Roger Waters announces 2017 North American 'Us + Them' tour

SANDY COHEN
Associated Press
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Roger Waters performs on day 3 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Fresh off his politically charged performance at the Desert Trip music festival in California, Roger Waters says he'll launch a 51-city North American tour next year.

The Pink Floyd co-founder says he's planning a new multimedia show and will unveil new music on the "Us + Them" tour beginning May 26, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. He's also wrapping up a new album that he says includes "the first love songs I've ever written."

The 73-year-old singer-songwriter dazzled audiences with his Desert Trip performance on Oct. 9 that featured custom animation on a 240-foot-long digital screen and a quadrophonic audio system built just for the event. He's set to repeat the performance on Sunday.

Tickets for "Us + Them" go on sale Oct. 21.