Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd material with supergroup

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets also features members of Spandau Ballet and The Blockheads

Legendary Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has formed a new supergroup, named Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets.

Taking their name from Pink Floyd’s second studio album, which came out in 1968, Saucerful Of Secrets will perform early Pink Floyd material at four intimate shows in London next month.

The shows will mark the first time Mason has played live since the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012. There, he performed Pink Floyd track ‘Wish You Were Here’ with Ed Sheeran, Genesis’ Mike Rutherford, and Richard Jones of The Feeling.

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets tour dates 2018

Camden Dingwalls, London (May 20)
The Half Moon in Putney, London (May 21) 
The Half Moon in Putney, London (May 23)
The Half Moon in Putney, London (May 24)

“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 band say in a press release.

The five-piece also features Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet, former Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt, The Blockheads guitarist Lee Harris, and music producer and composer Dom Beken.

Last year Nick Mason offered to play drums for Harry Styles on tour, telling BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans “I happened to be driving along and I heard Harry’s single. I listened to it and the DJ said afterwards, ‘It sounds a bit like Pink Floyd to me’ and I thought, ‘Yeah, I could play that’. I listen to music on the radio in a particular way, which is [in terms of the] drums and bass. My belief is that bands are made up of bass, drums and a bunch of novelty acts. Anyway, I heard [Style’s single] and I thought I’d ask Harry if I could play drums on a track on his next album.”