Roger Waters postpones tour due to COVID-19: ‘If it saves one life, it’s worth it’

Roger Waters of the band Pink Floyd performs live at Desert Trip Festival on Oct. 16, 2016 in Indio, Calif. Waters has postponed his tour due to Coronavirus.(Jerome Brunet/Zuma Press/TNS)
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By Jim Harrington The Mercury News (TNS)

Roger Waters has postponed the highly anticipated This Is Not a Drill North American tour to 2021.

The move was made “due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic,” according to a news release.

“The bad news is: I’ve had to postpone my tour until next year,” Waters says. “Bummer, but if it saves one life, it’s worth it.”

The news impacts three venues in California — Staples Center in Los Angeles, Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and Chase Center in San Francisco. Waters was originally scheduled to perform Sept. 10-11 at Staples, Sept. 23 at Golden 1 Center and Sept. 25-26 at Chase Center.

Those with tickets “are advised to hold onto their original tickets and await further information,” according to Waters’ website.

Here is the former tour itinerary, listing the dates that will now need to be rescheduled.

July 8, 2020, Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena

July 10 and 11, 2020, Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

July 14, 2020, Detroit, Little Caesars Arena

July 17 and 18, 2020, Toronto, Scotiabank Arena

July 21, 2020, Quebec City, Quebec, Videotron Centre

July 23, 2020, Montreal, Bell Centre

July 25, 2020, Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center

July 28, 2020, Boston, TD Garden

July 30, 2020, Washington, D.C, Capital One Arena

Aug. 1, 2020, Cincinnati, Heritage Bank Center

Aug. 5 and 6, 2020, New York, Madison Square Garden

Aug. 11, 2020, Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena

Aug. 13, 2020, Orlando, Fla., Amway Center

Aug. 15, 2020, Miami, AmericanAirlines Arena

Aug. 18, 2020, Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena

Aug. 20, 2020, Atlanta, State Farm Arena

Aug. 22, 2020, Milwaukee, Fiserv Forum

Aug. 25, 2020, Minneapolis, Target Center

Aug. 27, 2020, Chicago, United Center

Aug. 29, 2020, Kansas City, Sprint Center

Sept. 2, 2020, Denver, Pepsi Center

Sept. 4, 2020, Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena

Sept. 10 and 11, 2020, Los Angeles, STAPLES Center

Sept. 14, 2020, Vancouver, B.C., Rogers Arena

Sept. 16, 2020, Edmonton, Alberta, Rogers Place

Sept. 19, 2020, Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome

Sept. 21, 2020, Portland, Ore., Moda Center

Sept. 23, 2020, Sacramento, Calif, Golden 1 Center

Sept. 25 and 26, 2020, San Francisco, Chase Center

Sept. 30, 2020, Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena

Oct. 3, 2020, Dallas, American Airlines Center

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