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Home arrow Nick Mason's SOS 2023 arrow September 16th - FORUM MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
September 16th - FORUM MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA Print E-mail
Forum Melbourne
TICKET SCAN TO GO HERE

Capacity: 2,000

Concert starts: 8pm

Address of venue: 154 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. MAP

Website: forummelbourne.com.au

 

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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, resulted in the band carrying on from where they left off, with numerous shows in 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. The band clearly had a great time last year, as they are performing more shows in 2023!

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'.

There's a TEG Dainty and a Ticketek pre-sale, which start on Monday, 20th March at 10am local time - go to their respective websites for more details of how to participate in these pre-sales. This is followed by the general sale of tickets which starts on Wednesday, 22nd March, again at 10am local time, via this direct link at Ticketek.com.au.

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 one of the 2023 Australian tour tour saw the band play their first concert down under, in the lovely surroundings of the Forum Melbourne. A sell-out show proved a great start to this leg of their Echoes Tour, and they are back tomorrow night for the second of the brace of shows...

Initial reports are that the band were on fine form, with the crowd giving the band a very healthy ovation at the end! Did you go to this show? Let us know!

CONCERT PICTURES by BD CONTRIBUTOR, John

Here's a view of the stage, as the time ticks down to the start of the show, followed by pictures of the band in action...

Forum Melbourne, pre-Saucers gig
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023
 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Melbourne, Australia, September 2023

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 ( Saturday, 16 September 2023 )
 
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