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October 28th - FOX THEATER, OAKLAND, CA, USA (rescheduled) Print E-mail
Fox Theater, Oakland
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Capacity: 2,085

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, USA. MAP

Website: www.thefoxoakland.com

 

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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 2022 taking the music to new fans, as well as those who have already experienced the show, eager for more - particularly with the halt to concerts due to the Coronavirus pandemic!

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 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, via Ticketmaster, and the venues themselves.

UPDATE, 28th December 2021: In a not overly surprising move, bearing in mind the current global situation with Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, which is spreading extremely fast, the January/February 2022 Saucerful Of Secrets tour of the US and Canada has now been postponed. Rescheduled dates for the Fall (Autumn) of 2022 will be announced, and ticket holders are advised to hold onto their original tickets and await further information from the venue and/or ticket company where they purchased their tickets.

UPDATE, 21 March 2022: The revised touring schedule has been announced, and this concert is one of the shows to have moved to a new date in the Fall of 2022. For rescheduled shows that will be taking place at the same venue, all previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new date. For all shows being moved to new venues, customers will be automatically refunded for their purchase and offered an exclusive presale opportunity for the new venue and date. Further information will be sent directly to the original ticket holders by email shortly, and for any additional ticketing inquiries, fans should reach out to their point of purchase.

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: Astronomy Domine, The Nile Song, Burning Bridges, Childhood's End, Lucifer Sam, Echoes.
ENCORE:
See Emily Play, A Saucerful Of Secrets, Bike.

WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD!

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

Show twenty-six of the North American tour, with just two more to follow, that saw the band in Oakland, the last of the shows in California, that we hear went down a storm with the audience. Did you go to this show? Let us know!

The band now have a couple of days off, with travel to Seattle for the penultimate show of the tour (for now).

 

CONCERT REVIEW and PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, William Buckley

The show was incredible. It is not fair to compare this to Rog's or David's, but you can't help but do it. Compared to the other tours, this is the only one where the music sounds alive. You can see and feel the band feeding on each other and it is very refreshing. At one point, Nick looked over at Guy and told him to extend the song another measure.

The song selection is wonderful, although I did miss Point Me at the Sky. Echoes is a standout (of course) as is Saucerful. Musically speaking, this is the best Floyd related touring group. Again, it feels alive due to the fact that they do not have to sync up to a video production or lighting. Also, the music has teeth. They play the songs with attitude. Nick must be a punk rocker at heart.

 

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Oakland, CA, 28 October 2022

 

There were a couple of funny lines from Nick, and he really seemed to enjoy himself. The crowd laughed quite a bit when he spoke of the band's first tour in the states.

 

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Oakland, CA, 28 October 2022

 

I do wish they would put out new music, but I know this won't happen.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 14 November 2022 )
 
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