Roger Waters Can’t Hide His Concerns About The Munich Show

The European leg of Roger Waters‘ ‘This Is Not a Drill’ concert tour is well underway, and the renowned musician recently performed in Munich on May 21. The day before the event, Waters took to Facebook and couldn’t help but express his concerns about a deeper issue that weighed heavily on his mind.

Although Waters’ Germany concerts and attempts to cancel them caused controversy, the musician had emerged victorious in his legal battle. In a recent statement, Waters revealed that the day before the Munich concert, he visited a location with significant historical importance.

After referencing an anti-Nazi political activist and a Holocaust survivor’s words, Waters expressed his gratitude to the audience and his sadness and the unease he felt walking around Munich, likening it to being in the presence of a figure reminiscent of Big Brother.

Roger Waters started his statement by stating:

“Today I am doing a concert in Munich. It will be great; I will play many of my best-known songs, more than half from the Pink Floyd years, 1968 -1985. The audience will be very appreciative, and we will all have a good time, but there will be an elephant in the room. Yesterday, my wife Kamilah, and I went to Perlacher Forst to place White Roses on the graves of Sophie and Hans Scholl and Christopher Probst. Three of the seven members of the White Rose Movement were executed by the Nazis here in Munich in 1943.”

He ended his message with the following words:

“I thank all of you who have come to our shows in Germany; I hope you enjoyed yourselves. The fact that some in power in Germany and some at the behest of the Israeli Lobby have attacked me, wrongly accusing me of being an anti-Semite, and have tried to cancel my shows saddens me. Walking around Munich yesterday afternoon, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I was in the presence of Big Brother.

It leaves a bad taste. I am very proud of all my brothers and sisters here, in BDS or not, who stand up for human rights. You all carry the torch of Sophie and Hans Scholl and the rest of the White Rose movement. But the whole experience of coming here to Germany these last five years fills me with sorrow. I feel sorry for you having to live, or at least live with, the lies we are all fed by the powers that be.”

While the reaction to his political ideas continues on some sides, Waters still has supporters who give him hope. The singer’s last concert in Germany will take place in Frankfurt on May 28 before he moves to England for more shows.