This Is Not a Drill Tour (2022-2023) Roger Waters

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The “This Is Not a Drill” tour by Roger Waters, originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed to 2022-2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is a significant event in his solo career. This tour is notable for its strong thematic content, impressive stage production, and the inclusion of a mix of Roger Waters’ solo work and Pink Floyd classics. Here’s an overview of the tour:

Initial Planning and COVID-19 Delay

  • Original Schedule: The tour was initially planned to start in 2020.
  • Impact of COVID-19: Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and the ensuing public health concerns and restrictions, the tour was postponed. This decision was in line with the widespread postponement or cancellation of live events around the world as the pandemic unfolded.

Rescheduling and Execution

  • Rescheduled Dates: “This Is Not a Drill” was rescheduled to commence in 2022, extending into 2023.
  • Tour Scope: The tour includes performances across North America, featuring shows in major cities and large venues.

Concept and Themes

  • Thematic Focus: True to Waters’ style, the tour is rich in political and social commentary. The title itself, “This Is Not a Drill,” suggests a sense of urgency and importance regarding the issues addressed during the shows.
  • Content and Messages: Waters has been known to use his platform to address various global issues, including war, social injustice, and human rights. This tour continues in that vein, with Waters explicitly stating that the show is a call to action.

Stage Design and Production

  • Innovative Stage Design: The stage setup for “This Is Not a Drill” is unique, with a 360-degree configuration allowing the audience to surround the stage. This design enhances the immersive experience of the concert.
  • Visuals and Effects: As with previous tours, this one features sophisticated visual effects, including high-definition screens and elaborate lighting, which play a crucial role in conveying the show’s thematic messages.

Musical Aspects

  • Setlist: The setlist includes a mix of Roger Waters’ solo material and Pink Floyd classics, providing a comprehensive look at his musical journey.
  • Performance Quality: Waters is accompanied by a talented band, ensuring high-quality performances of the music.


  • Anticipation and Reception: The tour has generated significant anticipation and interest, partly due to the delay and the promise of a high-impact show both musically and thematically.
  • Critical and Fan Reception: While reviews and fan reactions vary, with some praising the musical excellence and thematic boldness, others have been more focused on the overt political content of the shows.


  • Artistic and Social Statement: This tour is seen as an extension of Waters’ commitment to using his art to make social and political statements, continuing his legacy as an artist who blends music with activism.
  • Engagement with Contemporary Issues: “This Is Not a Drill” shows Waters’ willingness to engage with contemporary issues, using his platform to reach a wide audience.

The “This Is Not a Drill” tour encapsulates Roger Waters’ enduring impact as a musician and a social commentator, blending his iconic music with a strong message about the current state of the world.

This Is Not a Drill Tour Dates (2022-2023) Roger Waters

North American Leg 2023

2022-07-06 : PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
2022-07-08 : Scotiabank Place (Ottawa), Toronto (Ontario), Canada
2022-07-09 : Scotiabank Place (Ottawa), Toronto (Ontario), Canada
2022-07-12 : TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachussets, USA
2022-07-17 : Centre Videotron, Quebec City (Quebec), Canada
2022-07-20 : Times Union Center, Albany (New York), USA
2022-07-23 : Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2022-07-25 : Bell Centre (Montreal), Montreal (Quebec), Canada
2022-07-26 : United Center (Chicago), Chicago, Ilinois, USA
2022-07-28 : Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
2022-07-30 : Target Center, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, USA
2022-08-02 : Heritage Bank Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2022-08-05 : Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2022-08-06 : Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2022-08-10 : Nationwide Arena at Columbus, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2022-08-13 : UBS Arena (Elmont), Elmont, New York, USA
2022-08-16 : Capital One Arena (Washington), Washington, District of Columbia, USA
2022-08-18 : PNC Arena (Raleigh), Raleigh (North Carolina), USA
2022-08-20 : State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2022-08-23 : American Airlines Arena at Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
2022-08-25 : Amway Center, Orlando (Florida), USA
2022-08-27 : Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (Tennessee), USA
2022-08-30 : Madison Square Garden (Manhattan), New York, New York, USA
2022-08-31 : Madison Square Garden (Manhattan), New York, New York, USA
2022-09-03 : Sprint Center (Kansas City), Kansas City, Kansas, USA
2022-09-06 : Pepsi Center (Denver), Denver, Colarado, USA
2022-09-08 : Vivit Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
2022-09-10 : Moda Center at Portland, Portland, Maine, USA
2022-09-13 : Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2022-09-15 : Rogers Arena (Vancouver), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2022-09-17 : Tacoma Dome (Tacoma), Tacoma, Washington, USA
2022-09-20 : Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California, USA
2022-09-23 : Chase Center (San Francisco), San Francisco, California, USA
2022-09-24 : Chase Center (San Francisco), San Francisco, California, USA
2022-09-27 : Staples Center (LA), Los Angeles, California, USA
2022-09-28 : Staples Center (LA), Los Angeles, California, USA
2022-10-01 : T-Mobile Arena at Las Vegas, Las Vegas (Nevada), USA
2022-10-03 : Gila River Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2022-10-06 : Moody Center (Austin), Austin, Texas, USA
2022-10-08 : American Airlines Center (Dallas), Dallas, Texas, USA
2022-10-11 : Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
2022-10-14 : Palacio de los Deportes (MX), Mexico City, Mexico
2022-10-15 : Palacio de los Deportes (MX), Mexico City, Mexico

Roger Waters 2023 Tour Dates

European Leg 2023

2023-03-17 : Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
2023-03-18 : Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
2023-03-21 : Palau Saint Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
2023-03-23 : Wiznik Centre, Madrid, Spain
2023-03-24 : Wiznik Centre, Madrid, Spain
2023-03-27 : Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
2023-03-28 : Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
2023-03-31 : Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
2023-04-01 : Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
2023-04-04 : Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2023-04-06 : Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2023-04-07 : Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2023-04-11 : Telenor, Oslo, Norway
2023-04-12 : Telenor, Oslo, Norway
2023-04-15 : Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
2023-04-17 : Royal Arena Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2023-04-18 : Royal Arena Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2023-04-21 : Unipol Arena (Bologna), Bologna, Italy
2023-04-23 : MVM Dome, Budapest, Hungary
2023-04-25 : Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
2023-04-28 : Unipol Arena (Bologna), Bologna, Italy
2023-04-29 : Unipol Arena (Bologna), Bologna, Italy
2023-05-03 : Accor Arena, Paris, France
2023-05-04 : Accor Arena, Paris, France
2023-05-07 : Barclays Arena (Hamburg), Hamburg, Germany
2023-05-09 : Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
2023-05-12 : Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France
2023-05-14 : Sportpaleis (Belgium), Antwerp, Belgium
2023-05-17 : Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
2023-05-18 : Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
2023-05-21 : Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
2023-05-24 : O2 Arena (Prague), Prague, Czech Republic
2023-05-25 : O2 Arena (Prague), Prague, Czech Republic
2023-05-28 : Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2023-05-31 : Utilita Arena (Birmingham), Birmingham, England
2023-06-02 : Ovo Hydro (Glasgow), Glasgow, Scotland
2023-06-03 : Ovo Hydro (Glasgow), Glasgow, Scotland
2023-06-06 : O2 Arena (London), London, England
2023-06-07 : O2 Arena (London), London, England
2023-06-10 : Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
2023-10-08 : The London Palladium, London, England
2023-10-09 : The London Palladium, London, England

South American Leg 2023

2023-10-24 : Arena BRB, Brasilia, Brazil
2023-10-28 : Estadio Olimpico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2023-11-01 : Estadio Beira Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2023-11-04 : Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil
2023-11-08 : Mineirao Stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2023-11-11 : Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2023-11-12 : Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2023-11-17 : Estadio Centenario, Montediveo, Uruguay
2023-11-21 : River Plate Football Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2023-11-22 : River Plate Football Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2023-11-25 : Estadio Monumental U, Santiago, Chile
2023-11-26 : Estadio Monumental U, Santiago, Chile
2023-11-29 : Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru
2023-12-02 : Estadio Nacional de Costa rica, San Jose (Costa Rica), Costa Rica
2023-12-05 : Colisio Live Bogota, Bogotá, Colombia
2023-12-09 : Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa, Quito, Equador