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.
A film is to be released by Trafalgar Releasing based on the Roger Waters Us & Them tour which spanned 156 shows in 2017/18 and is chalked in for an Autumn 2019 release.
The film will be in cinemas in an event similar to The Wall that Roger Waters did back in 2015. It will be shown globally. As more information is know, it will be on this website so make sure you get our newsletter.
Waters performed a total of 156 shows to 2.3M people on the Us + Them tour – taking in appearances in North America, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Russia, Latin America and Mexico. The show features songs from Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals and Wish You Were Here, plus songs from Waters’ new album Is This The Life We Really Want?.
Speaking about the film, Waters’ manager, Mark Fenwick said: “Roger has been the innovator of theatre in arena and stadium rock and roll since the early 70’s. He is legendary for pushing the boundaries of surround sound and visual entertainment with his message of love and humanity through Us + Them”.
Since its launch in 2006, Trafalgar Releasing – formerly operating as Picturehouse Entertainment – has worked on the likes of Funny Girl The Musical starring Sheridan Smith and The Rocky Horror Show Live, as well as having success with cinematic releases from Coldplay, Muse and BTS.
Us + Them will mark the second collaboration between Trafalgar and Roger Waters, following on from 2015’s Roger Waters The Wall.