Roger Waters announces summer tour of The Wall

Roger Waters performs The Wall at the 02 Arena in Greenwich, London.
Roger Waters performs The Wall at the 02 Arena in Greenwich, London. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Former Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters has announced a summer tour of The Wall in stadiums across Europe.

"There's something about connecting with that many people outdoors, which is actually extremely gratifying," Waters said during the tour announcement in central London.

"When I was a kid, I did not get that experience, I didn't like it," he said.

Roger Waters performs The Wall at the 02 Arena in Greenwich, London.
Roger Waters performs The Wall at the 02 Arena in Greenwich, London. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

"Back in '75 and '77 when we were touring with Pink Floyd and we were playing soccer stadiums, I rather disliked it.

"It felt like we were very disconnected but I think that disconnection was actually a projection of the disconnection that existed in the band more than about us and the audience.

"Often when we're setting up these (current) gigs, I sat the very back of the stadium and then we run some of the stuff and sit there.

"I understand why people up there feel connected with what's going on stage and with the music and the emotion that's expressed during the show.

"It's just a bigger community."

Roger Waters performs The Wall at the 02 Arena in Greenwich, London.
Roger Waters performs The Wall at the 02 Arena in Greenwich, London. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Waters also said it was unlikely that former bandmate David Gilmour would join him on stage.

"I haven't had any conversations with David about that," he said.

"It think it's extremely unlikely, I think by and large David is retired."

Waters has been touring The Wall, which was Pink Floyd's 11th album, since 2010.

It will begin in July and arrive at London's Wembley Stadium on September 14.