Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

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Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
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The members of Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets bowing after a show at the O2 Apollo Manchester in 2018
Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Psychedelic rock
Years active 2018 (2018)–present
Associated acts Pink Floyd
Members

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] This was followed by three small shows at The Half Moon, Putney[4] and European tour in September 2018.[5]

Background[edit]

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,[6][7] 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".

Band[edit]

Set list[edit]

  1. "Interstellar Overdrive" (abridged)
  2. "Astronomy Domine"
  3. "Lucifer Sam"
  4. "Fearless"
  5. "Obscured by Clouds / When You're In"
  6. "Arnold Layne"
  7. "Vegetable Man" (added September 2018)
  8. "Medley: If (excerpt)" / "Atom Heart Mother (excerpt)" / "If (reprise)" (added September 2018)
  9. "The Nile Song"
  10. "Green Is the Colour"
  11. "Let There Be More Light"
  12. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
  13. "See Emily Play"
  14. "Bike"
  15. "One of These Days"

Encore:

  1. "A Saucerful of Secrets"
  2. "Point Me at the Sky"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Supporting act
Pre-tour shows
20 May 2018 London England Dingwalls none
21 May 2018 The Half Moon
23 May 2018
24 May 2018
Europe 2018
2 September 2018 Stockholm Sweden Cirkus Emma Tricca[6][7]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazza, Ed (30 May 2018). "Pink Floyd Co-Founder Forms New Act To Play The Band's Earliest Songs". HuffPost UK. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  2. ^ Richards, Sam (18 May 2018). "Why Nick Mason is rebooting Syd-era Pink Floyd - Uncut". Uncut. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Hunt, El (17 April 2018). "Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd material with supergroup". NME. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ Kielty, Martin. "Nick Mason's Pink Floyd Supergroup Announces Debut Tour". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b "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.
  7. ^ a b "Emma Tricca". Retrieved 6 September 2018.