Pink Floyd founder cancels Poland concert over wartime remarks


WARSAW, POLAND (AP) — Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled a planned concert in Poland amid anger over his stance on Russia’s war on Ukraine, Poland’s official said. media reported on Saturday.

Officials at Krakow’s Tauron Arena, where Waters was due to perform two concerts in April, said it will no longer take place.

“Roger Waters’ manager has decided to withdraw without giving any reason,” Tauron Arena Kraków’s Lukasz Pitko said in comments reported by Polish media on Saturday.

Waters’ “This Is Not a Drill” concert tour website did not list the Krakow concert scheduled for April 21-22.

Krakow city councilors are set to vote next week on a proposal to nominate Waters as persona non grata, expressing “outrage” at the musician’s stance on the war in Ukraine.

Earlier this month, Waters wrote an open letter to Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska, accusing Ukraine of “extremist nationalists” of “leading your country down the path of this disastrous war.” He also criticized the West for supplying Ukraine with arms, blaming Washington in particular.

Waters also criticizes NATO, accusing it of provoking Russia.


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