The co-founder of Pink Floyd Roger Waters canceled planned concerts in Poland amid discontent over his stance on Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine. Polish media reported this on Saturday.
Hall employee Tauron Arena Krakowwhere Waters was expected to perform two concerts in April, said they would not take place.
“Roger Waters’ manager has decided to step down … without giving a reason,” Tauron Arena’s Lukasz Pitko said on September 24 in comments reported by Polish media.
The website for Waters’ This Is Not a Drill concert tour does not list the Krakow concerts previously scheduled for April 21 and 22.
City councilors in Krakow are expected to vote next week on a proposal to declare Waters persona non grata, expressing “outrage” at the musician’s stance on the war in Ukraine.
Allowing “Roger Waters, an outspoken supporter of [руския президент Владимир] Putin, playing in Krakow… would be a shame for our city,” city councilor Lukasz Vantuch said last week on social media. “Let him sing in Moscow”.
Waters wrote an open letter to the first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska earlier this month, accusing “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine of “setting your country on the path to this disastrous war.”
Waters also criticized NATO, accusing the organization of provoking Russia.