Roger Waters Reunites With Pink Floyd Bandmate Nick Mason

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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 Thursday night (April 18) in New York for a mini-reunion of sorts. Mason is 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 has a second concert at the Beacon tonight (April 19).

Mason’s current band first performed its live show of early Pink Floyd material to U.K. and European audiences in 2018. The current 28-date North American tour, originally announced on September 25, kicked off March 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and concludes April 22 in Washington, D.C.

Mason has added more European dates for summer 2019.

This tour marks 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.”

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.

From an earlier announcement: “Very few bands are as culturally important as Pink Floyd. They 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. This is his first live musical tour since Pink Floyd’s Division Bell Tour in 1994.”

Related: Mason released a boxed set of his solo work in 2018

Watch a clip from an earlier concert by the band

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets 2019 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

April 30 — Aylesbury, UK – Friars
May 01 — Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange
May 03 — London, UK – Roundhouse
May 04 — London, UK – Roundhouse
Jul 03 — Ulm, Germany – Wiblinger Sommerkonzerte
Jul 05 — Augst, Switzerland – Augusta Raurica Open Air
Jul 06 — Nimes, France – Nimes Arena
Jul 08 – Chieti, Italy – Arena La Civitella
Jul 10 – Malta – Piazza St. George
Jul 14 – Pala de Andre, Italy – Ravenna Festival
Jul 16 – _, Italy – Cava dell’Auditorium
Jul 17 – Perugia, Italy – Umbria Jazz Festival @ Arena Santa Giuliana
Jul 18 – Brescia, Italy – Piazza Della Loggia
Jul 20 – St. Goarshausen, Germany – Night of the Prog Festival
Jul 21 – Lyon, France – Nuits de Fourviere
Jul 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Rai Theatre

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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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