Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters in Concert at PPG Paints Arena; Pirates vs. Brewers in Pup Night Action (Tues., 9/19/17)

1) After Syd Barrett’s departure from Pink Floyd, bassist Roger Waters became the group’s chief lyricist. His songwriting often concerned his father, who died in World War Two when Waters was five months old. Waters was the creative force behind The Dark Side of the Moon (’73), Wish You Were Here (’75), and, of course, The Wall (’79), all critical and commercial successes. The Wall Tour was highly theatrical; it was also expensive and appeared in only four cities. Waters left Pink Floyd after 1983’s The Final Cut, resulting in litigation over who owned the band’s name and material. The members later reconciled, and Waters has since toured The Dark Side of the Moon and, from 2010 to 2013, The Wall. His Us + Them Tour, which stops at PPG Paints Arena, mixes solo material, both old and new, and classic Pink Floyd songs. The tour’s title comes from their song “Us and Them.”  8 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (CM)

2) Do you want to go see the battlin’ Buccos play the Milwaukee Brewers, but your dog is giving you the “we don’t spend enough time together” look. Don’t fret the Pirates got you covered with Pup Night, aka bring your dog to the pirate game night. A portion of the proceeds benefit local animal organizations. 7:05 p.m. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.

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