Roger Waters 2022 North American tour.

I will be touring with Roger Waters playing saxophone on his 'TINAD' tour during 2022. This blog follows my day to day activities on the road.

My blogs from previous tours during 2006 - 2008, the Sandy Relief Concert in 2012, Desert Trip / Mexico City 2016, the US and Canada tour 2017, Australasia 2018, Europe 2018 and South America 2018 can be found here along with additional tour pics on flickr.

Thursday, 23rd June 2022 : London : Hello all. This will be my last post on this TINAD tour blog. The reason is as follows. I have had a physical problem for some years that has made controlling the saxophone more challenging than on the Dark Side tour. I was able to keep it in check during Us+Them. Unfortunately, the problem flared up during rehearsals this time and I was unable to perform to my, or Roger’s satisfaction. Consequently, we mutually agreed that I should step down and pass the saxophone chair over to another player. It is with sadness I make this final blog entry. My best wishes go to Roger, his great band and wonderful crew. The TINAD tour is going to be amazing and I urge you all to see it.

Friday, 17th June 2022 : Southampton : Another long but productive day.

Thursday, 16th June 2022 : Southampton : We are in the rehearsing groove now. All the songs are sounding great and will be in good shape when we relocate for the start of production rehearsals early next week. The band are playing a song on Late Show with Stephen Colbert next Monday. Unfortunately Roger has decided to play a tune I am not featured on, so I will be in the audience rooting for them. After rehearsal We were too late getting back from rehearsal for me too have a swim, but I had a nice wander around the village before dark. These blogs will get more interesting when we hit the road! lol.

Wednesday, 15th June 2022 : Southampton : The weather is beautiful today. I managed a swim in the outdoor pool before heading to rehearsal with Jonathan, Pompey, Gus and Shanay. An experimental day in rehearsal resulting in me potentially playing a couple of unusual instruments! In the evening had a nice dinner in a local restaurant with Jon, Jonathan, Joey, Robert and Killer.

Tuesday, 14th June 2022 : Southampton : Our first full rehearsal with Roger. He is clearly enjoying being back in harness and is in excellent voice. I may have more involvement in this show than on the previous Us+Them tour. Yay! Roger also let slip some exciting staging developments which promise to be spectacular.

Monday, 13th June 2022 : Southampton : Had a long but productive rehearsal. Roger wasn't in attendance but we managed to sort out lots of technical issues and ran through the entire set. Jetlag kicked in for me around 10pm so had an early night.

Sunday, 12th June 2022 : London / JFK / Southampton : Left Heathrow at 11.40am and was in the Hamptons by 5pm local time. The rest of the band are already here and rehearsing. I will meet up with many old and new friends tomorrow. Yay!!

Tuesday, 7th June 2022 : London : In the last week before leaving for the USA. I have my covid PCR test booked for Saturday. I will keep you posted on how the corona virus has impacted touring day to day when rehearsals start.

Friday, 27th May 2022 : London : This is where I will keep a journal of my day to day activities on the Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill tour of the Usa, Canada and Mexico in the spring and summer of 2022.