07. Bird in a Gale
    08. The Most Beautiful Girl
    09. Smell the Roses
    10. Wait for Her
    11. Oceans Apart
    12. Part of Me Died

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    Waters recently kicked off his massive Us + Them North American tour. He recently announced six new dates, including third shows at Chicago’s United Center, Philadelphia’s Well Fargo Center, and Toronto’s Air Canada Center, plus second shows Washington, DC’s Verizon Center and Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, and a new show in Buffalo at KeyBank Center.

    Roger Waters 2017 Tour Dates:
    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
    06/25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
    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 @ AmericanAirlines Arena
    07/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
    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
    07/28 – 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
    08/05 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
    08/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    08/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    08/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    08/13 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    09/07 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
    09/09 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
    09/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
    09/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
    09/15 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
    09/16 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau 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, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
    10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada 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
    10/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

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