Roger Waters considers performing Pink Floyd's The Wall on US-Mexico border

The co-founder of the progressive rock band said that "musicians have an absolute right, a duty, to open their mouths to speak out."

Speaking in an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP), Waters said that The Wall is more relevant now given Donald Trump’s US presidency than ever before.

Waters, 73, made the comment during a rare public appearance in London to promote “Pink Floyd, Their Mortal Remains”, an exhibition which will feature memorabilia and archived footage of the band as it celebrates its 50-year career.

Waters, who was joined by drummer Nick Mason, said he was prepared to perform the album in concert along the US-Mexico border, where US President Trump has vowed to build a wall in an effort to fight illegal immigration and protect the United States’ sovereignty.

“But before this can happen, there will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies,” Waters said to AFP. “The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you.”

Waters previously likened Trump’s candidacy to the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1930s Germany, calling Trumpism “just as dangerous” as Fascism.

The Wall was originally released in 1979 and, despite not having overtly political overtones, it took on symbolic interpretations in later years, famously being performed in Germany to commemorate the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

 

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