Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets won't record new songs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 August 2020
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

Nick Mason is adamant his new band Saucerful of Secrets will not record new music in the future and will stick to playing early Pink Floyd material live

Nick Mason says his new band his Saucerful of Secrets will not release new material.

The Pink Floyd drummer is part of the group with Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp, long-time Floyd collaborator Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken and at their concerts they perform tracks from the start of the legendary prog rock group's career such as songs from 'A Saucerful of Secrets' and 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn', which featured the group's late singer-and-guitarist and co-founder Syd Barrett.

In September, the band's album 'Live at the Roundhouse' will be released which is comprised of 22 songs recorded over two gigs in May 2019 at The Roundhouse in Camden Town, London, a venue where Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine played a famous 1966 gig.

Although Nick is excited for people to here their versions of the tracks he is adamant the five-piece will not be writing any new songs together.

Speaking to Goldmine magazine, he said: "There's the live album, and I don't think we'll do too many of those. We don't have a long-term vision of how this should work – we knew there'd be at least a year of doing exactly what we're doing now, augmenting the set list with new material, but there's no plan that we're going to invade other catalogues or start writing new material or whatever.

"But having said that, we're open to suggestions. If you told me that I'd be hammering around the country playing old Pink Floyd stuff 10 years ago, I'd have thought I'd gone mad."

In May, Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets announced a host of rescheduled European tour dates for 2021.

They were due to hit the road for the European leg of the run on May 18 in Brussels, Belgium, but due to the coronavirus pandemic and the continued restrictions of mass gatherings and closure of venues, they will now begin the jaunt on May 21, 2021, in Hamburg, Germany.

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets' rescheduled tour dates for 2021:

May 21, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Germany

May 22, Berlin Tempodrom, Germany

May 23, Prague Forum, Czech Republic

May 24, Lucerne KKL, Switzerland

May 26, Nurnberg Meistersingerhalle, Germany

May 27, Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany

May 28, Paris Grand Rex, France

May 30, Luxembourg den Atelier, Luxembourg

May 31, Brussels Cirque Royale, Belgium

June 2, Eindhoven Muziekgebouw, Netherlands

June 3, Randers Vaerket, Denmark

June 4, Freiburg Konzerthaus, Germany

June 5, Bad Honnef Insen Grafenwerth, Germany

June 7, Tallinn Alexela Hall, Estonia

June 8, Helsinki House of Culture, Finland

June 10, St. Petersburg BKZ Oktyabrsky, Russia

June 11, Moscow Kremlin, Russia

June 16, Bucharest Arenele Romane, Romania

June 18, Sofia NDK, National Palace of Culture, Bulgaria

June 19, Belgrade, Sava Center, Serbia

June 22, Budapest, Budapest Park, Hungary

June 23, Zagreb InMusic Festival, Croatia

June 24, Vienna Gasometer, Austria

June 26, Lucca Lucca Summer Festival, Italy

June 27, Turin Stupinigi Sonic Park, Italy

June 28, Sete Theatre de la Mer, France

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