O2 Apollo Manchester

Capacity: 3,500

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: Stockport Rd, Manchester M12 6AP. MAP




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 that 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. The insatiable demand for more dates, in more locations, has resulted in the band carrying on from where they left off, with shows for 2020 taking the music to new fans, as well as those who have already experienced the show, eager for more!

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 starts on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th 2019 at 10am (UK time), via this direct link at, and the venues themselves.

UPDATE, 2nd February 2021: Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, this concert, along with the others on the 2020/2021 tour, has been re-scheduled; tickets remain valid for the new date (shown in the title of this page) so there should be no need to contact the venue for clarification or to change the ticket. 

SET LIST - highlight the following with your mouse to read...
FIRST HALF: One Of These Days, Arnold Layne, Fearless, Obscured By Clouds, When You're In, Candy And A Currant Bun, Vegetable Man, If, Atom Heart Mother, If Reprise, Remember A Day, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun. SECOND HALF: Interstellar Overdrive, Astronomy Domine, The Nile Song, Burning Bridges, Childhood's End, Lucifer Sam, Echoes.
See Emily Play, A Saucerful Of Secrets, Bike.


Do not read on if you don't want surprises to be spoilt, regarding what the band played!

In previous shows there was a slight issue with a couple of the audience members persistently using their phone lights while filming, annoying the band - Nick has made a point in many of the gigs so far this year to ask that people DON'T use flash or video lights during the show. A general message has gone out on the band's social media channels asking for people to turn off these lights, which after all, make NO difference to any of the pictures or video taken from the audience! All it does is annoy other members of the audience around the person doing it, and the band members themselves who are trying to concentrate on the show. If you went to this show, how was the situation with this?

As expected with the location, the Manchester audience ensured the band had a great time performing for the crowd at the O2 Apollo. The band seem to be getting more and more settled into the material after the initial rustiness, and the performances seem to be getting better and better somehow!

The band now head south to Bath for their show there tomorrow.


I just got back home to USA following ten days visit to UK, last week.

Saw Nick Mason's Saucers twice, in Newcastle on the 3rd, and in Manchester on the 6th of May. My wife and I spent most of our trip relaxing and sightseeing in York, which is located about midway between the two venues. And we also took in a museum and an art gallery in Manchester, before leaving.

We both enjoyed the show on Friday in Manchester a little more than the Tuesday night show in Newcastle. There was just more energy. The house was full. I think Guy Pratt said that his son, who studies at the University of Manchester, was in the audience. (And also maybe it's because our seats, which were in almost the last row, nicely situated very near to the bar, so we always had full glasses.)

On both nights ours were possibly the worst seats left, back when all the shows got cancelled. Twice rescheduled. It was a very long time waiting.

The back row seats at the Apollo in Manchester were absolutely the best!

And the "partial view" spot that we had on the balcony of the City Hall, in Newcastle, turned out to be the greatest seats also! I was able to snap super photos from up there. Oddly, though perhaps due to being a Tuesday weeknight, the venue was half-full, so we had lots of elbow room. The balcony was nearly empty and so we could move around, and choose unbroken seats. Of course, the spectacular view meant we saw everything, including the evening's blemishes. Still perfect. I'd never hoped to be able to watch Nick and the rest playing, from so close. My "partial view" was anything but that.

I can hardly wait for the North American piece of the Saucers tour! (Please, Japan next?)

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Manchester 2022 - pic Danny Vacek


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Last Updated ( Friday, 13 May 2022 )