Roger Waters bringing Us + Them tour to New Zealand in 2018

  • 31/08/2017
Roger Waters performing live.
Roger Waters performing live. Photo credit: Getty

Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters is bringing his latest controversial tour to Auckland and Dunedin in 2018.

The rocker's Us + Them tour, currently underway in North America, has garnered critical acclaim for its spectacular stage set-up, while its overt anti-Donald Trump imagery has offended some.

Waters was last here in 2012 with his The Wall tour, which is currently the third highest-grossing tour of all time after hauling in a whopping NZ$632 million from 219 shows.

The Us + Them tour so far has featured a large number of Pink Floyd songs from albums including Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Meddle, Wish You Were Here, and Animals.

Waters solo hits performed on the tour have included 'Smell the Roses', 'When We Were Young', 'Déjà Vu', 'The Last Refugee' and 'Picture That'.

The controversial images shown during the tour include Mr Trump as an actual pig, wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood, eating a banana and nude - with a tiny penis.

When asked recently about causing offense with the imagery, Waters responded: "Go see Katy Perry or watch the Kardashians. I don't care."

Roger Waters Us + Them New Zealand dates:

  • January 24, 2018 - Spark Arena, Auckland
  • January 30, 2018 - Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Tickets to the general public go on sale September 8.