The city council and the authorities of the state of Hessen decided to cancel the performance on May 28. The argument was based on Waters’ long-standing anti-Semitic position, which included likening Israel to Nazi Germany and naming it a “failed political project.”

Former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters is also known for his generally anti-Western views. Considers US President Biden a “war criminal.” In particular, he is friends with self-proclaimed Venezuelan President Maduro, and his letter to Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska urging her to convince her husband to “stop the bloody slaughter” in the country. In addition, Roger Waters has used a speech to the United Nations on February 8, to repeat his controversial claim that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was “provoked”.