WARSAW, Poland — Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled planned concerts in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine, Polish media reported on Saturday.
An official at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was due to give two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place.
“The manager of Roger Waters decided to withdraw… for no reason,” Lukasz Pytko of Tauron Arena Krakow said in comments from Polish media on Saturday.
The website for Waters’ “This Is Not a Drill” concert tour did not list the Krakow concerts previously scheduled for April 21-22.
Krakow city councilors were due to vote next week on a proposal to name Waters persona non grata, expressing “outrage” at the musician’s stance on the war in Ukraine.
Waters wrote an open letter to Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska early this month, blaming “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for “your country on the path to this disastrous war.” He also criticized the West for supplying weapons to Ukraine, blaming Washington in particular.
Waters has also criticized NATO, accusing it of provoking Russia.