Roger Waters has quite the high opinion of himself, and it’ll likely upset anyone that are fans of Drake or The Weeknd.
Speaking with Canada’s The Globe and Mail following his July 8 and 9 shows in Toronto, Waters said to the interviewer, “What’s interesting about you being here with me now is that none of the newspapers in Toronto sent anybody to review my shows. What I’d like to know, what I’d like you to ponder on, and maybe ask your readers, is if they have any theories as to why that may be?”
The interviewer would respond saying, “I hate to get in the way of a good conspiracy theory, but your concert wasn’t the biggest in town that night. I was assigned to cover the Weeknd’s concert at Rogers Centre.” Waters would reply, “But the Weeknd was canceled,” referring to the singer’s tour kick-off show in Toronto being canceled at the last minute due to a mass network outage that impacted the entire arena, including not being able to open the venue’s doors.
“And my show was for two nights,” continued Waters. “I have no idea what or who the Weeknd is, because I don’t listen to much music. People have told me he’s a big act. Well, good luck to him. I’ve got nothing against him. Would it not have been possible to review his show one night and my show another night?”
The interviewer would go on to tell Waters The Globe and Mail doesn’t review concerts as much as they used to, but he was glad that his interview request with the former Pink Floyd leader was granted.
“Good, I’m glad to hear that, and I look forward to reading this in the pages of your newspaper,” said Waters in response. “I’m not trying to make a personal attack. I’m just saying it seemed odd. And, by the way, 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 got. There is stuff going on here that is fundamentally important to all of our lives.”