Roger Waters at Nassau Coliseum: Rocker brings on politics, crowd-pleasing content – New York News

Roger Waters’ “Us + Them” tour, marked with stunning visuals and strident political commentary, arrived on schedule at the renovated Nassau Coliseum Friday, even as some protested his views on Israel, though threatened legal action to halt the concerts did not materialize.


Although Nassau County decided not to challenge the concert, a handful of lawmakers, religious leaders and residents protested before the show over what they call Waters’ anti-Semitic views about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

However, as provocative as Waters’ concert can be at times, it is surprisingly designed to be a crowd-pleaser, giving the crowd unforgettable special effects — which the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer dreamed up with his creative director Sean Evans, a native of Northport — and lots of the most familiar songs from his years with Pink Floyd, including “Wish You Were Here” and a potent version of “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2),” which featured 10 adorable children who removed orange prison jumpsuits to reveal black “RESIST” T-shirts.

Those songs followed the centerpiece of the first half of Waters’ show — a four-song suite from his recent “Is This the Life We Really Want?” solo album.

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