Waters shared the new music clip via his Instagram page: In an interview with Rolling Stone a few months back, Waters discussed the story behind the album:“So I wrote this whole thing – part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish. I played this to Nigel, and he goes, “Oh, I like that little bit” – about two minutes long – “and that bit.” And so we’ve been working. I’ve also been falling in love, deeply in love. So the record is really about love – which is what all of my records have been about, in fact. It’s pondering not just why we are killing the children. It’s also the question of how do we take these moments of love – if we are granted any in our lives – and allow that love to shine on the rest of existence, on others.”This in-studio photo was also posted to Waters’ Facebook page:Roger Waters Us And Them 2017 Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena[H/T Jambase] As Roger Waters prepares for his upcoming Us And Them Tour North American tour, which is set to begin in May, the former Pink Floyd bassist shared an update from the studio. Recently confirming that he is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the upcoming project comes 25 years after his 1992 solo debut album Amused To Death. This newly-posted clip features a song from the highly anticipated new project, and it’s sounding pretty awesome so far.
ARISE Music Festival has announced the initial lineup for their 6th annual event, set to take place at the picturesque Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO on August 3rd – 5th, 2018.ARISE has become Colorado’s fastest growing summer music festival, anchored in the state’s strong live music-loving community. The multi-genre music festival includes 5 stages showcasing a diverse mix of top-notch performers from the worlds of funk, reggae, bluegrass, jam, hip-hop, rock, electronic, folk, conscious roots music, and beyond. This year’s eclectic lineup will feature sets from Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Trevor Hall, Pepper, Living Legends, Ott, Quixotic, Everyone Orchestra, The Lil Smokies, Dumpstaphunk, Con Brio, Kitchen Dwellers, Shook Twins, ProbCause, and more. The announcement also iterated that there will be two more major headliners announced in April and May, respectively.All in all, this year’s 6th Annual ARISE Music Festival will feature well over 200 scheduled performances and presentations throughout the weekend. The 2018 edition of ARISE will also be conscious of the local environment: the festival will continue its long-standing commitment to plant one tree for every ticket sold, in addition to maintaining unwavering leave-no-trace ethos. As always, ARISE aims to be a “vehicle for community-building and creating a festival experience which inspires positivity, joy and active engagement in issues of social justice.”Other audience attractions and amenities at ARISE include yoga, workshops, art, film, activism, and a renowned Children’s Village, in addition to all the usual fun, creativity, and community of a three-day camping festival. Head to the festival website for more information.ARISE Music Festival 2018 Initial LineupSlightly StoopidThievery CorporationTrevor HallPepperLiving LegendsOtt.QuixoticEveryone OrchestraThe Lil SmokiesStart Making SenseDumpstaphunkKitchen DwellersCharlestheFirstBass PhysicsAyla NereoCon BrioShook TwinsThe Dustbowl RevivalProbCauseDustin ThomasFriends And FamilyEminence EnsembleBridget Law – Artist At LargeDYNOHUNTERPlantraeThe WooksTubby Love &∙Amber LilyDragondeerEthan TuckerMagna CardaGasoline LollipopsThe Peace PoetsSkydyedRoots of Creation’s Grateful DubOld Salt UnionMikey ThunderDead FloydTrevor GreenJyemo ClubLunar FireXiuhtezcatlSpectacleTIERRO w/ Bridget LawThe BurnedKatie GrayDubSkinMeadow MountainThe JaunteeIntuitBijay Shrestha & Andy SkellengerMegan HamiltonGuerrilla FanfareLey LineIndigenous Sisters of Hip-Hop featuring Lyla June, La Marea and Katrina BenallyFunkStatikTelemetryProximityTotemAndrew SturtzFierce le FeyMountainUsRhythm Sanctuary[Cover photo: Eric Allen Photography/ARISE Facebook]