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Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters cancels concerts in Poland due to backlash over views on Russia’s war in Ukraine

Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters cancels concerts in Poland due to backlash over views on Russia's war in Ukraine

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Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd He canceled upcoming concerts in Poland due to the backlash sparked by his beliefs about Russia’s war against Ukraine, which he attributes to Ukraine’s “ultra-nationalists”.

Waters had initially planned to perform two concerts at the Tauron Arena in Krakoween in April, but an arena official confirmed that the events had been cancelled.

“Roger Waters’ coach has decided to withdraw … without giving reasons,” Polish media quoted Torun Arena Krakow’s Lukas Petko as saying on Saturday.

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(File photo) Polish media reported that Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, has canceled planned concerts in Poland amid anger over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine.

The Waters’ concert website, “This Is Not a Drill,” does not include a file Concerts in Krakow It was previously scheduled for April 21 and 22.

Krakow city council members were expected to vote next week on a motion to classify Waters as persona non grata. They intended to express their “indignation” at his controversial views on Russia’s war on Ukraine.

(File photo) Waters had initially planned to perform two concerts at the Tauron Arena in Krakoween in April, but an arena official confirmed that the events had been cancelled.

(File photo) Waters had initially planned to perform two concerts at the Tauron Arena in Krakoween in April, but an arena official confirmed that the events had been cancelled.

In an open letter to Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska earlier this month, Waters blamed “ultra-nationalists” in Ukraine for putting the country “on the path of this disastrous war.”

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The musician, who is British, also criticized the West and the United States in particular supply ukraine with weapons.

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(file photo) Krakow city council members were expected to vote next week on a motion to classify Waters as persona non grata.

(file photo) Krakow city council members were expected to vote next week on a motion to classify Waters as persona non grata.

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In addition, Waters criticized NATO and accused the alliance of provoking Russia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.