The Man and The Journey Tour

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The Man and The Journey Tour
Tour by Pink Floyd
Associated album A Saucerful of Secrets
Start date 27 March 1969
End date 26 June 1969
Legs 1
No. of shows 29 (31 scheduled)
Pink Floyd concert chronology

The Man and The Journey tour was an informal (mostly English) concert tour of a few dates by Pink Floyd during which the conceptual music piece The Man and The Journey was played. It started on 27 March 1969 and ended on 26 June 1969.


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
27 March 1969 Chesterfield England St James's Hall (first live performance of "The Man and The Journey")
9 April 1969 London BBC Paris Cinema
14 April 1969 Royal Festival Hall
19 April 1969 Stuttgart West Germany SDR TV Villaberg TV Studios
23 April 1969 Hamburg NDR Funkhaus
24 April 1969 Star Club
26 April 1969 London Borough of Bromley England Bromley Technical College
27 April 1969 Birmingham Mothers
2 May 1969 Manchester Manchester College of Commerce
3 May 1969 London Queen Mary College
9 May 1969 Southampton University of Southampton Students' Union
10 May 1969 Nottingham Notts Country F.C.
12 May 1969 London BBC Radio 1 Top Gear
15 May 1969 Coventry Locarno Ballroom
16 May 1969 Leeds Town Hall
24 May 1969 Sheffield City Oval Hall
25 May 1969 London Roundhouse
29 May 1969 Bristol HTV TV Studios (Fusions)
30 May 1969 Croydon Fairfield Halls
31 May 1969 Oxford Pembroke College
8 June 1969 Cambridge Rex Ballroom
10 June 1969 Belfast Northern Ireland Ulster Hall
13 June 1969 Exeter England University of Exeter
14 June 1969 Bristol Colston Hall
15 June 1969 Portsmouth Guildhall
16 June 1969 Brighton Brighton Dome
20 June 1969 Birmingham Town Hall
21 June 1969 Liverpool Royal Philharmonic
22 June 1969 Manchester Free Trade Hall
24 June 1969 Oxford The Queen's College
26 June 1969 London Royal Albert Hall
17 June 1969 Amsterdam Netherlands Concertgebouw
24 September 1969 Maastricht Staargebouw


A typical "The Man and the Journey tour" set list would include :

Set One
No. Title Length
1. "Daybreak, Pt. I" ("Grantchester Meadows," released on Ummagumma)  
2. "Work" (Percussion and vibraphone with musical sawing & hammering)  
3. "Teatime" (The band were served tea on stage)  
4. "Afternoon" ("Biding My Time," later released on Relics)  
5. "Doing It!" (part of "The Grand Vizier's Garden Party" section 2 ("Performance") on Ummagumma, or sometimes a medley of "Up the Khyber" (More soundtrack) and "Heart Beat, Pig Meat" (Zabriskie Point soundtrack))  
6. "Sleep" ("Quicksilver," also released on More soundtrack)  
7. "Nightmare" ("Cymbaline," also released on the More soundtrack)  
8. "Daybreak Pt. II" (instrumental reprise of "Grantchester Meadows" with alarm clocks, or the "Exit" movement of "The Grand Vizier's Garden Party")  
Set Two
No. Title Length
1. "The Beginning" ("Green is the Colour," also released on the More soundtrack)  
2. "Beset By Creatures of the Deep" ("Careful With That Axe, Eugene," b-side of "Point Me at the Sky")  
3. "The Narrow Way" (Part 3, from Ummagumma)  
4. "The Pink Jungle" ("Pow R. Toc H.," from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn)  
5. "The Labyrinths of Auximines" (Instrumental section of "Let There Be More Light," from A Saucerful of Secrets)  
6. "Behold the Temple of Light" (Jam of a piece briefly included at the very end of "The Narrow Way" (part 2) on Ummagumma)  
7. "The End of the Beginning" ("Celestial Voices" from "A Saucerful of Secrets")  
Encores (when played)
No. Title Length
1. "Interstellar Overdrive" (on 24 May in Sheffield)  
2. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" (on 22 and 26 June in Manchester)  

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