Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters cancels concerts in Poland over backlash to views on Russia’s war in Ukraine
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Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled upcoming concerts in Poland over backlash prompted by his beliefs about Russia’s war against Ukraine, which he attributes to “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine.
Waters had originally planned to perform two concerts in Krakowin at the Tauron Arena. However, an arena official confirmed that the events were cancelled. According to Polish media,
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(file photo) Polish media report that Roger Waters, Pink Floyd’s co-founder, has cancelled plans for concerts in Poland due to outrage at his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
The website for Waters’ concert tour, “This Is Not a Drill,” does not include the concerts in Krakow previously scheduled for April 21 and 22.
City councilors in Krakow were expected vote next week on a proposal to label Waters persona non grata. They were expected to express their “indignation” over Waters’ controversial views regarding Russia’s war against Ukraine.
(file photo) Waters originally planned to perform two concerts at Krakowin’s Tauron Arena in April. However, an arena official confirmed that the events were cancelled.
In an open letter to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska early this month, Waters blamed “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for setting the country “on the path to this disastrous war.”
The musician, who is British, also criticized the West, the U.S. in particular, for supplying Ukraine with weapons.
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(file photo) Krakow’s city council members were expected to vote next week on a proposal to make Waters a persona no grata.
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Additionally, Waters has criticized NATO and accused the alliance of provoking Russia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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