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Roger Waters - Us + Them North American tour 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 13 October 2016

Roger Waters - Us + Them North American Tour 2017Just announced, Roger Waters will be returning to North America in 2017 with a pioneering new tour, US + Them. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 21st, and all the dates, as well as the tour announcement video, can be shown below.

"We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret," said Roger Waters. "It'll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It'll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

The announcement notes that "Roger Waters' legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound. This new tour promises to be no exception; following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, US + Them will inspire crowds with its powerful delivery and take the audience on an unforgettable musical journey."

VIP package sales and Citi presale tickets will begin on Monday, October 17th. Citi is the official credit card of the Roger Waters – Us + Them 2017 tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for US dates only beginning on Monday, October 17th at 10am local time through Citi's Private Pass Program (for details visit Other presales may be taking place too. For the regular sale of tickets, which starts Friday, October 21st (Saturday, October 22nd for Montreal), visit either for the US shows, or for the Canadian shows. Selected dates are available from Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated! Details of each concert venue and show are on the normal show pages which are now in place - go to the Roger Waters 2017 Tour zone and select the show you are interested in.


Finally, here are the dates as announced so far...

New Syd Barrett play launched next week Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 13 October 2016

Syd Barrett play - One Thinks Of It All As A Dream. Pic: Jannica HoneyNext week in Glasgow, as a part of the start of the tour of a new Syd Barrett play around various venues in Scotland, a 70th birthday tribute, with Alan Bissett, Ian Barrett, John Cavanagh and Nicola Meighan takes place. With the play, called One Thinks of it All as a Dream, opening on Monday, an evening event in Òran Mór's beautiful upstairs auditorium will celebrate the life of Roger 'Syd' Barrett and dispel some of the myths about him — with the help of special guests, archive footage, and rarely seen artwork from throughout Barrett's life.

Guests are Alan Bissett, writer of One Thinks of it All as a Dream and dedicated Pink Floyd fan; Ian Barrett, Syd's nephew; John cavanagh, broadcaster and writer of the book Piper at the Gates of Dawn; and host, Nicola Meighan, broadcaster and writer for Q, MOJO, Time Out, The Quietus and The Herald.

The special event, taking place on October 20th (and not the 13th as we originally thought) runs from 7.30–9.30pm, and tickets are priced at £10. They are available by calling 08444 771 000. Òran Mòr is situated at the top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX.

Headlining the tenth Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival programme is the premiere of the play itself, One Thinks of it All as a Dream, by leading Scottish writer Alan Bissett, a lifelong Pink Floyd fan. SMHAFF note that the play is their "first-ever commission, One Thinks of it All as a Dream tells the story of Syd Barrett, the leader of Pink Floyd during their first psychedelic incarnation in the 1960s. Barrett was ejected from the band after a mental breakdown, attributed variously to schizophrenia, LSD, the pressures of fame and artistic temperament; he shunned the spotlight for the rest of his life".

It will premiere at Òran Mòr on Monday, October 17th running until Saturday, October 22nd, before touring to the Traverse in Edinburgh (October 25th - 29th) and the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen (November 1st - 5th). Syd Barrett's family and the remaining members of Pink Floyd have given the play, and its soundtrack of the band's music, their blessing.

Alan Bissett said: "Syd Barrett is unique in rock n roll history, and certainly haunted Pink Floyd's music after he left. There's no figure quite like him - which is itself attractive to a dramatist - but I also wanted to explore his multi-faceted character. He was by turns charismatic, selfish, principled and vulnerable. The legend of 'Mad Syd' has been enshrined in rock lore, but I wanted to get past the acid-casualty cliches to try and find the man beneath, in all his complexity. I took the decision to go backwards and forwards in time, through all the periods of Barrett's life, to try and gain some understanding of the entwined roots of creativity and mental illness, as well as the various impulses which might have driven him to reject the modern world."

To book tickets for the various performances, visit

Pink Floyd Records: Animals, WYWH and DSOTM next on 180 gram vinyl Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 10 October 2016
Pink Floyd Records - The Dark Side of the Moon 180g heavyweight vinyl 2016
Pink Floyd Records - Wish You Were Here 180g heavyweight vinyl 2016
Pink Floyd Records - Animals 180g heavyweight vinyl 2016

For all of you who are building their Pink Floyd vinyl collections with the very special, limited 180g remastered re-pressings of the band's studio albums, some good news for you!

On 18th November 2016, Pink Floyd Records will continue the reintroduction of the Pink Floyd catalogue on vinyl with 'Animals' remastered from the original analogue master tapes and reissued on vinyl for the first time in over 20 years. Before then, 'Wish You Were Here' and 'The Dark Side of the Moon' are also back in stock on vinyl from this Friday, 14th October, and 4th November respectively.

That should just leave The Final Cut and A Momentary Lapse of Reason to be released again on vinyl, unless a decision is made to release some of the other titles too - things such as Delicate Sound of Thunder, Relics, and suchlike.

As before, these new heavyweight vinyl editions should prove extremely popular and will undoubtably sell quickly, so we recommend that those of you who are interested, place your orders as soon as you can. The dedicated ordering links are below - using these will give a small but vital contribution to the running costs of Brain Damage, without costing you a penny/cent extra, and we really appreciate it!

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
WISH YOU WERE HERE:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
ANIMALS:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

NOTE: Some of the stores above are yet to list the releases but the links are there for when they do. If your chosen store doesn't have it yet, please keep trying, or consider an alternate store - Amazon ship vinyl worldwide.

Syd Barrett and the early days of Pink Floyd - interview with Jenny Spires Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 09 October 2016

This week, the latest edition of The Eclectic Light Show was uploaded to Mixcloud to enable people around the world to have a listen. The show is a popular Sunday afternoon magazine show on the Cambridge 105 radio station, celebrating the best in music, theatre, books and chat, with celebrity interviews, reviews and previews.

This edition starts with a lengthly, and fascinating, insight into Syd Barrett and the early days of Pink Floyd, from one of Syd's girlfriends, Jenny Spires. Jenny's unique perspective on those days makes for a compelling listen, and her memories of the people, places, events and dates are very impressive.

You can hear the interview in full using the Mixcloud widget below:

Pink Floyd Beginnings 1967-1972 on BBC Four this month Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 09 October 2016

Just announced, via the Floyd's official Facebook page: on October 21st, at 9pm UK, a new, hour-long Floyd compilation airs on BBC Four TV. 'Pink Floyd Beginnings 1967-1972' brings together a selection of the band's early, historic TV appearances, and is a taster for what the Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-1972 box set will include.

This almost sounds like a sequel to the BBC Four programme, Pink Floyd: A Miscellany, originally aired in 2011, albeit this show is focused on the first part of their professional career, whereas Miscellany took a broader look at their history.

BBC Four is available in the UK via Freeview, digital cable and satellite, and many parts of Europe can also receive the channel via satellite and other means. Alternatively, most of the BBC's programming can also be enjoyed online at, live and on demand through the BBC's iPlayer facility.

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