Roger Waters Concert Film “Us + Them” Will Be Digitally Released
Roger Waters in an announcement video - Roger Waters / Youtube
Roger Waters’ concert film Us + Them is set to be digitally released on June 16.
The said film was recorded at the 2017 tour of the same name, where the former Pink Floyd bassist revisits the band’s catalog of material. Us + Them features songs from Pink Floyd’s classic albums like The Dark Side Of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall – along with material from Waters’ 2017 solo album, Is This The Life We Really Want?
Us + Them was released in a limited theatrical engagement and was screened worldwide in October 2019. The upcoming release will allow fans to enjoy the concert from the comfort of their homes, via on-demand video or digital purchase.
According to Rolling Stone, the digital version of the film will feature additional tracks, “Comfortably Numb” from Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here and Waters’ own “Smell The Roses” from 2017. “Us + Them is not standard rock ’n’ roll fare. Some in the audience may ‘yee-ha!’ which is okay, but many will weep. That is what I hope for,” Waters explained.
He described the film as a “call to action,” and that the “Homo sapiens stand at a crossroads – we can either pool our love, develop our capacity to empathize with others and act collectively for the good of our planet, or we can remain Comfortably Numb, and continue, like blind lemmings, on our current homicidal death march towards extinction. Us + Them is a vote for love and life.”
Waters’ 2020 This Is Not A Drill Tour was supposed to keep his hands full for the year, but the coronavirus pandemic led to its postponement to 2021.