Pink Floyd founder cancels concerts in Poland after war remarks

Warsaw, Poland — Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled planned concerts in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war on Ukraine, Polish media reported on Saturday.

An official at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was scheduled to perform two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place.

“The manager of Roger Waters has decided to step down…without giving any reason,” Lukasz Pytko of Krakow’s Tauron Arena said on Saturday in remarks carried by Polish media.

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

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

Waters wrote an open letter to Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska earlier this month in which he accused “extremist nationalists” in Ukraine of having “put your country on the path to this disastrous war”. He also criticized the West for supplying arms to Ukraine, blaming Washington in particular.

Waters also criticized NATO, accusing it of provoking Russia.

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