Roger Waters Considers Anti-Trump Protest Concert


LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Roger Waters is considering staging a performance of Pink Floyd's 1979 classic "The Wall" on the US-Mexico border as a protest against the immigration policies of US President Donald Trump.

Waters has previously used the album as a protest tool, famously performing the work in Berlin in 1990 to commemorate the end of the Berlin wall in the previous year.

Speaking to the Agence France-Presse news agency in London late last week, Rogers noted that he felt the message behind The Wall was just as relevant today.

“There will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies. The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you,” Waters told AFP.

“Music is a legitimate place to express protest,” he added. “Musicians have an absolute right, a duty, to open their mouths to speak out.”

Rogers has been a vocal critic of Trump since the election. His performance at Goldenvoice's Desert Trip festival last year included visual displays with an anti-Trump message, linking the controversial businessman turned politician with racist and fascist themes and imagery. – Staff Writers