In huge news for Australian Pink Floyd fans, NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS will hit our shores for a string of dates this September.
Pink Floyd’s founding drummer and the band’s only constant member since their 1965 formation, Nick Mason originally assembled this supergroup — named after Pink Floyd’s second album, 1968’s ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’ — in 2018, for the fans. His plan for the band was to revive Pink Floyd’s pre-‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ material, much of which had not been played live on stage in decades.
NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS features Mason alongside Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, former Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris and keyboardist Dom Beken, all of whom bring fresh intensity and power to a selection of songs from the iconic band’s halcyon formative years.
NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS initially formed for an invitation-only performance at Dingwalls in Camden, London. By focusing on the legendary British group’s timeless early material, they gave fans an opportunity to experience Pink Floyd songs that had rarely been performed live. Rave reviews and unanimous acclaim followed, which resulted in more shows being added — including a sold-out theatre tour of North America, Europe and the UK. Increased demand soon saw them returning for an encore season in 2019, which included two transformative sold-out shows at The Roundhouse: the historic Camden venue where Pink Floyd first played in 1966.
‘Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse’ — a live recording taken from the aforementioned sold-out shows — was released as a double-CD/DVD package, double-vinyl and on Blu-ray through Sony Records in 2020. Recorded almost a year to the day and just a few hundred yards from the first-ever NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS show, this release captures the joy, passion and synergy of this extraordinary supergroup.
During the upcoming Australian shows, fans can expect a curated setlist featuring songs from Pink Floyd’s early discography. The sold-out houses and ecstatic worldwide critical acclaim that NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS have amassed around the globe speak volumes.
“…this was the most extraordinary and joyous show, a reminder of what a peculiar and brilliant band Pink Floyd were… If you have the slightest interest in Pink Floyd, do not miss this group…”
✭✮✮✮✭ Michael Hann, Financial Times
“The sound was immense, electrifying, galvanising, mesmerising and still deeply strange, bending the formats of primal rock into all kind of weird and wonderful shapes…. it was a set of such startling intensity it seemed to mock the very notion of nostalgia. It was enough to make you wonder whether rock has progressed very far at all since the Sixties.”
✭✮✮✮ Neil McCormick, The Daily Telegraph