Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets are an English psychedelic rock band formed in 2018 by drummer Nick Mason and guitarist Lee Harris to perform the early music of Mason's band Pink Floyd. The band also includes Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet on guitars and vocals and longtime Pink Floyd collaborator Guy Pratt on bass and vocals. Mason said the group were not a tribute band, but wanted to "capture the spirit" of the era; he stressed that Kemp was not a replacement for original Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett, who left the band in 1968.
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
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 a European tour in September 2018.
In 2016, Mason curated the box set The Early Years 1965-1972, which documents Pink Floyd's psychedelic work before Dark Side of the Moon. The set contains much live material from the period that Mason wished 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 Floyd shows from 1969 to 1972.
"I didn't want to go out and be doing another Australian Pink Floyd, or what Roger's doing [or] what David does," Mason noted. "I thought it needed to be something a bit different after the V&A exhibition – which I've really enjoyed doing, but you end up feeling like you belong to English Heritage. Everything you talk about and do is something that happened forty years ago. It was actually beginning to make me feel a bit old. So it was the right time."
Some songs performed on the 2018 tour – such as "Lucifer Sam", "Arnold Layne", "Bike" and "Fearless" – were never performed live by Pink Floyd's early incarnations, save for mimed TV appearances. (Although "Arnold Layne" was frequently performed on David Gilmour's 2006 tour and by Gilmour, Mason, and Richard Wright at The Madcap's Last Laugh, a Syd Barrett tribute show in May 2007. And "Lucifer Sam" was performed by Syd Barrett's short-lived band Stars in 1972.) "Vegetable Man", recorded in 1967, was first released as part of the Early Years boxset in 2016.
In autumn 2019 Mason announced a 2020 April/May UK & Ireland tour called More Games for May. The tour was postponed until October owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 30 January 2020, Mason announced a live album and film, titled Live at the Roundhouse – a trailer for which was released via the Pink Floyd YouTube channel. Recorded during 3 May and 4 May 2019 at the Roundhouse in London, the album, DVD, and Blu-ray are to be released on 17 April 2020.
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
- "Interstellar Overdrive"
- "Astronomy Domine"
- "Lucifer Sam"
- "Obscured by Clouds" / "When You're In"
- "Remember a Day" (added March 2019)
- "Arnold Layne"
- "Vegetable Man" (added September 2018)
- "If" / "Atom Heart Mother (excerpt)" / "If (reprise)" (added September 2018)
- "The Nile Song"
- "Green Is the Colour"
- "Let There Be More Light"
- "Childhood's End" (added 12 March 2019; added to this position from 13 March 2019)
- "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|
|North America 2019|
|12 March 2019||Vancouver||Canada||Queen Elizabeth Theatre||Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly|
|13 March 2019||Seattle||United States||Paramount Theatre|
|15 March 2019||San Francisco||SF Masonic Auditorium|
|16 March 2019||Los Angeles||The Wiltern|
|17 March 2019|
|19 March 2019||Phoenix||Comerica Theatre|
|21 March 2019||Denver||Paramount Theatre|
|24 March 2019||Dallas||The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory|
|25 March 2019||Houston||Jones Hall|
|27 March 2019||Miami Beach||The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater|
|29 March 2019||Atlanta||Tabernacle|
|31 March 2019||St Louis||Stifel Theatre|
|1 April 2019||Milwaukee||Riverside Theatre|
|3 April 2019||Minneapolis||Orpheum Theatre|
|4 April 2019||Chicago||Chicago Theatre|
|5 April 2019||Indianapolis||Murat Theatre at Old National Centre|
|7 April 2019||Columbus||Palace Theatre|
|8 April 2019||Akron||Akron Civic Theatre|
|9 April 2019||Detroit||The Fillmore Detroit|
|11 April 2019||Buffalo||Shea's Performing Arts Center|
|12 April 2019||Wallingford||Toyota Oakdale Theatre|
|13 April 2019||Boston||Orpheum Theatre|
|15 April 2019||Montreal||Canada||Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier|
|16 April 2019||Toronto||Sony Centre for the Performing Arts|
|18 April 2019||New York City||United States||Beacon Theatre|
|19 April 2019|
|20 April 2019||Philadelphia||Metropolitan Opera House|
|22 April 2019||Washington, D.C.||DAR Constitution Hall|
|United Kingdom 2019|
|29 April 2019||Cardiff||Wales||St. David's Hall||McNally Waters|
|30 April 2019||Aylesbury||England||Friars|
|1 May 2019||Cambridge||Corn Exchange|
|3 May 2019||London||The Roundhouse|
|4 May 2019|
|3 July 2019||Ulm||Germany||Klosterhof Wiblingen||none|
|5 July 2019||Augst||Switzerland||Augusta Raurica||Anathema|
|6 July 2019||Nîmes||France||Arena of Nîmes||none|
|8 July 2019||Chieti||Italy||Arena La Civitella|
|10 July 2019||Valletta||Malta||Mediterranean Conference Centre|
|12 July 2019||Taormina||Italy||Teatro antico di Taormina|
|14 July 2019||Ravenna||Palazzo Mauro de André|
|16 July 2019||Rome||Cavea, Auditorium Parco della Musica|
|17 July 2019||Perugia||Arena Santa Giuliana|
|18 July 2019||Brescia||Piazza della Loggia|
|20 July 2019||Sankt Goarshausen||Germany||Freilichtbühne Loreley|
|21 July 2019||Lyon||France||Ancient Theatre of Fourvière|
|23 July 2019||Amsterdam||Netherlands||RAI Theatre|
|25 July 2019||Prague||Czech Republic||Lucerna palace|
|27 July 2019||Warsaw||Poland||Arena COS Torwar|
|More Games for May – Europe 2020|
|23 April 2020||Guildford||England||G Live||–|
|24 April 2020||Brighton||Brighton Dome||–|
|25 April 2020||Oxford||New Theatre||–|
|27 April 2020||Ipswich||The Regent||–|
|29 April 2020||Dublin||Ireland||The Convention Centre Dublin||–|
|1 May 2020||York||England||Barbican Theatre||–|
|2 May 2020||Leicester||De Montfort Hall||–|
|4 May 2020||Southampton||Mayflower Theatre||—|
|5 May 2020||Cardiff||Wales||St. David's Hall||—|
|7 May 2020||London||England||Royal Albert Hall||—|
|8 May 2020||Liverpool||Philharmonic Hall||—|
|9 May 2020||Sheffield||City Hall||—|
|11 May 2020||Birmingham||Symphony Hall||—|
|12 May 2020||Bath||The Forum||—|
|14 May 2020||Gateshead||The Sage||—|
|15 May 2020||Manchester||O2 Apollo||—|
|16 May 2020||Edinburgh||Scotland||Usher Hall||–|
|18 May 2020||Brussels||Belgium||Cirque Royal||–|
|19 May 2020||Luxembourg City||Luxembourg||Den Atelier||–|
|20 May 2020||Freiburg||Germany||Konzerthaus||–|
|22 May 2020||Paris||France||Grand Rex||–|
|23 May 2020||Lucerne||Switzerland||KKL||–|
|24 May 2020||Nuremberg||Germany||Meistersinger Halle||–|
|26 May 2020||Vienna||Austria||Gasometer||–|
|27 May 2020||Prague||Czech Republic||Forum||–|
|28 May 2020||Frankfurt||Germany||Jahrhunderthalle||–|
|30 May 2020||Münster||Münsterlandhalle||–|
|31 May 2020||Eindhoven||Netherlands||Muziekgebouw||–|
|2 June 2020||Hamburg||Germany||Laeiszhalle||–|
|3 June 2020||Berlin||Tempodrom||–|
|5 June 2020||Randers||Denmark||Værket||–|
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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.
- "Saucerful Of Secrets". Facebook. 4 February 2019.
Just announced: English musician Sam Duckworth, known as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., will be supporting us during our North American tour
- "McNally Waters". Facebook. 26 February 2019.
We are excited to announce that McNally Waters will be supporting Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets UK tour!