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Roger Waters co-founded Pink Floyd in the mid-1960s. Under his guidance as lyricist and principal composer, the group made a series of best-selling albums including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Waters conceived The Wall as an album, a show, and a film, and it achieved huge success.
In 1985 Waters left Pink Floyd to pursue a solo career. There followed albums, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio Kaos, and Amused to Death.
Twelve years later, Waters took to the road with his In The Flesh Tour, culminating in the release of a live album and DVD. He briefly reunited with Pink Floyd for an acclaimed performance at the Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park in July 2005. That same year saw the completion, CD/DVD release and premiere of his opera Ça ira. From 2006-2008 Waters toured the globe with The Dark Side of the Moon Live.
In late 2009, he began to contemplate a new staging of The Wall. The Wall Live played a total of 219 dates to 41.1 million people worldwide from 2010-2013 and was the most successful tour ever by a solo artist.
Waters produced, co-directed and co-write ROGER WATERS THE WALL, which was shot during The Wall Live tour. The film had its world debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. ROGER WATERS THE WALL was Waters feature film directorial debut and premiered in cinemas worldwide on 29th September 2015 with CD/DVD release of the movie and soundtrack album later that year.
In May 2017, Waters releases his first new album in 25 years and opens his Us + Them tour of North America & Canada in Kansas City on the 26th May.