In response to the “unjustified” Germany concert ban, Roger Waters threatens to sue.
According to the artist’s management, the decisions were based on the incorrect accusation that Roger Waters is anti-Semitic.
According to online reports, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has threatened to take legal action over the cancellation of his concerts in Germany.
According to Pressat, a statement released Tuesday by Waters’ management says the rocker has instructed his lawyers to take all necessary steps to reverse this unjustified decision and ensure that his fundamental human right to freedom of expression is protected.
The statement claims that the cancellations were based on “the false accusation that Roger Waters is anti-Semitic, which he is not.”.
If left unchallenged, “this blatant attempt to silence him could have serious and far-reaching consequences for artists and activists around the world.”
The city of Frankfurt announced last month that a Roger Waters concert scheduled for 28 May would be canceled.
The city government cited Waters’ support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, antisemitic imagery at his shows, and past interviews with Hamas-affiliated media as reasons for declaring him a “one of the world’s best-known antisemites”.
The Olympiahalle in Munich is also trying to cancel the artist’s upcoming show (21 May).