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The US/Canadian leg of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2019 tour has now started, running through March/April 2019, then hitting the UK on their return, and a short break before European dates in July! If you're going to any of the shows, we'd love to hear from you with your thoughts on what you experienced!

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains in Dortmund, Germany has now closed. Hopefully the next destination for this wonderful presentation of Floyd goodies will be announced soon... 

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Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - show in ancient amphitheatre added
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets

Well, so soon after adding a couple of dates to Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2019 tour - in Prague and Warsaw - the band have added yet another to the busy July schedule! The extra show is being held at the historic Teatro Antico in Taormina, on the Italian island of Sicily.

With this 3rd century BC Greek venue being an amphitheatre, boasting views behind the stage of Mount Etna, it promises to be a spectacular venue to catch Nick and his excellent band in action:

Tickets for this additional show go on sale on Friday (22nd March) at 10am CET, through www.Ticketmaster.it.

As normal, to go with all the other shows the band are playing, we have been busy setting up a dedicated page for this concert which, with your assistance, will have all sorts of useful information, pictures, reviews and more. The pages can be found in the Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2019 Tour Zone which has details of ALL the shows on this year's tour, that have been announced so far.

To cover regular email questions we are getting, if other dates/locations are revealed, then we will bring you the good news.

 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - two more shows in Europe, July 2019
Written by Matt   
Friday, 15 March 2019
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets at Summer Fog Festival, July 2019

Clearly enjoying life on the road, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets have added another couple of shows to their 2019 tour - one indoor, one outdoor. The extra shows sit at the end of the current schedule, and take the band to Poland and the Czech Republic.

Fans in those countries will now be able to catch the Saucers at the following gigs:

Tickets for these new shows have just gone on sale - midday local time - to coincide with the announcement, and are available NOW. The Warsaw show is part of the Summer Fog Festival, as you can see from the rather nice poster shown here (click the thumbnail to see it in better detail and colour).

As normal, we have been busy setting up a dedicated page for both of these concerts which, with your assistance, will have all sorts of useful information, pictures, reviews and more. The pages can be found in the Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2019 Tour Zone which has details of ALL the shows on this year's tour, that have been announced so far.

To cover regular email questions we are getting, if other dates/locations are revealed, then we will bring you the good news.

 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - 2019 tour starts tonight
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Stockholm, Sweden, September 2018Tonight sees the start of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Tour 2019, which takes in 45 dates in Canada, the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Malta and The Netherlands. The last public performance was in September, in Nottingham, England, and the entire 2018 European tour received huge acclaim from fans and critics alike. Those who have been fortunate enough to have seen the band in action already, will no doubt concur with this.

The picture to the left (click the thumbnail) is from the first night of the European tour last year, when the band kicked things off at Cirkus in Stockholm, Sweden. 

This evening at 8pm local time, the band will take the stage at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. We're hoping that some Brain Damage regulars will be there to experience the thrill of the first night. Anticipation will surely be very high for their first North American appearance. How will the show go? What will the set list be? Will it be the same as heard at last year's shows - or have they changed things around, or indeed added anything to the set?

UPDATE: The first show, at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre, has taken place - and there was a revised set list! Rather than reveal spoilers here, you'll find more information over on the show page for that performance...

As ever, we will bring you all the information we can about this show, and all the subsequent ones on the tour. Of course, to do this the best we can, we really would love your help - if you are going to any of the shows, please report back afterwards with any comments you might have, pictures you've taken, or anything else of interest. You can do this by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or via our Contact Us page. We'd love to hear from you, and appreciate all contributions made to the site.

We hope, if you are seeing one of this year's shows, that you enjoy the performance, and have a great time!

 
Two-part Mojo Magazine Pink Floyd special - part one selling fast!
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 12 March 2019

MOJO Magazine Pink Floyd specials - issue 1 and 2As we mentioned last month, the first part - known as Edition 1 - of MOJO magazine's two-part Pink Floyd special collectors' edition is on sale now in UK stores. Housed in a gatefold card sleeve, with a mirrored prism on the front, and Atom Heart Mother's Lulubelle III pictured on the inside when opened up, the magazine covers the early period in the band's history: 1965-1973.

The editor, Mark Blake (he of the excellent Pigs Might Fly biography of the band) has put together the pair of 132 page magazines in part to tie in with the upcoming tour of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets that begins on March 12th in Vancouver. The publications pull together interviews and articles printed over the many years of MOJO magazine, and accompany them with many rare and previously unseen images of the band, to help trace the journey from the band's first steps, through to The Dark Side Of The Moon.

There were certainly a healthy number of pictures which I'd not seen before, and refreshingly for a special publication such as this, there is no advertising within its pages to artificially inflate the page count. Both parts should be worthwhile purchases for Floyd fans, providing plenty to read, and lots of visual entertainment too.

The second part, also known as Edition 2, will be available in UK stores from April 4th, and covers the period of 1974 to the present day. As you'll see from the image here, the cover of the second part has the band lurking behind a hole in the Wall...

PLEASE NOTE that Edition 1 (part one) is selling incredibly well, and copies are becoming very hard to find. Secure your copy now by purchasing online (it's available worldwide) through these links at the publishers:

 
David Gilmour guitars: Christies, London - book viewing slot now
Written by Matt   
Monday, 11 March 2019
David Gilmour (pic: Polly Samson)

As you know, Christie's New York is handling the upcoming sale of a significant chunk of the personal guitar collection of David Gilmour. With more than 120 guitars, including his preferred Fender models of Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters, the auction on 20th June marks a rare opportunity for guitar aficionados, musicians and collectors to explore one of the world's most comprehensive groupings of guitars that hooked a generation.

As we noted, prior to the sale, the entire David Gilmour Collection will be on display at Christie's London between 27th - 31st March, followed by highlights of the collection on display in Los Angeles from 7th - 11th May, and will conclude with a full preview in New York from 14th - 19th June.

You can book your viewing slot for the London staging now - visit this page at Christie's website to select your preferred time. Reservations are free of charge, but necessarily limited to reduce congestion, so don't delay. At time of writing this, most time slots are still available, although some of the later slots each day are gone. For those unable to attend, the auction house had created an incredible virtual tour of the upcoming George Michael collection - hopefully they will create the same for David's guitars...

We have no idea if photography will be permitted at the viewing (a question we've had a number of times already) although if you pre-order the catalogue for The David Gilmour Guitar Collection, direct from Christies, you should have great pictures of every item on offer. The catalogues are priced at £30/$50/€45 each plus postage, and please note that catalogues will not be despatched until the week commencing 13th May, so it is unlikely to be available to purchase at the London or LA preview events.

 
David Gilmour guitar auction - order the catalogue now
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 07 March 2019
The David Gilmour Guitar Collection, Christie's New York - catalogue

As we mentioned previously, Christie's New York is handling the upcoming sale of a significant chunk of the personal guitar collection of David Gilmour. With more than 120 guitars, including his preferred Fender models of Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters, the auction on 20th June marks a rare opportunity for guitar aficionados, musicians and collectors to explore one of the world's most comprehensive groupings of guitars that hooked a generation.

In advance of the New York sale, the entire David Gilmour Collection will be on display at Christie's London between 27th - 31st March, followed by highlights of the collection on display in Los Angeles from 7th - 11th May, and will conclude with a full preview in New York from 14th - 19th June. Estimates range from $300 to $150,000 (although we suspect many of the instruments will sell for significantly more) with proceeds to benefit charitable causes.

We will bring you confirmed details of arrangements to view the collection in these three locations once we have them.

In the meantime, as from today you can pre-order the catalogue for The David Gilmour Guitar Collection, direct from Christies. These are priced at £30/$50/€45 each plus postage. Please note that catalogues will not be despatched until the week commencing 13th May, so it is unlikely to be available to purchase at the London or LA preview events.

 
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