Roger Waters performs a pair of ‘The Wall’ classics on ‘Colbert’

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Roger Waters ran through a medley of classic Pink Floyd songs The walldelivering “The Happiest Days of Our Lives” and “Another Brick in the Wall Pts. 2 & 3” on The late show Tuesday evening.

Waters looked brave as always as he opened “The Happiest Days of Our Lives” with the abusive teacher’s slap: “Keep quiet, man!” He then went through both parts of “Another Brick in the Wall,” his indelible simmer rising repeatedly until this classic chorus, which featured Waters singing alongside nearly every member of his backing band. .

Next month, Waters will embark on his ‘This Is Not a Drill’ tour, which the 78-year-old cheekily called his ‘first farewell tour’. The North American leg of the tour will begin July 6 in Pittsburgh and end October 8 in Dallas.

In a statement, Waters described the show “This Is Not a Drill” as a “new rock and roll/cinematic extravaganza, played in the round.” He continued: “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. The show includes a dozen great songs from Pink Floyd’s golden era plus several new ones – lyrics and music, same author, same heart, same soul, same man.

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