Roger Waters of Pink Floyd: “Billboard” Speaker

By: Alexandria Sardam - September 28, 2013

English singer/songwriter God, Roger Waters (yes, the same Roger of the badass rock band, Pink Floyd) is still influencing crowds. And no, I’m not talking about the impact he’s had on the thousands of fans gathering at his recent Wall Live tours either.

Waters will be entertaining fans in a different, much-less “Broadway spectacle ” manner as he was named the keynote Q&A speaker at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards. The special event will take place Nov. 13-14 in New York.

Now that Waters is finishing up the last little bit of his Wall Live tour, he has some extra time to donate-and what better way to use his free time than to speak to large crowds?

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Waters tour has become one of the most successful tours in history. It took home top honors at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards as well as being a finalist in top Draw and top Boxscore.

Ray Waddell, Billboard’s executive director of content and programming, touring and live entertainment had nothing but pleasant things to say about the upcoming conference.

“Roger Waters is one of the most compelling subjects I’ve ever interviewed, and I am thrilled that he will be our keynote Q&A at the conference,” said Waddell.

“His impact on music and the live experience is undeniable, but his interests and opinions transcend the music industry. This is guaranteed to be a fascinating session,” said Waddell.

Waddell will be conducting the interview with Waters.

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Alexandria SardamAlexandria is a recent Kentucky journalism grad with a passion for all things music. When she's not covering a festival, she's out scouring record store shelves for the latest vinyl find. She also likes nail polish and dogs. Follow Alex's tweets @deadheadal or shoot her an e-mail She welcomes all comments!

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