Roger Waters Shares Snippet of New Music Recorded with Nigel Godrich

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Talk of a new solo album from legendary Pink Floyd songwriter/singer/bassist Roger Waters has been going around for a couple of years now. In his three-year tour of The Wall, one could see a new spark and fire in Waters that only seems to have grown since then. His headlining set at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival opened with the debut of a new song, “Crystal Clear Brooks,” which, in its alignment with Waters’ occasionally divisive but always well-thought-out politics, has seemingly set the tone for the forthcoming record.

While the album, his first since 1992’s Amused to Death, is still very much in the works, excitement seems warranted as Waters is working with famed Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Discussing the work with Rolling Stone back in October, Waters said that he and Godrich have “some really good work in the can,” and that some of the songs were taken from “a long, meandering” radio play he had written that he describes as “part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish.”

Recently, though, Waters took to Instagram posting pictures of himself, along with Godrich, working in the studio—you’ll find those below. The most recent of these was a short video showing Godrich excitedly jamming along as Roger records bass to some music that should definitely make Pink Floyd fans happy.

The upcoming Us+Them Tour will take Waters across most of North America over the course of 2017, and he has promised new material along with plenty of Floyd classics in what promises to be one of the best concert experiences of the year. Find the full list of tour dates, a 1984 interview with Waters from the Paste Cloud, and Waters’ Instagram posts below. Click here to read our feature on Waters’ set at the inaugural Desert Trip Festival last fall.

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Roger Waters Tour Dates:

May
26 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
28 – Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
30 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Scottrade Center

June
01 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
03 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
07 – San Jose, Calif. @ SAP Center at Jan Jose
12 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
14 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
16 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
20 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ STAPLES Center
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ STAPLES Center
24 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome

July
03 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
06 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
11 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
13 – Miami, Fla. @ AmericanAirlines Arena
16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Arena
18 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
20 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
22 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
23 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
26 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center

August
02 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
04 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
08 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Wells Fargo Center
09 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Wells Fargo Center

September
07 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
11 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
12 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
15 – Uniondale, N.Y. @ The New Coliseum
16 – Uniondale, N.Y. @ The New Coliseum
19 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ PPG Paints Arena
27 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
28 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden

October
02 – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
06 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Videotron Centre
07 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Videotron Centre
10 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Canadian Tire Centre
16 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
17 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
24 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place
28 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena

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