New Roger Waters Album, Is This The Life We Really Want?, Set For Global Release Friday, June 2

Roger Waters, the creative power and song writing force behind Pink Floyd, announces his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. The album will be available for pre order tomorrow, April 21 and released globally on Friday, June 2 on Columbia Records.

Additionally, Waters will launch his North American Us + Them Tour in Kansas City, MO on Friday, May 26. The Us + Them Tour runs through October 28, concluding in Vancouver, BC. See full list of dates below.

Roger Waters’ last studio album, 1992’s Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. The long-awaited follow-up, 2017’s Is This The Life We Really Want?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times. Waters’ forthcoming LP serves as a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as Animals and The Wall.

Produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, “From the Basement”), Is This The Life We Really Want? includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.

The physical album release includes a double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket and a 4-panel soft pack CD. All album formats, physical and digital, are available for pre-order starting April 21.

The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want? include: “When We Were Young,” “Déjà vu,” “The Last Refugee,” “Picture That,” “Broken Bones,” “The Life We Really Want,” “A Bird In A Gale,” “The Most Beautiful Girl,” “Smell the Roses,” “Wait For Her,” “Oceans Apart,” and “Part of Me Died.” The lyrics for ‘Wait for Her’ were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her),” by Mahmoud Darwish.

Is This The Life We Really Want? Tracklist

  1. When We Were Young
  2. Déjà Vu
  3. The Last Refugee
  4. Picture That
  5. Broken Bones
  6. Is This The Life We Really Want?
  7. Bird In A Gale
  8. The Most Beautiful Girl
  9. Smell The Roses
  10. Wait For Her
  11. Oceans Apart
  12. Part of Me Died

Roger Waters Us + Them North American Tour 2017
05/26   Kansas City, MO        Sprint Center
05/28   Louisville, KY              KFC Yum! Center
05/30   St. Louis, MO              Scottrade Center
06/01   Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center
06/03   Denver, CO                Pepsi Center
06/04   Denver, CO                Pepsi Center
06/07   San Jose, CA              SAP Center at San Jose
06/10   Oakland, CA               Oracle Arena
06/12   Sacramento, CA         Golden 1 Center
06/14   Phoenix, AZ                Gila River Arena
06/16   Las Vegas, NV            T-Mobile Arena
06/20   Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center
06/21   Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center
06/24   Seattle, WA                 Tacoma Dome
06/27   Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center
07/01   San Antonio, TX          AT&T Center
07/03   Dallas, TX                   American Airlines Center
07/06   Houston, TX                Toyota Center
07/08   New Orleans, LA        Smoothie King Center
07/11   Tampa, FL                  Amalie Arena
07/13   Miami, FL                    American Airlines Arena
07/16   Atlanta, GA                 Infinite Energy Arena
07/18   Greensboro, NC         Greensboro Coliseum
07/20   Columbus, OH            Nationwide Arena
07/22   Chicago, IL                  United Center
07/23   Chicago, IL                  United Center
07/26   St. Paul, MN               Xcel Energy Center
07/29   Milwaukee, WI             Bradley Center
08/02   Detroit, MI                   The Palace of Auburn Hills
08/04   Washington, DC          Verizon Center
08/08   Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center
08/09   Philadelphia, PA          Wells Fargo Center
08/13   Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena
09/07   Newark, NJ                 Prudential Center
09/11   Brooklyn, NY              Barclays Center
09/12   Brooklyn, NY              Barclays Center
09/15   Uniondale, NY             The New Coliseum
09/16   Uniondale, NY             The New Coliseum
09/19   Pittsburgh, PA             PPG Paints Arena
09/21   Cleveland, OH              Quicken Loans Arena
09/23   Albany, NY                  Times Union Center
09/24   Hartford, CT                XL Center
09/27   Boston, MA                 TD Garden
09/28   Boston, MA                 TD Garden
10/02   Toronto, ON                Air Canada Centre
10/03   Toronto, ON                Air Canada Centre
10/06   Quebec City, QC        Videotron Centre
10/07   Quebec City, QC        Videotron Centre
10/10   Ottawa, ONT              Canadian Tire Centre
10/16   Montreal, QC              Bell Centre
10/17   Montreal, QC              Bell Centre
10/22   Winnipeg, MB             MTS Centre
10/24   Edmonton, AB             Rogers Place
10/28   Vancouver, BC           Rogers Arena