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Roger Waters: ‘I Am Far, Far Further Very important’ Than the Weeknd and Drake

Roger Waters threw shade at every the Weeknd and Drake after the earlier Pink Floyd rocker found himself overshadowed throughout the Canadian press by the two hometown artists.

Waters’ This Is Not a Drill Tour rolled into Toronto on July 8, the similar day the Weeknd’s After Hours Til Dawn trek was set to kick off throughout the metropolis. Whereas the Weeknd’s gig on the Rogers Coronary heart was lastly postponed on account of a Canada-wide power topic, Waters’ current at Scotiabank Space come what may nonetheless proceeded as scheduled.

Nonetheless, in an interview with Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mailthe always-truculent Waters expressed anger that the Canadian press — and notably the reporter he was interviewing with — opted to cowl the Weeknd kicking off his tour in his hometown stadium reasonably than Waters’ current, which was the first of a two-night stand on the Toronto space.

“I have no idea what or who the Weeknd is, because of I don’t take heed to rather a lot music,” Waters acknowledged. “Of us have knowledgeable me he is a big act. Correctly, good luck to him. I’ve purchased nothing in opposition to him. Wouldn’t it not not have been potential to overview his current one night time time and my current one different night time time?”

He added, “I’m not attempting to make a non-public assault. I’m merely saying it appeared odd.”

Then, for causes unknown except for he was in Toronto, Waters moreover took objective on the metropolis’s native well-known individual Drake.

“By the best way through which, with all due respect to the Weeknd or Drake or any of them, I am far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be, however many billions of streams they’ve,” Waters acknowledged. “There could also be stuff taking place proper right here that is primarily important to all of our lives.”

It is unclear by which metric Waters measures significance. Luckily for Waters, except for an in depth title subsequent week in Chicago, the This Is Not a Drill Tour won’t cross paths with the spectacular After Hours Til Dawn tour for the remainder of the two treks.