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WELCOME TO BRAIN DAMAGE, YOUR PINK FLOYD, NICK MASON, DAVID GILMOUR AND ROGER WATERS NEWS RESOURCE!

Thanks for all your support last year, and here's looking forward to what 2020 will bring, including, hopefully, some MAJOR changes to this website! The first stage was a move of host - and that's been done now (you're reading this via our new hosts, with thanks to our friends at 3B Digital for their invaluable help!).

Dates for Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2020 tour have been announced! They will take place from April-June, in the UK/Ireland, and Europe too. Hopefully for those elsewhere, more dates are to be announced. There's also the live recording from London's Roundhouse on Blu-ray, DVD/CD and 2LP to be released in April with screenings on March 10th in selected cinemas worldwide. If you've been any of the shows, we'd love to hear from you with your thoughts on what you experienced, or if you are going to one of these new shows, please get in touch.

Talking of tours...THIS IS NOT A DRILL is the upcoming Roger Waters US/Canadian tour this year, which sounds like it is going to be another unmissable show. Full details here.

Sadly, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains has now finished its latest staging, in the Spanish city of Madrid. Hopefully the next location for this unmissable wander through the band's history will be announced soon...more details as we get them!

Oh, and the superb Pink Floyd The Later Years 1987-2019 box set is now out, along with a 2LP or 1CD highlights set. Check out our review for more information.

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Three additional dates for Roger Waters' 2020 This Is Not A Drill tour
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Roger Waters - This Is Not A Drill 2020 TourSome more good news for some of our readers in the US and Canada - Roger Waters has added a second show to three locations on his upcoming 2020 North American tour, This Is Not A Drill.

Tickets for the following new dates go on sale on Friday, February 28th at 10am local time, through the links shown next to the venue details below. The use of our direct links to buy your tickets gives a small but valuable contribution toward the ongoing BD site running costs, without costing you any extra, and is much appreciated!

Roger's upcoming tour is, as normal, shrouded in secrecy, but as the tour posters reveal it is a first for Roger as it is being presented "in the round". This basically means that the stage is sat in the middle of the floor level of the venue, with the band and performance being aimed at those sat all around. This should also mean that most seats in the venue will have an excellent view! 

Should additional shows be announced elsewhere, we will of course let you know as soon as we can. As ever, we have set up dedicated pages for each of these shows, which you can get to either by the links above, or via the Roger Waters 2020 link shown to in the left-hand menu.

 
Roger Waters performing during Assange march tomorrow
Written by Matt   
Friday, 21 February 2020

March for Assange with Roger Waters, 22 February 2020Announced today is a march for Julian Assange, which is taking place tomorrow (22nd February, 2020) in London, and as part of the announcement, Roger Waters has noted that he will be performing during the event.

The march for Assange goes from Australia House, Aldwych, to Parliament Square. They note that "Assange's full extradition trial begins the following Monday (24th February) and that the Trump administration is seeking to put Assange in jail for 175 years for publishing the Afghan and Iraq War Logs".

They will assemble from 11:30am GMT, to leave Australia House at 12:30pm. Others participating will include Chrissie Hynde, Brian Eno, Vivienne Westwood and MIA.

Obviously we don't know the nature of Roger's performance, but many of you will recall that he played Wish You Were Here in a similar, yet smaller, protest back in September 2019, again in London.

UPDATE: Roger didn't perform any music during the event, but read from a prepared speech to the assembled crowd. Chrissie Hynde was (we understand) the only musician to perform any music. We have a couple of pictures of Roger during the event that we will be adding very shortly.

 
More 2020 dates for Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets

Some great news for more of our readers - Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets have just announced a further eight shows for their 2020 tour, taking in parts of Eastern Europe, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland and Croatia. These additional concerts take place across June this year, and are sure to be popular!

Tickets for all the shows below go on sale on Friday (February 21st) at 10am GMT (UK), through the ticket links shown adjacent to the concert details.

As always, we've set up dedicated show pages for each of these new concerts, which can be found within the Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2020 Tour Zone.

 
Second night in Mexico City for Roger Waters 2020 tour
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Roger Waters - This Is Not A Drill 2020 TourSome good news for our readers in Mexico - Roger Waters has added a second show to his upcoming tour, in Mexico City! 

It has just been announced that he will be keeping his 2020 This Is Not A Drill tour in Mexico City for another show at the Palacio de los Deportes. The show will take place on October 8th, 2020 (with the first show taking place on the 7th) and tickets for this new date go on sale on Thursday, February 20th at 11am CST, through this link at Ticketmaster.com.mx

Roger's upcoming tour is, as normal, shrouded in secrecy, but as the tour posters reveal it is a first for Roger as it is being presented "in the round". This basically means that the stage is sat in the middle of the floor level of the venue, with the band and performance being aimed at those sat all around. This should also mean that most seats in the venue will have an excellent view! 

Should additional shows be announced for Mexico, or elsewhere, we will of course let you know as soon as we can!

 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Roundhouse Blu-ray - NO region coding confirmed!
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse Blu-ray, 2CD/DVD, 2LP

The announcement of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets: Live At The Roundhouse, coming via Sony Records on April 17th, 2020 as a 2CD/DVD package, on double vinyl and on Blu-ray, has gone down very well with those who have already seen the band perform, and with those who haven't yet had the opportunity! These releases include the show in its entirety, and the video formats include some additional footage including interviews and rehearsals.

The pair of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets shows at London's Roundhouse on May 3rd and 4th were recorded with a grand total of 18(!) cameras were pressed into action on the second night. These included remotely operated cameras, and one suspended on wires which flew back and forth above the audience. The result of this expensive and challenging filming and recording exercise (cameras were positioned to minimise any impact on the audience) looks spectacular on the footage we've seen so far.

This week, Amazon.com have alarmed some by noting that the Blu-ray edition won't be compatible in North America and other countries. We went direct to Sony to check this out, and we have had confirmation from them that this was an Amazon error (which Sony had Amazon correct immediately), and that the Blu-ray has NO region coding at all, so will be playable worldwide, irrespective of where you purchase it from. This is great news!

For a full, early viewing of Live At The Roundhouse, there's exclusive screenings coming to cinemas in selected cities worldwide for one night only on March 10th, 2020 - details of participating cinemas can be found at NickMasonFilm.com where tickets can also be purchased. This theatrical event will also include a pre-recorded cinema exclusive Q&A with Nick Mason and the band where they will answer questions submitted by fans. 

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You can order the various editions through the following direct links, taking advantage of Amazon's pre-order price guarantee so you will automatically pay the lowest asking price between placing your order, and release, whilst giving Brain Damage much needed help with running costs without costing you any extra. We really appreciate it too!

LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE - Blu-ray: Amazon.com Amazon UK Canada Germany France Italy Spain 
LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE - 2CD/DVD: Amazon.com Amazon UK Canada Germany France Italy Spain 
LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE - DOUBLE VINYL LP: Amazon.com Amazon UK Canada Germany France Italy Spain 
 
Roger Waters joining Ginger Baker tribute concert on Monday [UPDATED]
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Tribute To Ginger Baker

Roger Waters has just announced that he will be joining the bill of this coming Monday's (February 17th) concert to honour a very special drummer. Eric Clapton & Friends: A Tribute to Ginger Baker takes place at London's Eventim Apollo (formerly the Hammersmith Odeon).

The set list for the concert will look to honour Baker's lifetime in music and will, of course, include Clapton and Baker's work together in Cream and Blind Faith.

The event will be held in aid of Leonard Cheshire, a charity close to the Baker family, which supports disabled individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability, at the heart of local life - opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.

The rest of the line-up has yet to be announced; tickets for the concert sold out a long time ago, unsurprisingly.

Some of you will be aware that this won't be the first time that Eric and Roger will have worked together on stage - Roger's 1984 Pros And Cons Of Hitchhiking tour included Eric on guitar in the band, to great acclaim.  

Roger's announcement of this earlier today on his social media was quite low key, and follows an earlier video he posted running through the chords of Sunshine Of Your Love, without explanation of why he was doing it. Now we know!

UPDATE: The line up for the Tribute consisted of Eric Clapton, Paul Carrack, Chris Stainton, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd, Willie Weeks, Katie Kissoon and Sharon White. The special guests were Steve Winwood, Roger Waters, Nile Rodgers, Ronnie Wood, Kofi Baker, Kenney Jones, Henry Spinetti and Will Johns.

Roger appeared on the first three songs on the night: Sunshine Of Your Love, Strange Brew and White Room. The encore was a cover of Robert Johnson's Cross Road Blues, which featured all the artists, and notably Roger Waters on cowbell for the last half of the song!

There were discrete cameras around the venue, certainly to show the musicians on the screen at the rear of the stage - we are hoping that the performance was recorded for eventual release. We'll keep you posted on that front... 

 
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