Rock icon has no plans for reunion
Michael Baggs

10:02 4th January 2013

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Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters claims he can never see a time when he will reunite with former bandmates David Gimour and Nick Mason - saying the band has been 'over' for nearly 30 years.

Waters is set to perform the band's iconic album Dark Side Of The Moon at Wembley Stadium in September of this year, but despite him still performing the band's music and his friendship with fellow member Nick Mason, the band are unlikely to perform together any time soon.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Waters says: "I can't. I'm having dinner with Nick tonight. He'd jump back in a heartbeat.

"But I left Pink Floyd for very good reasons and it was the right and proper thing to do. It was over in 1985 and it's still over."

Waters first perform Dark Side Of The Moon live in 2005, and since then, feels his solo career has blossomed.

"Suddenly I'm touring with a brand name, which is The Dark Side Of The Moon, and people began connecting it with me. 'Oh that's who Roger Waters is. We never knew that," he adds. "Being able to tour with my band instead of Pink Floyd was my breakthrough."

Roger Waters performing live in Berlin in 2011

Waters will perform at Wembley Stadium on 14 September, 2013. He has previously spoken about how advances in technology mean he is more comfortable taking the show to larger venues, after he previously stated he would not perform the show in an outdoor setting.

He added: "I've had to rethink the whole thing about stadiums. This wide wall stadium show couldn't have been done 40 years ago.

"We couldn't have filled the space in a way that would have been emotionally, musically and theatrically satisfying. Technology has changed. Now we can."

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Below: the big gigs of 2013 we're most excited about

  • Alt-J play their biggest headline shows to date in May 2013 following their Mercury Music Prize win in 2012.

  • Bloc Party make a homecoming gig in London when they play Earl's Court Arena in February 2013.

  • Plan B will be switching between his agitated hip-hop and smooth suited soul during his arena tour in early 2013.

  • Sigur Ros will be hoping to make up for their disastrous appearance at Bestival with a UK tour in March 2013.

  • The X Factor proved this year that nobody can sing Maroon 5 songs besides Adam Levine. Catch his high-pitched skills on an arena tour in June 2013.

  • The Vaccines will cap off an astonishingly successful two years in their life by headlining the O2 Arena in London next May.

  • Pink brings her 'Truth About Love' tour to the UK in April. Anyone who has seen the US star in concert before will know to expect theatrics aplenty from the 'So What' star.

  • Two Door Cinema Club will start 2013 in style with a run of sure to be huge gigs in January.

  • Kings Of Leon perform shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June 2013.

  • Rita Ora will headline her Radioactive tour across eight dates in January and February next year.

  • One of the biggest bands in the UK - if not the world, Muse perform a number of UK stadium dates as part of their 2013 European tour in May and June.

  • Robbie Williams makes good his promise of perform new album Take The Crown in stadiums as he plays huge UK venues in June 2013.

  • Bruce Springsteen will be hoping to better his Hyde Park show with his June and July shows in 2013.

  • She never stops! Rihanna returns to the UK for live shows in June and July 2013 - among some festival shows - for her Diamonds tour.

  • Solange Knowles (Beyonce's younger, cooler sister) begin her reign in 2013 with two shows in London in January.

  • Kraftwerk perform at London's Tate Modern in February 2013. This isn't just one show - the band will perform all eight of their studio albums, in full, between 6-14 March.

  • Frank Ocean has suggested that he will hit the UK this Summer after cancelling dates earlier this year.

  • The XX will be playing at Osterley Park in London on June 2013 as part of 'Night + Day' - a series of performances in 'unique and beautful' locations.

  • Tom Odell, the first male winner of the Brit Awards' Critics Choice will play a series of UK gigs in March.

  • The nations favourite ska band, The Specials will be making a return in May.

  • With new album 'Holy Fire' out in February, Foals give fans just enough time to learn the new songs before they hit the road in March.

  • The Killers return to the UK next year, playing 2 dates in Manchester in February and Wembley Stadium in June.

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