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Post-performance report: “Another Brick in the Wall” opera

Posted March 12, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Last night in Montreal, “Floydian Slip” attended the premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall,” a new opera based on Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”

The crowd outside the entrance of Place Des Arts‘ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier theater grew steadily as we approached the 7:30 curtain time. Two or three television camera crews were there reporting on-scene, likely adding to the crowd as passers-by stopped to see what the commotion was.

Roger Waters arrived about 15 minutes before the performance and posed for photos with other production personnel on the red carpet. Inside, Waters sat in the center of the audience, receiving a standing ovation when we was acknowledged from the stage during pre-show announcements.

We enjoyed the show, and imagine other Floyd fans — opera beginners, like us, or otherwise — would, too.

The show runs through March 27.

Rehearsal/preview photos below are by Yves Renaud. ©2017 Yves Renaud.


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Roger Waters teases new album

Posted March 3, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters released another snippet from his new album.

“Is This the Life We Really Want” will hit stores May 19.


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Roger Waters confirms album release date

Posted February 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has confirmed his upcoming album “Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be released on May 19.

He dropped the date in a new interview with Rolling Stone published yesterday.

In the interview he talks about inspiration he’s drawn from the recent presidential election, the new album’s shift away from an earlier radio play concept, and plans for his 2017 tour.

Read the full interview


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Roger Waters reveals new album title

Posted February 16, 2017 by Floydian Slip

“Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be the title of the upcoming album from Roger Waters.

The Pink Floyd co-founder and long-time solo artist revealed the title with a short video clip that includes, presumably, music from the album.

No release date has been announced.


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Audio/Video: Roger Waters teases new album

Posted January 13, 2017 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters posted this brief clip of him playing in the studio with producer Nigel Godrich.

Waters has said he’s working on a new album, which would be his first studio album of new material since “Amused to Death” (1992). (Read “Roger Waters: New album coming in 2016.”)

Godrich, best known as producer of Radiohead, was one of the producers of 2015’s film soundtrack “Roger Waters The Wall.”

Waters begins his 2017 North American tour May 26 in Kansas City, Mo.


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Roger Waters announces 2017 North American tour

Posted October 13, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters has announced a 40-date North American tour coming in 2017.

“Us + Them” is the project recently teased in a 20-second video posted online by Waters.

“We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret,” says Waters. “It’ll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things.

“Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It’ll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

The tour begins May 26 in Kansas City, Mo., and wraps up Oct. 28 in Vancouver, BC.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 21. VIP package sales and Citi presale tickets begin Oct. 17.

Full schedule is available at rogerwaters.com.


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Roger Waters teases new project

Posted October 12, 2016 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has posted a mysterious video on his website. The 20-second clip is apparently a tease for an upcoming project titled “Us + Them.”


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1065

Posted September 12, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters Birthday Special
Born Sept. 6, 1943

  1. 4:30 AM Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad
    The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (Roger Waters) (1984)
  2. 4:33 AM Running Shoes
    The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (Roger Waters) (1984)
  3. Each Small Candle
    In the Flesh (Roger Waters) (2000)
  4. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
    Amused to Death (Roger Waters) (1992)
  5. Brain Damage/Eclipse
    The Dark Side of the Moon (DVD documentary) (Roger Waters) (2003)
  6. Mother
    Roger Waters The Wall (Film soundtrack) (Roger Waters) (2015)
  7. Lost Boys Calling
    The Legend of 1900 (Film soundtrack) (Roger Waters f/Eddie Van Halen) (1999)
  8. The Tide is Turning (After Live Aid)
    Radio K.A.O.S. (Roger Waters) (1987)

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“Floydian Slip” preview #1065

Posted September 6, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1065: It’s a special show devoted to Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters on his 73rd birthday.

We’ll hear Roger solo from: The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S., his recent “Wall” concert film, a 2003 documentary about “Dark Side” and much more.

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 75 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Vintage BBC recording, video released

Posted September 1, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Pink Floyd has released a new video featuring an early performance of “Grantchester Meadows.”

The video includes film of the band’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Rick Wright in a 1970 KQED (San Francisco) performance and new nature footage shot by Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis, set to audio from a BBC performance recorded May 12, 1969.

The song comes from the band’s 1969 album “Ummagumma.”

The video is the first taste of the rarities coming our way when the group releases ‘The Early Years 1965-1972″ boxset Nov. 11.

Read more about the boxset


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