Pink Floyd’s extraordinary drummer Nick Mason returns in 2022 with the new supergroup Saucerful of Secrets! They will perform in the Beacon Theatre on January 28th.

Nick Mason and the Saucerful of Secrets

Mason and his partners aimed to play Pink Floyd’s early music, not to pay tribute to the band. But to provide sound and visual celebrations to the iconic avant-garde rock giant. Taking the nominal inspiration from Pink Floyd’s second album, the band consists of Pink Floyd’s bassist Guy Pratt, and guitarist Lee Harris. It is composed of Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet and composer Dom Bacon, and of course Nick Mason. However, don’t expect to hear a past catalog of Pink Floyd’s most popular songs. It will include tunes from before the Dark Side of the Moon. This is for real fans.

Formation

A few years ago, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason began touring with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets. It included Nick and some other very cool musicians performing dark side material before Pink Floyd, including Syd Barrett era music. The lineup also includes Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, Ian Duri and Fool’s Lee Harris, composer Dom Bacon, and Guy Pula Especially. The latter became Floyd’s bassist in the post-Waters era. The last time the band toured in North America was in 2019. And today they announced that they will return for a large-scale tour in January and February 2022.

The performance includes the New York area performances at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on January 24th. And in the Beacon Theatre on January 28th. Tickets for these shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday (October 29) and will be pre-sold. People in Los Angeles can participate in The Orpheum tour on 2/18.

In case you don’t know

Nicholas Berkeley Mason, CBE (born January 27, 1944) is a British drummer and one of the founders of the avant-garde rock band Pink Floyd. He is the only member to appear on every Pink Floyd album and the only permanent member since the album was founded in 1965. He co-authored Pink Floyd’s works such as “Echoes”, “Time”, “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” and “A Day in These Days”. In 2018, he formed a new band, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, to play Pink Floyd’s early music.

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