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Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd He canceled upcoming concerts in Poland due to the backlash sparked by his beliefs about Russia’s war against Ukraine, which he attributes to Ukraine’s “ultra-nationalists”.
Waters had initially planned to perform two concerts at the Tauron Arena in Krakoween in April, but an arena official confirmed that the events had been cancelled.
“Roger Waters’ coach has decided to withdraw … without giving reasons,” Polish media quoted Torun Arena Krakow’s Lukas Petko as saying on Saturday.
The Waters’ concert website, “This Is Not a Drill,” does not include a file Concerts in Krakow It was previously scheduled for April 21 and 22.
Krakow city council members were expected to vote next week on a motion to classify Waters as persona non grata. They intended to express their “indignation” at his controversial views on Russia’s war on Ukraine.
In an open letter to Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska earlier this month, Waters blamed “ultra-nationalists” in Ukraine for putting the country “on the path of this disastrous war.”
The musician, who is British, also criticized the West and the United States in particular supply ukraine with weapons.
In addition, Waters criticized NATO and accused the alliance of provoking Russia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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