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March 13th - THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE, SEATTLE, WA, USA Print E-mail
Paramount Theatre
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Seattle, WA, USA, 13 March 2019 ticket

Capacity: 2,600

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA. MAP

Website: www.stgpresents.org/paramount

 

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When Nick Mason (during the press launch of the Rome staging of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains) 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 in May 2018, held in small venues in Camden and Putney, a full European tour was announced for September. 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'.

The regular sale of tickets started on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th at 10am (local time), via Ticketmaster. Please support Brain Damage by purchasing your tickets using this link - thanks, we really appreciate it!

Our thanks to Ken Langford for the ticket scan shown to the right. 

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, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, See Emily Play, Bike, One Of These Days (aborted), Childhood's End, 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!

Night two of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2019 tour, and back over the border into the US (where the band flew into on Friday) for this show in Seattle.

We're still waiting on information for this show, although we know that Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam were at the gig - a post-show picture of the Saucers with Eddie and Jeff attests to this! Also there, and just as notable, was Michael Shrieve, the original drummer of Santana. As the obscured setlist higher up on the page notes, there was a bit of adjustment to the running order seen in Vancouver, with Childhood's End moved into the main set, seemingly an initially aborted One Of These Days due to bass issues (revisited after Childhood's End), and a return to the show finisher heard in the 2018 gigs, Point Me At The Sky (not performed in Vancouver). Yesterday we wondered if we'd hear that performed again - didn't have long to wait to find out!

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 by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Ken Langford

I attended the first two nights of the ASOS tour in Vancouver and Seattle. There are several things to report.

Tonight, as planned, the show started with Samuel Lloyd "Sam" Duckworth, who performs under the unmemorable moniker "Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly." He performed with gusto and clear talent, and the audience received him politely, if not over enthusiastically. I would say this crowd might not be the best fit for what he is doing, but it was a pretty short set, and with strong vocals and very competent guitar work it was not a slog to listen to him. He thanked us for not booing him. I think Nick attracts a polite crowd. I wonder how he will do in New York.

Tonight I was closer to the stage, and if anything it made the band seem...looser, shall we say, than in Vancouver. I do not want to say ANYTHING to discourage this band, as I adore this tour and plan to see at least one more show. But I noticed a few things. If any tapes surface you can listen for yourself for any signs of overly loose playing.

The most glaring issue was at the end of Bike. The setlist says One Of These Days came next, and indeed that was the intent. But all we got at this juncture was the windy intro and a few un-echoed notes from the bass. Guy struggled to get the delay that is absolutely critical to the song, and was visibly frustrated when his floor pedal effects failed to produce it. A roadie hustled out and tried a few things, then left the stage. Poor Guy was upset at being unable to coax out the delay, and at the suggestion of Gary Kemp they quickly reconfigured (Lee Harris had to put down his lap steel guitar, move his stool, and grab a different guitar) and launched into what would have been the 1st encore, Childhood's End.

At the end of that song, rather than group in the front of the stage and take a bow, the band rather unceremoniously left the stage to let the roadie sort out the problem with the effects. This took only a minute or so, and the band returned to perform "a very important song," One Of These Days. Clearly they did not want to abandon the song! Guy was still upset but gradually settled back into a good mood by the end of the song. THEN they took a bow and left the stage to cue up the encore.

They returned to perform what would have been the 2nd encore, A Saucerful Of Secrets, and I thought the show might end there, but I think they felt like they wanted to do a two song encore, so they revived Point Me At The Sky from the European tour. My hunch is they had not planned to play this song in North America at all, and that this may be the only show that gets it. So file the technical glitch under "one man gathers what another man spills." Bonus track for us!

I brought along two friends to this show who were familiar only with post-Obscured By Clouds Floyd, with the one exception of One Of These Days. Guess it WAS important that they play it! Husband and wife both enjoyed the show, and I was glad because there was some question in my mind as to whether the wife in particular might find the proceedings to be a little weird. Seeing their response, I have no problem recommending this show to even a casual Floyd fan.

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, 29 March 2019 )
 
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