Written by Jack Andrew Cribb
Pink Floyd’s Roger Water’s has responded to the critics of his ‘Us + Them’ tour, which he has used to demonstrate anti-Trump messages and imagery.
Waters says that his latest album was directly influenced by antipathy towards the controversial US president. The tour itself features doctored images of Trump, who is depicted in various ways, from having his body replaced by that of a pig, or without pants, to wearing a Klan hood.
The live shows also feature a giant, drone-controlled pig which flew around a screen, which had the words ‘welcome to the machine’ emblazoned on it.
The tour itself has garnered criticism from Trump supporters, especially when Waters has played in majoritively Republican states. When asked in a recent interview what he would say to fans who wanted to stay well away from politics during one of his shows, he replied “Go see Katy Perry or watch the Kardashians. I don’t care.”
“I find it slightly suprising that anybody could have been listening to my songs for 50 years without understanding” said the musician. It was also revealed that the nature of the tour caused American Express to pull out as a sponsor, which cost $4 million.
Waters’ latest album Is This The Life We Really Want? came out on June 2nd.
You can check out the full interview between waters and CNN below.