Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
|Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets|
The members of Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets bowing after a show at the O2 Apollo Manchester in 2018
|Associated acts||Pink Floyd|
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets are an English psychedelic rock band formed in 2018 by drummer Nick Mason to perform the early music of his band Pink Floyd. The band includes Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet on guitars and vocals, longtime Pink Floyd collaborator Guy Pratt on bass, and Lee Harris on guitar and backing vocals. Mason said the group were not a tribute band, but wanted to "capture the spirit" of the era, and stressed that Kemp was not a replacement for original Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett.
The band made their live debut in May 2018 in front of an invited audience at Dingwalls in London, playing a selection of Pink Floyd material released before their 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon. This was followed by three small shows at The Half Moon, Putney and European tour in September 2018.
In 2016, Mason curated the Pink Floyd boxset, The Early Years 1965-1972, which documents the pre-Dark Side of the Moon (1973) era of psychedelia and experimentation and the band replacing guitarist and frontman, Syd Barrett with David Gilmour. The boxset contains much live material from the period which Mason says he wishes to revisit on his 2018 tour. Songs such as "Astronomy Domine", "Green Is the Colour", "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", "A Saucerful of Secrets" and "One of These Days" were staples of early Pink Floyd shows from 1969-1972. Other songs which Mason and his band will be performing on the 2018 tour, such as "Lucifer Sam", "Arnold Layne", "Bike" and "Fearless" were never performed live by Pink Floyd during this era (save for some mimed TV appearances), though Gilmour frequently performed "Arnold Layne" on his 2006 tour; the song was also performed by Pink Floyd (minus Roger Waters) at The Madcap's Last Laugh, a Syd Barrett tribute show in May 2007. "Lucifer Sam" was also perfomed by Syd Barrett's short-lived band Stars in 1972. The song "Vegetable Man", recorded in 1967 was first released as part of the Early Years boxset in 2016.
The 2018 tour is Mason's first concert tour since Pink Floyd's 1994 tour in support of The Division Bell (1994) album. Emma Tricca was announced as the support act for the European tour on 15 August 2018, she will be promoting her album, St. Peter (2018).
On 25 September 2018 the official Facebook pages of both the band and Mason both announced that a tour of the UK is scheduled for April 2019 and that North America dates were to follow "soon".
- Nick Mason - drums, gong, bell
- Guy Pratt - bass, vocals, cymbals on "A Saucerful of Secrets", gong on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
- Gary Kemp - guitars, vocals
- Lee Harris - guitars, backing vocals
- Dom Beken - keyboards, programming
- "Interstellar Overdrive" (abridged)
- "Astronomy Domine"
- "Lucifer Sam"
- "Obscured by Clouds / When You're In"
- "Arnold Layne"
- "Vegetable Man" (added September 2018)
- "Medley: If (excerpt)" / "Atom Heart Mother (excerpt)" / "If (reprise)" (added September 2018)
- "The Nile Song"
- "Green Is the Colour"
- "Let There Be More Light"
- "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
- "See Emily Play"
- "One of These Days"
|20 May 2018||London||England||Dingwalls||none|
|21 May 2018||The Half Moon|
|23 May 2018|
|24 May 2018|
|2 September 2018||Stockholm||Sweden||Cirkus||Emma Tricca|
|3 September 2018||Copenhagen||Denmark||Forum Black Box|
|4 September 2018||Rostock||Germany||Moya|
|6 September 2018||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Royal Theatre Carré|
|8 September 2018||Antwerp||Belgium||Stadsschouwburg|
|9 September 2018||Luxembourg City||Luxembourg||Den Atelier|
|10 September 2018||Paris||France||Olympia|
|11 September 2018||Düsseldorf||Germany||Mitsubishi Electric Halle|
|13 September 2018||Hamburg||Laeiszhalle|
|15 September 2018||Stuttgart||Liederhalle - Beethovensaal|
|16 September 2018||Berlin||Tempodrom|
|17 September 2018||Leipzig||Haus Auensee|
|19 September 2018||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle, Hall F|
|20 September 2018||Milan||Italy||Teatro degli Arcimboldi|
|21 September 2018||Zürich||Switzerland||Samsung Hall|
|23 September 2018||Portsmouth||England||Portsmouth Guildhall|
|24 September 2018||London||The Roundhouse|
|25 September 2018||Birmingham||Symphony Hall|
|27 September 2018||Manchester||O2 Apollo Manchester|
|28 September 2018||Glasgow||Scotland||SEC Armadillo|
|29 September 2018||Nottingham||England||Royal Concert Hall|
|United Kingdom 2019|
|29 April 2019||Cardiff||Wales||St. David's Hall||—|
|30 April 2019||Aylesbury||England||Friars||—|
|1 May 2019||Cambridge||Corn Exchange||—|
|3 May 2019||London||The Roundhouse||—|
|4 May 2019||—|
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- Richards, Sam (18 May 2018). "Why Nick Mason is rebooting Syd-era Pink Floyd - Uncut". Uncut. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- McCormick, Neil (21 May 2018). "Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets review, Dingwalls: thrilling return to weirdness of Sixties Pink Floyd". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- Hunt, El (17 April 2018). "Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd material with supergroup". NME. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- Kielty, Martin. "Nick Mason's Pink Floyd Supergroup Announces Debut Tour". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "Nick Mason (Official)". Facebook. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
We're very pleased to be announcing that the amazing Emma Tricca will be joining Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets tour as support.
- "Emma Tricca". Retrieved 6 September 2018.
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