Self Canceled

Pink Floyd Co-Founder Waters Nixes Concerts Over War Stance
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 11:  Roger Waters performs 'The Wall Live' at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on June 11, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters on Saturday canceled scheduled concerts in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
  • Waters sparked outrage and backlash with an open letter he wrote last month to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska in which he blamed “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for having “set your country on the path to this disastrous war.”
  • Prog Rock pioneer also criticized West for supplying Ukraine with weapons, blaming the United States in particular.
  • Official with the Tauron Arena in Krakow, in which Waters was scheduled to perform two concerts in April, said shows would no longer take place.
  • Waters’ website “This Is Not a Drill” does not list the Krakow concerts scheduled for April 21-22.

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