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July 18th - PIAZZA DELLA LOGGIA, BRESCIA, ITALY Print E-mail
Brescia
TICKET SCAN TO GO HERE

Capacity: TBA

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Piazza della Loggia, 25121 Brescia BS, Italy. MAP

Website: comune.brescia.it

 

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Due to the critical success of the four initial shows in May 2018, held in tiny venues in London's Camden and Putney, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets announced a full European tour for September last year. The expanded shows for the full tour were even more highly acclaimed, and it came as no surprise when further dates for 2019 were announced!

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'.

Tickets for this concert went on sale Monday, February 11th at 10am CET, through this link at LiveNation.it.

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, Remember A Day, Arnold Layne, Vegetable Man, If/Atom Heart Mother/If Reprise, The Nile Song, Green Is The Colour, Let There Be More Light, Childhood's End, 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!

The last of three shows in three days, all in Italy, and all in different locations. Another evocative, historic venue for the band to play in, a square in the middle of Brescia. Another show where adjacent walls were used for projecting the light show on to, much to the pleasure of the audience! A day off now, then Germany...

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, Vincent van Rens

In my summer holidays I started in Ulm Wiblingen with a visit to Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets. After the concert, I went climbing for a few days in the Lechtal Alps before moving on to Bergamo in northern Italy with my girlfriend, who had come by train. Bergamo was selected because it is near Brescia and Nick should be there with the Saucers on 18 July.

On July 18th I was in Brescia, a nice old town for a walk and, of course, at noon, a look around Piazza della Loggia. The stage was just in front of the Pallazzo della Loggia. The Pallazzo is used in the evening for the projecting of the images that normally were projected on the Saucers logo. I had a Pink Floyd Saucerful of Secrets CD and Guy Pratt's book, and this time I really wanted to get some signatures. I did not succeed in London and Ulm-Wiblingen... At noon the piazza was easily accessible, next to and even behind the stage.

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Brescia, Italy, July 2019 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Brescia, Italy, July 2019
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Brescia, Italy, July 2019 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Brescia, Italy, July 2019
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Brescia, Italy, July 2019 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Brescia, Italy, July 2019
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Brescia, Italy, July 2019 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Brescia, Italy, July 2019

I went back in the evening to hopefully see a soundcheck. A soundcheck from the Saucers has never happened before, according to some Italians. I spotted Guy, Dom and Lee on the stage but time to get in came closer. Unfortunately, no soundcheck this evening.

The restaurants on Piazzo della Loggia were converted to beer and drinks bars. At noon there was a short rain and thunderstorms but the evening was also a nice evening due to the weather. There was no support act this evening. The intro was as usual with noisy and nice soundbites.

The Saucers were in a good mood. Compared with Ulm Wiblingen it felt much better. The Italian audience was also great to experience. The interaction of the audience was much more approved than with the German and Dutch Concerts I've seen. And I had the feeling that Nick and the Saucers were doing really well with that. The mood on the stage was (again) very good. At the thoughts of Syd and Rick, the Italian audience was also loud and gave a very long ovation, and that also touched Nick and the Saucers visibly again. That was really great to experience.

The projecting of the pictures above the stage on the Pallazzo was also great and maybe unique to this show.

At the end of the concert the dismantling team was quick onto the stage. So I went on to the back there where the tour buses were. Together with about 20 Italians we had to wait to see if there might still be a meeting with Nick and the Saucers. For a long time there was not really much going on, but two dark Mercedes Vans were ready to start. Suddenly there came some people to the first van, Guy was with them, and drove off... Pity, that book My bass and Other Animals again goes unsigned back home!

Then again a wait and suddenly there was something going on in a part of the waiting Italians. Around the corner stood the tour buses and some guys had seen Nick there. So the group headed to the tour bus. Nick was inside the tour bus.

There came the news Nick should come out in a few minutes, and we should stand in a row. A pizza courier delivered some pizza's to the tour bus, and after having a piece of pizza Nick came to us. There were 15 to 20 people there. He gave everyone a signature and I had the Saucerful of Secrets CD myself.

It was pretty quick then, and Nick and Barrie went back on the tour bus. Then I spoke to Barrie when he was sitting on the passenger seat with the door open, and asked if it was true that he was many years travelling with Floyd and David (thanks to Werner from the Pulse and Spirit Floyd website, who told me that in Ulm) and he looked at me, who is that? He said yes and we talked about it when he asked me what I had ... he pointed to a box in my hand. Inside the box was Guy Pratt's book, and I told him that I saw that Guy had left an hour ago and that the book would go home for the fourth time, un-signed! But Barrie said that should not happen, I should come to the hotel, then Guy could sign the book. But I should hurry, the tourbus should be driving off in a few minutes.

But where? I checked on the mobile phone for the hotel location... 2km distance. My question if I am not allowed to ride with the tour bus is laughingly denied, that was not possible. So it was about one o'clock when I went to the Hotel. I was there in about 15 minutes ... pfff, the tour bus had not arrived yet. Then someone came out the hotel entrance, did I see that well ...? ... Guy! I thought about it for a moment, waiting for Barrie or go directly to Guy. I walked there and asked if I could disturb him, that was no problem. When he saw the book, he wanted to sign it directly, the journey for the Saucers went further into the night towards Germany. He looked at the box ... well packed !.

Then I also went to my own hotel. Hopefully there will be more concerts in 2020, this evening was very good again.

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 ( Friday, 27 September 2019 )
 
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