Roger Waters in New Zealand

Roger Waters is in New Zealand for three concerts, two in Auckland (24th and 26th) and one in Dunedin (30th).

Newshub: Roger Waters talks about the staunchness of Kiwi crowds

Roger Waters has spoken with admiration about how New Zealanders express their joy at rock concerts – by standing still and folding their arms.

The Pink Floyd legend made the comments during a live studio interview on The Project NZ ahead of his concerts in Auckland and Dunedin.

I don’t know how staunch I’ll be, I will be in the Dunedin crowd. I’m a big fan of Pink Floyd music, and am going to my first gig at the stadium (this is the first old rocker who has interested me enough here).

Waters also touched on his outspoken political beliefs while on The Project NZ, although he didn’t mention his involvement with the pro-Palestinian rights BDS Movement that was recently associated with Lorde cancelling a gig in Israel.

“I do a lot of normal stuff. I’m quite active politically, which is something that has maybe kept my feet on the ground.”

His current show is overtly critical Donald Trump, but Waters said he isn’t concerned about the fans this may cost him.

“I’m happy to say, there are only a few of them – and they leave,” he said, smiling.

I’ll report next week on the Dunedin crowd reaction.