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Roger Waters says he is more important than The Weeknd and Drake

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Roger Waters says he is more important than The Weeknd and Drake

The ex-Pink Floyd bassist and singer Roger Waters is currently on the road with “This Is Not A Drill” tour in North America and during an interview with The Globe and Mail from Canada, the musician complained about the lack of press coverage of his shows and said that he is far more important that The Weeknd and Drake ever will be. Both musicians mentioned by Waters are are from Canada and extremely popular.

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Roger Waters says he is more important than The Weeknd and Drake:

During the conversation with The Globe and Mail, Roger Waters questioned the interviewer Brad Wheeler, why the newspapers from Toronto didn’t send nobody to review his shows in the town, “What’s interesting about you being here with me now is that none of the newspapers in Toronto sent anybody to review my shows. What I’d like to know, what I’d like you to ponder on, and maybe ask your readers, is if they have any theories as to why that may be?” Roger Waters said.

Wheeler replied, saying he hated to get in the way of a “good conspiracy theory” but that Waters’ concert wasn’t the biggest in town that night and he was assigned to go to The Weeknd’s show to make a review.

Not happy with the answer, Waters replied: “But the Weeknd was cancelled. And my show was for two nights. I have no idea what or who the Weeknd is, because I don’t listen to much music. People have told me he’s a big act. Well, good luck to him. I’ve got nothing against him. Would it not have been possible to review his show one night and my show another night?”

Waters still wasn’t happy with the answer

The interviewer continued saying that sadly the newspaper didn’t make many concert reviews like they used to do in the past and they tried to interview Waters before the shows, but the interview wasn’t granted. So that’s why they were talking only now with him.

Still not happy with the explanation, Waters said it wasn’t personal but he is more important than artists like Drake and The Weeknd will ever be: “Good, I’m glad to hear that, and I look forward to reading this in the pages of your newspaper. I’m not trying to make a personal attack. I’m just saying it seemed odd.”

“And, by the way, with all due respect to the Weeknd or Drake or any of them, I am far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be, however many billions of streams they’ve got. There is stuff going on here that is fundamentally important to all of our lives,” Roger Waters said.

Next Waters tour dates

July

  • 17 QUEBEC CITY, QC @ Videotron Centre | Quebec City, QC
  • 20 ALBANY, NY @ MVP Arena | Albany, NY
  • 23 DETROIT, MI @ Little Caesar’s Arena | Detroit, MI
  • 26 CHICAGO, IL @ United Center | Chicago, IL
  • 28 MILWAUKEE, WI @ Fiserv Forum | Milwaukee, WI
  • 30 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Target Center | Minneapolis, MN

August

  • 2 CINCINNATI, OH @ Heritage Bank Center | Cincinnati, OH
  • 5 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
  • 6 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
  • 10 COLUMBUS, OH @ Nationwide Arena | Columbus, OH
  • 13 BELMONT PARK – LONG ISLAND, NY @ UBS Arena | Belmont
  • 16 WASHINGTON, DC @ Capital One Arena | Washington, DC
  • 18 Aug 2022 RALEIGH, NC @ PNC Arena | RALEIGH, NC
  • 20 ATLANTA, GA @ State Farm Arena | Atlanta, GA
  • 23 MIAMI, FL @ FTX Arena | Miami, FL
  • 25 ORLANDO, FL @ Amway Center | Orlando, FL
  • 27 NASHVILLE, TN @ Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN
  • 30  NEW YORK, NY @ Madison Square Garden | New York, NY
  • 31 NEW YORK, NY @ Madison Square Garden | New York, NY

September

  • 3 KANSAS CITY, MO @ T-Mobile Center | Kansas City, MO
  • 6 DENVER, CO @ Ball Arena | Denver, CO
  • 8  SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena | Salt Lake City,
  • 10 PORTLAND, OR @ Moda Center | Portland, OR
  • 13 EDMONTON, AB @ Rogers Place | Edmonton, AB
  • 15 VANCOUVER, BC @ Rogers Arena | Vancouver, BC
  • 17  TACOMA, WA @ Tacoma Dome | Tacoma, WA
  • 20 SACRAMENTO, CA @ Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, CA
  • 23 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Chase Center | San Francisco, CA
  • 24 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Chase Center | San Francisco, CA
  • 27 LOS ANGELES, CA @ Crypto.com Arena | Los Angeles, CA
  • 28 LOS ANGELES, CA @ Crypto.com Arena | Los Angeles, CA

October

  • 1 LAS VEGAS, NV @ T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, NV
  • 3 GLENDALE, AZ @ Gila River Arena | Glendale, AZ
  • 6 AUSTIN, TX @ Moody Center | Austin, TX
  • 8  DALLAS, TX @ American Airlines Center | Dallas, TX
  • 11 MONTERREY @ Arena Monterrey | Monterrey
  • 14 MEXICO CITY @ Palacio de los Deportes | Mexico City
  • 15 MEXICO CITY @ Palacio de los Deportes | Mexico City

I am a Brazilian journalist, a Classic Rock and Heavy Metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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