Roger Waters took his “This Is Not a Drill” tour to Canada earlier this month, the place he apparently didn’t obtain the love and a focus he felt he deserved. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, the 78-year-old Pink Floyd bassist took intention at Canadian superstars The Weeknd and Drake, asserting that he’s “far, far, much more necessary than any of them will ever be.”
Waters’ ego was bruised as a result of no Canadian newspapers reviewed his two concert events in Toronto on July eighth and ninth. When he requested The Globe and Mail reporter Brad Wheeler concerning the perceived snub, Wheeler defined that The Weeknd — a way more common act than Waters this present day — was scheduled to carry out on the identical night time, and Wheeler was assigned to evaluation his present as a substitute.
“I do not know what or who the Weeknd is, as a result of I don’t hearken to a lot music,” Waters responded. “Individuals have informed me he’s an enormous act. Nicely, good luck to him. I’ve obtained nothing towards him. Would it not not have been potential to evaluation his present one night time and my present one other night time?”
The famously humble musician clarified: “I’m not attempting to make a private assault. I’m simply saying it appeared odd. And, by the way in which, with all due respect to the Weeknd or Drake or any of them, I’m far, far, much more necessary than any of them will ever be, nonetheless many billions of streams they’ve obtained. There’s stuff occurring right here that’s essentially necessary to all of our lives.”
Learn Waters’ full (awkward, combative) interview with The Globe and Mail right here, then revisit our recap of his “This Is Not a Drill” kickoff present. His tour continues via October, and remaining tickets can be found by way of Ticketmaster.
In the meantime, The Weeknd’s “After Hours Til Daybreak” tour continues via September (purchase tickets right here), and Drake’s October World Weekend occasion with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and extra is on sale now.