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March 15th - SF MASONIC AUDITORIUM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA Print E-mail
SF Masonic Auditorium
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Capacity: 2,500

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 1111 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA. MAP

Website: www.sfmasonic.com

 

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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!

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!

Night three of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2019 tour, and the band have now arrived in California for a trio of shows - one here in San Francisco, and the other two in Los Angeles.

We hear that this show was potentially the best of the 2019 performances so far. A slight shuffle of the set list as you'll see above, but unlike the previous show, we don't believe this was due to any technical issue. When a set list is concocted, there are various ways of ordering certain songs, and sometimes it is only when a band have a couple of dates under their belts that amendments become apparent.

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!

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - San Francisco, 15 March 2019 Pic: William Buckley Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - San Francisco, 15 March 2019 Pic: William Buckley

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, William Buckley

What can I say? This was an incredible night, and far different than anything I have experienced.

Most of us are not old enough to have experienced the Floyd at their creative peak. In my mind this would be from about '68 to '75.

We have been fortunate enough to see the incredible tours from Roger and David, but as amazing as they have been there was always the fact that the early songs were not given enough attention. Fortunately Nick Mason has taken care of the gap in coverage.

I have seen Pink Floyd on every tour since '87, and every Roger and David show since then. I know every album from front to back, and every note, breath and pause. What Nick Mason delivers is different, and it stands on its own. It is quite refreshing to be honest.

Sure, there is the familiar ambiance before the show kicks off and the anticipation that goes along with it. What is not expected is the amount of care that Nick and the band puts into things.

This is nothing like your typical David or Roger concert. From the get go we are treated to a faithful reproduction of the early Floyd repertoire, and at the same time we are treated to a band that has teeth.

Hearing these classic some reworked by someone who is not vested by the guitar work nor the lyrics is refreshing, and the results are beyond what one expects from "the drummer of Floyd."

This band is on fire and are playing in a manner that most of us are not old enough to experience.

I cannot express how special this concert is, and I would encourage everyone to get a ticket.

There is fire, precision, and the ability to improvise.

For most of us, this is the closest we will ever come to early Floyd and all of the good things that come from it.

CONCERT REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, Daniel Kershner

I saw Nick's Saucers at the Masonic in San Francisco. It's ingenious that Nick has chosen the catalog before Dark Side to bring to life again in the live arena, because as he said, it's a part of the catalog that has laid there for years and getting basically no attention for playing live, and pre-Dark side is my favorite Floyd.

So hearing my favorites like FEARLESS, GREEN IS THE COLOUR etc. before me was mind-bending. AND THIS BAND NAILS IT! You can't point out certain band members because this is a SUM OF THE PARTS! Damn they're good!

Other highlights for me: OBSCURED BY CLOUDS/WHEN YOU'RE IN was loud prog ROCK at it's FINEST! The medley of IF/ATOM HEART MOTHER(!) just takes you back. Then there's SET THE CONTROLS - takes you back to their '70 - '71 era.

DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!

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 ( Sunday, 24 March 2019 )
 
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