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September 9th - DEN ATELIER, LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG Print E-mail
Den Atelier
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Capacity: 1,200

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 54 Rue de Hollerich, 1741 Luxembourg. MAP

Website: www.atelier.lu

 

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When Nick Mason made comments in Italy about heading out to small venues, to play early Pink Floyd songs, few took the remarks seriously. As unlikely as it seemed, Nick was entirely truthful and in the initial announcement a set of four shows in London were announced for his new band. Due to the critical success of those shows, held in small venues in Camden and Putney, a full European tour has been announced with this date one part of this.

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets brings together some familiar names, all great musicians: joining Nick are Gary Kemp and Lee Harris on guitars, Guy Pratt on bass, and Dom Beken on keyboards. Kemp is best known for his work with Spandau Ballet, Harris as having played guitar with The Blockheads (Ian Dury's band), Pratt needs no introduction, and Beken is principally known for his work with The Orb, and Transit Kings (with Pratt). The band will be playing early Pink Floyd songs.

This is a unique opportunity to experience Pink Floyd's celebrated and significant early body of work played live including songs from albums 'The Piper At The Gates of Dawn' and 'A Saucerful Of Secrets'.

The regular sale of tickets started on FRIDAY, MAY 25th at 9am (UK time), via atelier.lu

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
MAIN SET: Interstellar Overdrive, Astronomy Domine, Lucifer Sam, Fearless, Obscured By Clouds, When You're In, Arnold Layne, Vegetable Man, If/Atom Heart Mother/If Reprise, The Nile Song, Green Is The Colour, Let There Be More Light, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, See Emily Play, Bike, One Of These Days.
ENCORE:
A Saucerful Of Secrets, Point Me At The Sky.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!

Luxembourg has been starved of Pink Floyd over the years - as far as we can tell, it is the first time that a member of the band has performed there! That pent up energy, held like a genie in a bottle all these years, was released as the Luxembourgers seemed determined to be seen as the best audience of the tour. Marking a first was the crowd singing along with A Saucerful Of Secrets, much to the band's surprise and delight!

For this latest show on the tour, during his initial thanks and welcome to the audience, Nick said (to huge cheers from the crowd): "As I'm fond of pointing out, we are not the People's Republic of David Gilmour, or the Australian Roger Waters or anything else; we are Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets! We're very happy to be here, and we're hoping that you're going to enjoy listening as much as we enjoy playing."

Certainly that sense of fun and enjoyment comes across so clearly in the performances. Definitely a show to catch if you can!

In an aside, Nick made mention of the different nature of the venue - all standing. "We walked into this venue and said 'This is great!' We've been doing theatres - really nice - but there's something about one room that's just one big mosh pit - no golden tickets!" Again, this went down very well with the crowd, as did the mention that the band all voted 'Remain' in the Brexit referendum!

The band now travel to Paris for the show there on Monday.

We'd love to know from those attending how they felt the concert went. How was the show for you, if you were one of the fortunate ones to attend? Let us know what YOU thought!

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Julien Piscione

Den Atelier is a concert hall of Luxembourg-city, in the district of Hollerich. This old Renault garage was transformed into a concert hall during the summer of 1995. This place has a reduced capacity and allows you to see the artists with a great closeness. No better way to see Nick Mason and his Saucerful Of Secrets!

The concert was sold out a few weeks ago. A good atmosphere came from this crowd. Nick Mason's arrival allowed everybody to applaud this discreet hero of Pink Floyd.

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Luxembourg, September 2018 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Luxembourg, September 2018
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Luxembourg, September 2018 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Luxembourg, September 2018
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Luxembourg, September 2018 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Luxembourg, September 2018
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Luxembourg, September 2018 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Luxembourg, September 2018

The concert was tremendous. A moment of psychedelic poetry. The atmosphere in the crowd was great. Many of the old and great pieces of Pink Floyd were played. I do not want to reveal the list of songs but I did not notice a single piece recording for The Dark Side Of The Moon or beyond. Thus it is really the first part of the Pink Floyd era that was honoured. I especially noted the piece A Saucerful Of Secrets which was sang by the public. A shivering and timeless moment.

Thanks to Nick Mason and his band.

YOUR HELP NEEDED! We want to cover Nick's concerts the best we can, to share the experience with everyone, especially those who won't be able to attend the shows. We'd love to see ANY pictures, tickets scans, reviews, newspaper reports, and anything else you come across for this show - we look forward to hearing from you!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 September 2018 )
 
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