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Pink Floyd News at Brain Damage websiteWELCOME TO BRAIN DAMAGE, YOUR PINK FLOYD, NICK MASON, DAVID GILMOUR AND ROGER WATERS NEWS RESOURCE!

We hope you are all staying safe and well in the current global situation.

There's now almost 90 dates for Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2022 tour with hopefully some more dates and places to come, with the postponed US/Canadian shows now rescheduled (and expanded). In the meantime there's the live recording from London's Roundhouse on Blu-ray, DVD/2CD, and 2LP which is out now - and really excellent!

Talking of tours...THIS IS NOT A DRILL, the upcoming Roger Waters US/Canadian tour is now in 2022. It sounds like it is going to be another unmissable show, so worth the extra wait. Full details here. Roger has also released his Us + Them concert film, on Blu-ray, DVD, 2CD and 3LP!

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains in Los Angeles, California for its first (and slightly delayed) US staging has now closed. The exhibition is an unmissable wander through the band's history and hopefully its next location will be confirmed soon.

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Very rare 1968 Pink Floyd poster in upcoming auction
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 19 May 2022

Poster: Pink Floyd Southampton 26 January 1968 - Bonhams auctionBonhams auction house are selling off a big chunk of legendary British disc jockey John Peel's archive, which includes music and other ephemera collected during his long and influential career.

The full catalogue for the auction - to be held on June 14th, 2022, starting at 1pm BST - has yet to be released, but one of the five items revealed will be of much interest to Pink Floyd fans, particularly those with deep pockets!

With a guide price of £8,000 - £10,000, the "Important and Rare 'Evolutions' Southampton University Concert Poster, Friday 26th January 1968" is sure to sell for more than this estimate. The poster, printed on foil paper, for a concert featuring performances by Pink Floyd, John Peel, Incredible String Band, Jimmy Cliff and the Shakedown Sound, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Chicken Shack, Nelson's Column, held at the Old Refectory, University of Southampton, England, is sized at 20in x 30in (51cm x 76cm) and hasn't been seen since January 1968!

Bonhams' footnotes for the item reveal the significance of the poster (over and above its rarity): "The title of this event is eerily apposite, the date being that on which Pink Floyd effectively sacked Syd Barrett. His increasingly drug-related erratic and difficult behaviour through 1967 and the band's evolving musical direction led them to seek another guitar player. At the end of that year they brought in one of Syd's friends, David Gilmour, and the band played a handful of gigs as a five-piece in January 1968. In his book, Echoes: The Complete History Of Pink Floyd, Glenn Povey writes: "Syd Barrett was clearly never going to come back to the real world, and his role within Pink Floyd was all but over. One solution the band thought of was to use him as an off-stage songwriter in the same way that the Beach Boys retained Brian Wilson. But almost at once they realised that this was an impossibility." Travelling to Southampton for this gig, the band simply decided not to pick Syd up en route. Those who attended this event had real value for the ticket price and were treated to an eclectic mix of music, from the psychedelia of Pink Floyd and the mystic folk of the Incredible String Band and Tyrannosaurus Rex, to the West Indian-influenced Jimmy Cliff and the blues/rock of Chicken Shack and Nelson's Column. As MC/DJ for the evening, this poster was kept as a souvenir by John Peel. It is thought this is the first example of the poster ever to appear at auction and it may possibly be a unique survivor of the small number that would have been put up around the University campus to publicise the concert."

For more details of the auction, including the other lots when they are revealed, visit Bonhams.com.

 
Aubrey Powell: Through the Prism - talk & book signing
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 19 May 2022

Aubrey Powell: Through the Prism - talk & book signingApologies for the lack of advance notice, but we've just found out this morning, that this evening - Thursday, May 19th - at 6:30pm, Hipgnosis co-founder, creative designer, photographer and filmmaker Aubrey 'Po' Powell talks about his recently published book Through the Prism, published by Thames & Hudson, in the Cafe of The Photographer's Gallery in London which is close to Oxford Circus tube station. The event is free to attend.

In the talk, Powell will share intriguing stories of creative endeavour, volatile relationships, excessive lifestyles and bizarre events from the world of rock in conversation with author and music journalist Mark Blake.

The gallery preview the event by saying: "Hipgnosis transformed album art with their designs for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney and Wings and so many more. Brutally honest, entertaining and insightful, Po tells the incredible stories of creative endeavour, volatile alliances, high-risk/high-altitude photoshoots and downright bizarre events from the halcyon days of rock’n’roll. From his unique insider perspective, Po sets many records straight, bringing revelatory new details to legendary tales, including the genesis of The Dark Side Of The Moon, Houses Of The Holy, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, and Peter Gabriel’s trio ‘Car’ / ‘Scratch’ / ‘Melt’, each evidenced with photographs, documents, artefacts and artworks from Po’s own archive.

"Mark Blake's work has been published in Mojo, The Times, Rolling Stone and Classic Rock. His books include the best-selling ‘Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story Of Pink Floyd’ and ‘Bring It On Home’, a critically-acclaimed biography of Led Zeppelin’s notorious manager, Peter Grant."

For more information about the event, and getting to the gallery, please visit ThePhotographersGallery.org.uk.

If you are unable to make it along, you can order this book through the following direct links, which also help with BD's ongoing running costs, and we really appreciate it: Amazon UK, Amazon.com, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy.

 
Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii - open air screening in London
Written by Matt   
Friday, 13 May 2022

Pink Floyd Live At PompeiiOne of the most iconic concert films of all time took a completely different tack to all the others at the time, and was shot without an audience in attendance. The spectacular Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii had an interesting background, with the issues of the location fairly well known. Our exclusive, lengthy interview with director Adrian Maben (with some questions set by none other than Storm Thorgerson!) covers a lot of the issues and background to the production and is well worth a read.

For those in London in August this year, there's a special opportunity to see the film under (hopefully) a nice, starry sky. The Barbican are showing it in their Sculpture Court on Tuesday, August 23rd at 8:30pm as part of an outdoor cinema season during the summer, and tickets are now available.

There isn't reserved seating - they will open the area an hour before the screening for people to choose where they want to sit. Headphones will be provided for the sound, as there won't be any speakers outside. More details are available about the event here.

Our thanks to Lee McLoughlin and Andy Finn for getting in touch with the info about the screening.

 
Fascinating Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets' Lee Harris interview
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 07 May 2022

For the latest edition of The StageLeft Podcast the man who originally came up with the idea that turned into Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Lee Harris - is interviewed at length.

The fascinating, hour-long chat with Lee covers his origins in music, and the unexpected paths he took which have lead to his current position in a band which continues to impress audiences with their performances.

You can listen to the interview in full below, or if you want to download it on your preferred podcast service, click here for options.

 
Nick Mason's Saucers move Thessaloniki, Greece, gig
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 30 April 2022

Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki, GreeceJust announced is a move of venue for one of the upcoming shows on Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets European tour. The organisers have had to move the show, on June 3rd from the Dassous Theatre in Thessaloniki, Greece, to Moni Lazariston.

The new venue, Moni Lazariston, is a cultural centre and art museum in a former monastery, with an auditorium holding 3,000 for concerts and plays. It is reputedly a great place for a concert! Existing ticket holders will be contacted, and tickets for this new venue are available from Ticketmaster.

Details of all the Saucers' upcoming gigs in the UK, Europe, the US and Canada can be found through this link, with details of each gig - including venue and location details, where to get tickets from, and so on - found in the associated show pages.

 
180g mono vinyl of Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets - out today!
Written by Matt   
Friday, 29 April 2022

Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets - 180g mono vinyl releaseFor the 2019 Record Store Day, one of the more popular and sought after releases was a new mono edition of Pink Floyd's second album, A Saucerful Of Secrets, released in 1968. This followed one year on from the equally popular mono edition of The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, the band's superb 1967 debut album, released as part of the 2018 RSD.

The mono mix on the album was remastered in 2017 from the original mono analogue tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman.

For those who missed out on this one-day-only release (which came with a Pink Floyd Records catalogue number of PFRLP29), we brought you some great news about this release, back in March.

Well, the day has come! This excellent sounding mix is out on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl TODAY, April 29th 2022. It comes with the classic cover (with a removable sticker, featuring a great shot of the band), as per the picture shown here. The record labels mimic the original Columbia records labels.

It has a catalogue number of PFRLP30, for those who are keeping track of all those - and we know a few people who are doing just that!

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