Ex-Pink Floyd star Roger Waters (79) is legally defending himself against the planned cancellation of his concerts in Frankfurt and Munich: This is "unconstitutional", his management has now declared.
The city of Frankfurt had announced that it would ban a performance by Waters planned for May 28, citing his "continued anti-Israel behavior". According to media reports, the city of Munich is planning something similar.
Waters' management now said that this was "a blatant attempt to silence him": "The rejection is based on the false accusation that Roger Waters is anti-Semitic, which he is not." Waters' lawyers should now "take all necessary steps to challenge the decision" so that "his human right to freedom of expression" is protected.
In the past, the controversial musician had repeatedly called for a boycott of Israel and accused the Jewish state of "mass murder against the Palestinians". At concerts he also released pig-shaped balloons depicting a Star of David.
The 79-year-old also recently caused a stir with statements about Russia. He believes that NATO forced Putin to attack Ukraine. In addition, he, Waters, was "on a kill list supported by the Ukrainian government".