Roger Waters Erases David Gilmour On Pink Floyd Song

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Roger Waters recently released a new version of Pink Floyd’s 1979 iconic track “Comfortably Numb”, aptly titled “Comfortably Numb 2022”. He sent out a statement about the updated song:

“During lockdown, I made a demo of a new version of ‘Comfortably Numb’ as an opener for our new show This Is Not a Drill. I pitched it a whole step down, in A Minor, to make it darker and arranged it with no solos – except over the outro chord sequence, where there is a heartrendingly beautiful female vocal solo from Shanay Johnson, one of our new singers.”

Waters sings on the track, while also taking the role of co-producer, with more than 10 musicians listed as contributors to the different instruments on the song. The reworked song features contributions from Joey Waronker (Atoms For Peace, Ultraísta), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer-  also in Ultraísta) as well as from touring musicians and artists Jonathan Wilson, Gus Seyffert, Dave Kilminster, Jon Carin, Shanay Johnson and Amanda Belair.

The ex-Pink Floyd co-vocalist and bassist will continue his farewell tour next year. He recently shared European and UK tour dates for 2023. Any remaining tickets for the UK dates are available here.

Roger Waters’ ‘This Is Not A Drill’ tour dates 2023:

MARCH
17 – Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena
18 – Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena
21 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau St Jordi
23 – Madrid, ES @ Wizink
24 – Madrid, ES @ Wizink
27 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
28 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
31 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum

APRIL
01 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
06 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
11 – Oslo, NO @ Telenor
12 – Oslo, NO @ Telenor
15 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2
17 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
21 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
23 – Budapest, HU @ MVM Dome
25 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
28 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
29 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena

MAY
03 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
04 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
07 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclays Arena
09 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
12 – Lille, FR @ Studio Pierre Mauroy
14 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
17 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes Benz Arena
24 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
25 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
28 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
31 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena

JUNE
02 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
03 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
06 – London, UK @ The O2
07 – London, UK @ The O2
10 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena