Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has a couple of exciting releases early this year regarding his Saucerful of Secrets touring band which has been going around playing the early days of Pink Floyd music. They are still on tour and have lots of dates this year too.
First up, there will be a cinema screening of Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Live at The Roundhouse. The one night only event takes place at cinemas around the world on Tuesday 10th March 2020, and you can find participating cinemas around the world on the Nick Mason on Film website. It is presented by Trafalgar Releasing who also did Roger Water’s Us and Them cinema screening.
Second, fans will be able to get their hands on the audio and video from the Roundhouse recording. It will be available in three formats including CD/DVD, Vinyl and Blu-ray. These will be released on 17th April 2020.
The Nic Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Band was formed in 2018 to perform the early music of Pink Floyd. Prior to this, Nick had been working on curating the Pink Floyd Early Years boxset so must have whet his appetite for the good old days! The band consisted of Nick Mason on Drums, Guy Pratt on Bass, Gary Kemp on Guitars and Vocals, Lee Harris on Guitar and Dom Beken on Keyboards.
The concert that was recorded occurred at the Roundhouse Theatre
in London and was subjected to 18 cameras many of which were remotely operated
and one of which flew around like a wild bird over the 500 or so friends,
family and fans who assembled below to witness the greatness of early Pink
Floyd played by some top fellas.
The band will be playing early Pink Floyd material and features Guy Pratt on bass, Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet, Lee Harris from The Blockheads on guitars and Dom Beken from The Orb on Keys. Quite a collection of people really. Not to be missed.
Nick Mason the Heartbeat!
I like that Nick now refers to himself as the “Heartbeat” of Pink Floyd! To help promote his solo tours, Roger Waters often emphasised he was the creative force behind Pink Floyd. David Gilmour duly responded by emphasising he is indeed the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd!
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Nick Mason Concert Video
Here is a bit of a spoiler video of Nick and the band playing live in Stockholm last year. It is the whole concert too.
Nick Mason Tour Dates 2019
Here are the 45 dates the band will be playing. Are you going? Let us know and leave a comment below. Alternatively, come and have a chat about it on the NPF Forum/Message Board.
March 12th – QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA March 13th – THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE, SEATTLE, WA, USA March 15th – SF MASONIC AUDITORIUM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA March 16th – THE WILTERN, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA March 17th – THE WILTERN, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA March 19th – COMERICA THEATRE, PHOENIX, AZ, USA March 21st – PARAMOUNT THEATRE, DENVER, CO, USA March 24th – THE PAVILION AT TOYOTA MUSIC FACTORY, DALLAS, TX, USA March 25th – JONES HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, HOUSTON, TX, USA March 27th – THE FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER, MIAMI, FL, USA March 29th – TABERNACLE, ATLANTA, GA, USA March 31st – STIFEL THEATRE, ST LOUIS, MO, USA April 1st – THE RIVERSIDE THEATER, MILWAUKEE, WI, USA April 3rd – ORPHEUM THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA April 4th – THE CHICAGO THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL, USA April 5th – MURAT THEATRE, OLD NATIONAL CENTRE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN, USA April 7th – PALACE THEATRE, COLUMBUS, OH, USA April 8th – AKRON CIVIC THEATRE, AKRON, OH, USA April 9th – THE FILLMORE DETROIT, DETROIT, MI, USA April 11th – SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BUFFALO, NY, USA April 12th – TOYOTA OAKDALE THEATRE, WALLINGFORD, CT, USA April 13th – ORPHEUM THEATRE, BOSTON, MA, USA April 15th – SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER, PLACE DES ARTS, MONTREAL, QC, CANADA April 16th – SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, TORONTO, ON, CANADA April 18th – BEACON THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA April 19th – BEACON THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA April 20th – THE MET, PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA April 22nd – DAR CONSTITUTION HALL, WASHINGTON, DC, USA April 29th – ST DAVID’S HALL, CARDIFF, WALES April 30th – AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE, AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND May 1st – CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND May 3rd – ROUNDHOUSE, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND May 4th – ROUNDHOUSE, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON, ENGLAND July 3rd – KLOSTER WIBLINGEN ULM, ULM, GERMANY July 5th – AUGUSTA RAURICA OPEN AIR, AUGST, SWITERLAND July 6th – LES ARENES DE NIMES, NIMES, FRANCE July 8th – ARENA LA CIVITELLA, CHIETI, ITALY July 10th – PJAZZA SAN GORG/ST GEORGE’S SQUARE, VALETTA, MALTA July 14th – PALAZZO MAURO DE ANDRE, RAVENNA, ITALY July 16th – CAVEA, AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA, ROME, ITALY July 17th – ARENA SANTA GIULIANA, PERUGIA, ITALY July 18th – PIAZZA DELLA LOGGIA, BRESCIA, ITALY July 20th – FREILICHTBUHNE, LORELEY, ST GOARSHAUSEN, GERMANY July 21st – THEATRE ANTIQUE DE LYON, FOURVIERE, LYON, FRANCE July 23rd – RAI THEATRE, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS