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Pink Floyd can Poland gig after war stance

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has reportedly canceled upcoming Polish concerts amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine

September 25, 2022
By AAP
25 September 2022

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled concerts planned in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine, Polish media reported .

An official with the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was scheduled to perform two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place.

“Roger Waters’ manager decided to withdraw … without giving any reason,” Lukasz Pytko from Tauron Arena Krakow said Saturday in comments carried by Polish media outlets.

The website for Waters’ ‘This Is Not a Drill’ concert tour did not list the Krakow concerts previously scheduled for April 21 and 22.

City councillors in Krakow were expected to vote next week on a proposal to name Waters as a persona non grata, expressing “indignation” over the musician’s stance on the war in Ukraine.

Waters wrote an open letter to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska early this month in which he blamed “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for having “set your country on the path to this disastrous war.” He also criticised the West for supplying Ukraine with weapons, blaming Washington in particular.

Waters has also criticised NATO, accusing it of provoking Russia.

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