Roger Waters kicked off his “This Is Not A Drill” tour last night (July 6) in Pittsburgh, and before the show, Waters opened with a message for the audience that may upset some.

In the fan-shot video below, Waters addresses the crowd in a pre-recorded message that also shows up closed-captioned style on his massive stage screen. His message is as follows:

“Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. The show is about to begin. Before it does, two public announcements: Firstly, out of consideration for your fellow patrons, please turn off your cell phones. And secondly, if you’re one of those ‘I love Pink Floyd, but I can’t stand Roger’s politics’ people, you might do well to f— off to the bar right now. Thank you. Please sit back and enjoy the show.”

While the cell phone part was greeted by boos, the politics part received a lot of cheers in the video below.

The next stop on the “This Is Not A Drill” tour is tomorrow (July 8) in Toronto. A full list of tour dates can be found at RogerWaters.com.

(WARNING: NSFW language ahead.)


    Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.