Watch fan-filmed footage of the spectacular first show on Roger Waters' European This Is Not A Drill tour

Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill
(Image credit: Tó Trigo YouTube)

Roger Waters kicked off the European leg of his This Is Not A Drill tour with two shows at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal last weekend (March 17/18), and thanks to YouTuber 'Tó Trigo' you can now watch footage of the spectacular in-the-round March 17 show on the video-sharing platform.

Before it even launched in Europe, the former Pink Floyd leader's 2023 tour has generated headlines.

Waters was booked to play in Frankfurt on May 28 as part of the This Is Not a Drill tour, but the show was pulled by the city council, who cited "the persistent anti-Israel behaviour" of the former Pink Floyd frontman. A petition launched to reverse the decision made by officials at Frankfurt City Council has been signed by Waters' former Pink Floyd colleague Nick Mason, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton Rage Against The Machine man Tom Morello and Soft Machine founder Robert Wyatt.

"If you’re one of those ‘I love Pink Floyd but I can’t stand Roger’s politics’ people," runs a pre-recorded announcement ahead of the show, also written out on the screens hanging above the cross-shaped stage, "then you might do well to fuck off to the bar right now."

Roger Waters played:

Set 1:
Comfortably Numb
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3
The Powers That Be
The Bravery of Being Out of Range
The Bar
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Set 2: 

In the Flesh
Run Like Hell
Déjà Vu
Is This the Life We Really Want?
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Two Suns in the Sunset
The Bar (Reprise)
Outside the Wall

UK newspaper The Times hailed the show as "a triumph of arena rock."

Watch the gig in it's entirety below:

Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill setlist

(Image credit: Setlist FM)
Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.