Born on September 6, 1943 in Surrey , England as George Roger Waters, much of Waters music he came to make was inspired by the heroic death of his father Eric Fletcher Waters who died in combat at Anzio in World War II when Roger Waters was just an infant. Though he has no visual memories of his father, Roger Waters has many a song commemorating his father's life and heroic ways in "Corporal Clegg", "Free Four", "When The Tigers Broke Free" and "The Fletcher Memorial Home".
Throughout his childhood in Cambridge , Roger Waters attended the Morely Memorial Junior High followed by the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys along with Syd Barrett. Soon enough he met fellow musicians that went to the high school down the road, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright. It was in 1965 that Roger Waters and Barrett came together and co-founded the phenomenon that would come known as Pink Floyd. For a good two decades Pink Floyd rocked it hard, but near the middle of the 80's there were some problems arising that could not be reconciled and Roger Waters bowed out gracefully and decided to start in on his solo career.
IIn 1984, Roger Waters released is first debut solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking . People fell in love with Roger as a one-man act, and soon enough his first album was certified Gold by RIAA. It was definitely a different sound than Pink Floyd and it was a turn in his music that Roger Waters had wanted to head into but was not supported by when he was with the boys of Pink Floyd.
Since he started off on his solo career, Roger Waters has released eight solo discs, including Music from The Body , The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking , Radio K.A.O.S., The Wall - Live in Berlin , Amused to Death, In the Flesh - Live , Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Volume 1 and Ca Ira . Throughout his solo career, Roger Waters has done what the majority try and fail at, but he has excelled with flying colors. Waters has been a part of a legendary group such as Pink Floyd and then went on to make a successful solo career for himself.
Life is definitely good for Roger Waters and he is ready to share it once again with his adoring and ever faithful fan base with his live 2009 concert tour. Stay in the know with ticket information and tour dates as they become available for your tickets to see the rock icon that is Roger Waters live this 2009.