Pink Floyd Drummer Dublin Bound

Clint Drieberg
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Following acclaimed sold-out tours through the UK, Europe and America in 2018/19, Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets have announced their largest UK and Ireland tour to date starting in Dublin at the Convention Centre on 29 April 2020.

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Thursday 19 September through www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com

Picture Credit: Will Ireland

The announcement makes this an even more eventful year for the founding member and drummer in one of Britain’s greatest ever rock bands, having recently become a member of the British royal order being awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

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Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets are – Nick Mason, Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets played their first gigs at four intimate and acclaimed live shows at London’s Dingwalls (20 May 2018) and The Half Moon in Putney (21, 23 and 24 May 2018), these were Nick Mason’s first live musical outings since Pink Floyd’s Division Bell Tour in 1994, and the show at Dingwalls was his first since Pink Floyd played at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London.

SEE VIDEO FROM THE GIG HERE

The band went on to sell-out theatres around the world including three nights at London’s Roundhouse, where Pink Floyd played some of their most revered early shows in the 1960’s. The 2020 tour will see the band further expand their repertoire and will play songs from Pink Floyd’s early catalogue up to the 1972 album ‘Obscured by Clouds’.

Picture Credit: Jill Furmanovsky

The reviews were raving:

“…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… You won’t even need acid to blow your mind.”

✭✮✮✮✮ 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

“This show with him [Nick Mason] at its centre, is a fantastic voyage of rediscovery.”

✭✮✮✮ David Bennun, Metro

On 12 September, Nick Mason was named Prog Magazine’s Prog God at the prestigious Progressive Music Awards at the Shakespeares Globe Theatre, previous recipients include Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe.

LISTEN TO MARTY MILLER CHAT WITH NICK MASON HERE

The full UK and Ireland Tour Dates

  • Wednesday 29th April – Dublin Convention Centre
  • Friday 1st May -York Barbican
  • Saturday 2nd May – Leicester De Montfort Hall
  • Monday 4th May – Southampton Mayflower
  • Tuesday 5th May Cardiff St David’s Hall
  • Thursday 7th May London Royal Albert Hall
  • Friday 8th May Liverpool Philarmonic
  • Saturday 9th May Sheffield City Hall
  • Monday 11th May Birmingham Symphony Hall
  • Tuesday 12th May Bath Forum
  • Thursday 14th May Gatehead Sage
  • Friday 15th May Manchester Apollo
  • Saturday 16th May Edinburgh Usher Hall