When Roger Waters Joined Nick Mason for a Mini Pink Floyd Reunion

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Roger Waters and Nick Mason at NYC’s Beacon Theatre, April 18, 2019

Roger Waters joined his fellow Pink Floyd member, Nick Mason, on stage on April 18, 2019, in New York, for a mini-reunion of sorts. Mason was in the midst of a North American tour with his band Saucerful of Secrets.

Fifteen songs into Mason’s set at the Beacon Theatre, Waters came on stage to perform the early Floyd song “Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun,” which Waters wrote for the band’s 1968 album, A Saucerful of Secrets.

Mason’s band first performed its live show of early Pink Floyd material to U.K. and European audiences in 2018. The 2019 North American tour ran from March 12 until April 22.

Saucerful of Secrets continues to tour. Tickets are available here and here. A live release arrived in 2020.

This tour marked Pink Floyd co-founder and drummer Nick Mason’s first performances in North America since Pink Floyd’s July 18, 1994, concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., as part of the Division Bell Tour.

Watch the mini-Floyd reunion at the Beacon Theatre

“With the help of some like-minded friends, I have embarked on a voyage of discovery of the music that was the launch pad of Pink Floyd and my working life,” said Mason in a press release announcing the tour. “It seems too early to retire, and I missed the interaction with other musicians.” Mason was born Jan. 27, 1944.

Nick Mason

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets are Nick Mason, Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, longtime Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris and keyboardist Dom Beken. The band’s live show includes songs from albums such as The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and others.

Pink Floyd are one of the best selling music artists of all time and Mason is a co-founder and the only constant member of the band performing on all of their albums as well as all of their live shows.

Watch them perform “Fearless” from the live album

In April 2022, Mason and David Gilmour released a new Pink Floyd song.

Waters, born Sept. 6, 1943, began his “This is Not a Drill” tour in 2022.

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  1. Artvid durie
    #1 Artvid durie 20 September, 2018, 12:27

    I am a 96 decible freak!!

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  2. Mike L
    #2 Mike L 14 November, 2018, 01:45

    Really can’t wait to see and hear all the early Floyd tunes I grew up loving but was too young to see them performed live. The band Nick put together sounds excellent and it sure seems like it’ll be one of the most psychedelic shows I’ve ever seen. I hope they do add some more songs from Meddle and Atom heart mother like Nick mentioned cause Meddle is easily one of the best Floyd albums they ever recorded. IMHO. Just wish I knew they were gonna add a second night at the beacon cause I generally prefer the second or third nights of a tour stop since the band is usually warmer to the stage on the second night but I’m just happy that he’s doing this. A nice edible and some herb will really help to enjoy the psychedelic sounds that are sure to be a trip in themselves!!

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  3. Mike L
    #3 Mike L 28 January, 2020, 02:00

    I see I left a comment on the original post about Nick touring…ha.. it’s funny reading back how I wished I knew that they were adding a second night. So so thankful we got Tix to that first and only night Roger has played with Nick. That show was so phenomenal. Just absolutely fantastic from beginning to end. It was definitely the most psychedlic show I’ve ever seen! And they did such great justice to all the old Floyd tunes. Having Roger come out was wild ..talk about a deafening roar from the crowd. Would have been cool to have him sit in on a few more songs but me and my friend were super happy we got to see the one show he sat in on. I’m really hoping Nick keeps touring with this band… although Roger’s last tour was really good… and the only time I’ve ever liked one of his solo tours..if I had to choose I’d definitely take Nick’s tour over his in a heartbeat. There’s nothing like hearing those really old Floyd songs!!

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  4. Da Mick
    #4 Da Mick 19 April, 2024, 00:59

    From what I saw of that video of Roger Waters “sitting in,” it appeared that he was just screwing around to me. I wasn’t there, and Mike L seemed impressed with Waters’ appearance and performance, but from what I could get from the video, I came away with the impression more than anything that Waters was more disrespectful to Mason and his faux “Pink Floyd Show” more than anything else in his own snarky way. Perhaps I’m wrong, but that was my impression upon first viewing it.

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