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Published: 2011/11/04

Roger Waters Posts Statement in Support of Occupy Movement

It appears that Roger Waters is quite committed to tearing down the wall. In a two minute video statement that appears on his Facebook page, he discusses the nationwide Occupy movement. Waters expresses his support, discussing the financial inequalities in the United States, the challenges faced by the middle class and his sentiment that like Warren Buffett he would be willing to pay more in taxes to support the people of his adopted country. The complete video can be found here.

Waters opens a national Wall tour in early 2011


There are 16 comments associated with this post

Not David Gilmour November 4, 2011, 15:56:48

well, this is a welcomed message. Waters is at least ‘out there’ and using his pulpit (he has millions of fans worldwide) to draw attention to something that is finally bubbling up.
Certainly a mega-millionaire, him, like Michael Moore, are using their likeness to promote a message that things just aren’t right with the way some of the things are going in this country. and i appreciate that. Thanks Roger ~ let’s go have a beer. I’ll buy 99% of it…

Drew Edmondson November 4, 2011, 16:16:52

Tickets went on sale for his show in Denver..
From the Pepsi Center ticket office for his May show here? (not scalpers) they range from $96 to $1250 .
Let’s see $1250? who but the 1% can afford this?
So..before folks thank Roger?
$1250 a ticket for the floor center first 20 rows..
Check when he appears in your area for ticket prices…but hey he has no control over prices?
“Welcome to the machine” Roger…cluelss what the nationwide Occupy movements represent..

me November 4, 2011, 16:42:22

Drew… in your haste to rip Roger, guess you missed where he essentially acknowledges he is at the high end of the scale, and would have no problem paying more in taxes… while some within OWS might want to see no one have money, I think the essence of what most people feel is that those with enormous wealth should be kicking in a bit more than they are…

Roger=Twit November 4, 2011, 17:17:31

gimme a break. roger would like to pay more taxes? go right ahead. or is he incapable of paying more taxes unless he is told to do so? who is the sheep now, roger? i made the mistake of attending the Denver Wall show last year. i want my money and time back. most boring show ever. paled in comparison to the Dark Side show.

Duh November 4, 2011, 19:22:31

What a douche

Tourkidz November 4, 2011, 19:25:31

His Denver show goes on sale November14 and it ranges from $70 something to $230. Dont know where you get this info.

Rob November 5, 2011, 08:10:32

So a guy that has made millions of dollars as a corporate artist is against corporate greed. And he thinks he should pay more in taxes but hasn’t done so yet. “You better watch out, there maybe dogs about” I too have looked over Jordan Roger and you are right, things are not what they seem.

KB November 5, 2011, 09:13:23

I saw Roger in Atlanta for both the Dark Side of the Moon tour and The Wall. Great shows, but my Wall tickets were $225. That seems the epitome of greed. I also bought an “autographed” lithograph at the DSOTM for $150 because I wanted something autographed by the guy that wrote some of the most influential music in my life. When I got it home and inspected it carefully, it wasn’t autographed it was a crappy silk screen. I love your music but really, Roger, STFU.

me November 5, 2011, 12:20:11

Okay peops… don’t like his ticket price, don’t pay it… when was the last time Roger asked for a bailout from the gov’t? Get your heads out of your azzes… Greedy? He sure looks to be… but that’s his business, not yours… there’s a MAJOR difference between a private individual making themselves super-rich vs. a company doing the same while getting gov’t handouts and tax breaks… and what kind of moron says “go ahead, pay more taxes” that doesn’t even make sense… change the tax code so ALL super rich people pay a fair share… that is what he’s saying… yet, you point the finger at him… take the blinders off!!!

jmchugh November 6, 2011, 12:41:30

Roger is certainly a hypocrite. He’s enormously wealthy and lives in a mansion, has tons and tons of products, depends highly on technology for his art and yet denounces Capitalism. Moreover, all members of Pink Floyd were practiced at tax evasion. (Incidentally Corporate bailouts are NOT Capitalism; they are products of Statism.)

Nick November 6, 2011, 20:41:26

Ron Paul 2012

drasticjasper November 6, 2011, 23:55:04

I saw the wall tour in Oakland it was amazing they had a fleet of 17 matching
red and white trucks to hall it the ticket prices are so high because of the cost of staging such a spectable not purely profit
it’s not just some guys standing there in t shirts jamming with a light show you get bang for your buck Roger Waters rules

KB November 7, 2011, 11:38:37

Yep, if you cant afford the tickets, don’t buy ‘em. Just like, if you can’t afford the house, don’t buy it either. I clearly stated that I enjoyed the shows and the music. Roger shouldn’t ever knock capitalism, it got him the four billion he’s got in the bank…which…he deserves. Just don’t rail on the system that got you there.

CYoung November 7, 2011, 12:41:32

I can tell you from the perspective of an audio engineer that these productions are no joke. The only people walking away fat and happy are the producers who finance the tour (and walk away with the lion’s share of revenues). The rest of us who contributed skills and labor to add value to the show get to split the remainder up about 200+ ways. That said, focus on the social commentary of the works he has created over his life. Anyone who wants their message heard by a wide audience has to submit to financing at some level, that’s a hollow accusation. You could rake George Carlin over the same coals, for example. But do you dispute his views on modern society are other than what is expressed when he is on stage?

KB November 7, 2011, 13:48:02

I forgot to mention earlier, Roger’s tour is sponsored by American Express, no hipocrasy there…

SuzyQpart2 November 8, 2011, 10:01:27

“members of Pink Floyd were practiced at tax evasion.”
WHY do you think Waters lives in the U.S. and NOT his native UK.? Have told peeps for yrs he’s a hypocrite.

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