n Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd) performing at Arrow Rock Festival, june 10, 2006. Photo by Jethro (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
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Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd) performing at Arrow Rock Festival, june 10, 2006. Photo by Jethro (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will conduct a solo tour in 2017 and intends for the concerts to address societal, political and cultural divisiveness, he said Thursday.

The Us + Them outing is scheduled to make at least 40 stops across the U.S. and Canada beginning May 26 in Kansas City, Missouri, reaching Los Angeles for concerts on June 20 and 21 at  Staples Center, the Los Angeles Times reported this morning.

Waters says the production will follow in the tradition of large-scale concert presentations he’s been known for since Pink Floyd’s monumental performances in the 1970s and 1980s. The tour gets its name from the “Us and Them” track on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album, “The Dark Side of the Moon,” according to the newspaper.

The 73-year-old British rocker spoke to The Times backstage at the Desert Trip festival in Indio, where he and other legendary rockers performed last weekend and will do so again this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The new tour follows his 2010-13 outing, The Wall Live, which drew more than 4 million fans to its 219 performances and is one of the highest-grossing concert tours in history, taking in $458 million, The Times reported.

Tickets for the Us + Them tour go on sale Oct. 21, with presale of VIP packages starting on Oct. 17. Full ticket information is available at RogerWaters.com or AEGLive.com .

—City News Service

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