Roger Waters has released a new track, “Smell The Roses“, which is taken from his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?
You can hear the song below.
The album will be available for pre order today, April 21, and released globally on Friday 2 June on Columbia Records.
Additionally, Waters will launch his North American Us + Them Tour in Kansas City, MO on Friday 26 May. The Us + Them Tour runs until 28 October, concluding in Vancouver, BC. See full list of dates below.
Produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich, Is This The Life We Really Want? includes 12 new songs. The physical album release includes a double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket and a 4-panel soft pack CD. All album formats, physical and digital, are available for pre-order from 21 April.
The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig.
Is This The Life We Really Want? tracklist
When We Were Young
The Last Refugee
Is This The Life We Really Want?
Bird In A Gale
The Most Beautiful Girl
Smell The Roses
Wait For Her
Part of Me Died
The lyrics for “Wait for Her” were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her)” by Mahmoud Darwish.
Meanwhile, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains runs from May 13 – October 1, 2017 at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibition includes more than 350 objects and artefacts on display, many of them never before seen, including hand-written lyrics, musical instruments, letters, original artwork and stage props.
Roger Waters Us + Them North American Tour 2017
May 26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 28 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
May 30 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
June 01 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
June 03 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
June 04 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
June 07 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
June 10 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
June 12 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
June 14 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
June 16 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
June 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
June 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
June 24 Seattle, WA Tacoma Dome
June 27 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
July 01 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
July 03 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 06 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 08 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
July 11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
July 13 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
July 16 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
July 18 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
July 20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
July 22 Chicago, IL United Center
July 23 Chicago, IL United Center
July 26 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
July 29 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
August 02 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
August 04 Washington, DC Verizon Center
August 08 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
August 09 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
August 13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
September 07 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
September 11 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
September 12 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
September 15 Uniondale, NY The New Coliseum
September 16 Uniondale, NY The New Coliseum
September 19 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
September 21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
September 23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
September 24 Hartford, CT XL Center
September 27 Boston, MA TD Garden
September 28 Boston, MA TD Garden
October 02 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
October 03 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
October 06 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
October 07 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
October 10 Ottawa, ONT Canadian Tire Centre
October 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
October 17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
October 22 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
October 24 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
October 28 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
The June 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Summer Of Love, talking to the musicians, promoters and scenesters on both sides of the Atlantic who were there. Plus, we count down the 50 essential songs from the Summer Of Love, from The Seeds to The Smoke, and including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Elsewhere in the issue, we remember Chuck Berry, go on the road with Bob Dylan and there are interview Fleet Foxes, Fairport Convention, Fred Wesley, Jane Birkin and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks’ co-conspirators Angelo Badalamenti and Julee Cruise. Our free CD has been exclusively compiled for us by Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold and includes cuts from Todd Rundgren, Neu!, Van Dyke Parks, The Shaggs, Arthur Russell and Cate Le Bon. Plus there’s Feist, Paul Weller, Perfume Genius, Ray Davies, Joan Shelley, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Johnny Cash, Alice Coltrane, John Martyn and more in our exhaustive reviews section