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Roger Waters kicks off “Us + Them Tour” in Kansas City: Video + Setlist

on May 28, 2017, 5:55pm

Photo by Katie Izor

Roger Waters kicked off his latest tour, “Us + Them”, in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday night. The 24-song set was the same as the one he previewed at a rehearsal in New Jersey last week, kicking off with a barrage of Pink Floyd classics including “Breathe”, “One Of These Days”, “Time”, and “The Great Gig in the Sky”. Waters then previewed a selection of songs from his forthcoming solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want? with “Déjà Vu”“The Last Refugee”“Smell the Roses”, and “Picture That”. The second half of the set consisted primarily of Pink Floyd songs, such as “Wish You Were Here”, “Another Brink in the Wall”, “Money”, and “Us and Them”. See the full setlist below.

A stunning array of visuals accompanied each performance, with things taking a pointedly political turn as Waters performed Pigs “(Three Different Ones)”.

According to The Kansas City Star:

“The video for ‘Pigs (Three Different Ones)’ was a devastating piece of anti-Donald Trump propaganda. Borrowing from the lyrics, the word ‘charade’ splashed across the screens as unflattering illustrations of the commander-in-chief cycled in and out. During the long guitar solos, an inflatable sow wearing the phrase ‘piggy bank of war’ flew over the crowd.

‘Money’ sustained the proletariat rage, as images of Trump’s failed casinos, Russian buildings and photos of Kremlin and cabinet officials accompanied the music.

A very few people headed for the exits – one man raised his middle finger to the stage while departing during ‘Money’ – but they were easily outnumbered by fans raising their beers, singing along and reveling in the moment. ‘Pigs (Three Different Ones)’ may have been the least subtle moment of the evening, but it also drew far more applause than any other non-radio track.

See fan-shot video from the concert below.

Breathe (Pink Floyd song)
One of These Days (Pink Floyd song)
Time (Pink Floyd song)
Breathe (Reprise) (Pink Floyd song)
The Great Gig in the Sky (Pink Floyd song)
Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd song)
When We Were Young
Déjà Vu
The Last Refugee
Picture That
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd song)
The Happiest Days of Our Lives (Pink Floyd song)
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 (Pink Floyd song)
Another Brick in the Wall Part 3 (Pink Floyd song)
Dogs (Pink Floyd song)
Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Pink Floyd song)
Money (Pink Floyd song)
Us and Them (Pink Floyd song)
Smell the Roses
Brain Damage (Pink Floyd song)
Eclipse (Pink Floyd song)
Vera (Pink Floyd song)
Bring the Boys Back Home (Pink Floyd song)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd song)

Roger Waters 2017 Tour Dates:
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
06/25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
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 @ AmericanAirlines Arena
07/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
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 @ Nassau Coliseum
09/16 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau 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, ON @ 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