Pink Floyd cancels Poland shows over war comments

Roger Waters performs at the United Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Chicago. (Photo: Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

Polish media claimed on Saturday that Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters canceled gigs in Poland due to uproar over his stance on Russia's war against Ukraine.

A representative from Krakow's Tauron Arena, where Waters was set to perform two concerts in April, confirmed that they would no longer take place.

"Roger Waters' manager has decided to withdraw... without providing a reason," Lukasz Pytko of Tauron Arena Krakow stated in comments reported by Polish media sites on Saturday.

The webpage for Waters' "This Is Not a Drill" concert tour did not include the April 21-22 Krakow performances.

Next week, Krakow city councilors were due to vote on a resolution to declare Waters a persona non grata, citing their "indignation" at the musician's stance on the Ukraine conflict.

Early this month, Waters penned an open letter to Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, in which he accused "extreme nationalists" in Ukraine for "setting your country on the path to this disastrous war." He also slammed the West for arming Ukraine, singling out Washington for criticism.

Additionally, Waters has slammed NATO, accusing it of provocating Russia.

Publish : 2022-09-25 14:09:00

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