PHOTOS: Roger Waters Brings ‘This Is Not A Drill’ Tour to Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena


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Pink Floyd icon Roger Waters is currently out on the road in North America on his This Is Not A Drill tour, a new edition of the outing he originally rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in Spring 2020.

The tour rolled through Southern California this week, with two stops at Crypto.com Arena.

As expected given Waters’ well-documented persona, the tour has a very specific goal, which the artist outlined ahead of the outing:

“This Is Not A Drill is a groundbreaking new rock and roll/cinematic extravaganza, performed in the round, it is a stunning indictment of the corporate dystopia in which we all struggle to survive, and a call to action to LOVE, PROTECT and SHARE our precious and precarious planet home. The show includes a dozen great songs from PINK FLOYD’S GOLDEN ERA alongside several new ones, words and music, same writer, same heart, same soul, same man. Could be his last hurrah. Wow! My first farewell tour! Don’t miss it. Love R.”

In keeping consistent with the statement above, the set list at the Crypto.com Arena adhered to that general idea, heavy on Pink Floyd classics with some Waters solo material peppered in:

Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd song)
The Happiest Days of Our Lives (Pink Floyd song)
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 (Pink Floyd song)
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3 (Pink Floyd song)
The Powers That Be
The Bravery of Being Out of Range
The Bar
Have a Cigar (Pink Floyd song)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd song)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) (Pink Floyd song)
Sheep (Pink Floyd song)

Set 2:
In the Flesh (Pink Floyd song)
Run Like Hell (Pink Floyd song)
Déjà Vu Play
Déjà Vu (Reprise)
Is This the Life We Really Want?
Money (Pink Floyd song)
Us and Them (Pink Floyd song)
Any Colour You Like (Pink Floyd song)
Brain Damage (Pink Floyd song)
Eclipse (Pink Floyd song)
Two Suns in the Sunset (Pink Floyd song)
The Bar (Reprise)
Outside the Wall (Pink Floyd song)

Below, enjoy a gallery of photos from the performance, as taken for Rock Cellar by Jerome Brunet.

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Roger Waters, Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Crypto.com Center, Sept. 27, 2022 (Image: © Jerome Brunet)

Remaining dates on the tour for North America, with additional 2023 European shows coming up (and listed on Waters’ official site):

October 1, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
October 3, 2022* – Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
October 6, 2022* – Austin, TX, Moody Center
October 8, 2022 – Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center



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