The performance also features members of his band who contributed parts from their homes. “Social distancing is a necessary evil in COVID world,” Waters said in a statement. “Watching ‘Mother’ reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is.”
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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Waters noted that he and his team didn’t halt work on his upcoming tour despite the pandemic forcing its postponement.
“We didn’t stop for a single second,” he said. “The show is part rock ’n’ roll arena show, part cinema. It’s couched on this idea that we are divided between the ruling classes, who I characterize as living in the iCloud. They live in the sky – it’s all white up there, and they live in great luxury. And then there’s the netherworld where the rest of us shuffle around, uncomfortably numb. And then there’s a third place, the bar, which is a figment of my imagination, where people from all over the world, all communities, colors, creeds, religions can gather and speak to one another. I will be employing actors to be characters in the bar — I’m already casting, and I’ve written the whole screenplay.”
Asked if he was delving into Pink Floyd’s catalog for the show, Waters said he can “throw together a set list of any song that I ever wrote in my life, with the exception of some of the early ones. I’m not sure where ‘Set the Controls [for the Heart of the Sun]’ might fit into this narrative. Because that was when I was in my early 20s and I was copying shit out of books of Chinese poetry.”