Roger Waters massive 2017 tour includes two Chicago dates

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Roger Waters performs on day 3 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Roger Waters will be heading out on an all new, full-out tour spectacular in 2017, as he embarks on his Us + Them Tour across the U.S. and Canada, which brings him to Chicago for two dates, July 22-23.

Tickets, $55-$250, for the United Center shows in Chicago will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct 21 at aeglive.com

In a statement announcing the tour, Waters said: “We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret. It’ll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75 percent of it will be old material and 25 percent will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It’ll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

In an interview on Billboard.com, Waters explains the name of the tour (which comes from the “Us and Them” cut from the iconicPink Floyd album “Dark Side of the Moon”:

The new show’s going to be called ‘Us + Them’ because it’s really specifically about the line from this 1973 song ‘Us and Them’ that goes ‘With, without/And who’ll deny that’s what the fighting’s all about.’ Because the main message that I have to propagate, if I can, is embodied in the (concept) that the idea of perpetual war, which has been embraced by the neocons particularly in the United States of America, is an entirely wrong way for the human race to live… There’s a different way of organizing the human race that is better than this way. This way is driven by the greed of the few.

Rogers most recently performed last weekend at the Desert Trip music festival, along with other icons of pop/rock including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Here are the dates of the tour so far:

May-26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

May-28 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

May-30 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

Jun-1 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Jun-3 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

Jun-7 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose

Jun-12 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center

Jun-14 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena

Jun-16 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

Jun-20 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

Jun-21 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

Jun-24 Seattle, WA Tacoma Dome

Jul-3 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

Jul-6 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Jul-11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

Jul-13 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

Jul-16 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena

Jul-18 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

Jul-20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

Jul-22 Chicago, IL United Center

Jul-23 Chicago, IL United Center

Jul-26 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Aug-2 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

Aug-4 Washington, DC Verizon Center

Aug-8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

Aug-9 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

Sep-7 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Sep-11 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

Sep-12 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

Sep 15 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

Sep-19 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

Sept-27 Boston, MA TD Garden

Sep-28 Boston, MA TD Garden

Oct-2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Oct-3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Oct-6 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre

Oct-10 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre

Oct-16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

Oct-24 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

Oct-28 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

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