On Thursday evening, former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason brought his Saucerful of Secrets band, who made their debut less than a year ago, to New York’s Beacon Theatre as part of their first-ever North American tour, and the group was joined by another Floyd Alumnus, Roger Waters.
Mason’s new group focuses on tunes from Pink Floyd’s early, pre-Dark Side of the Moon catalog—hence their name, which takes from the band’s sophomore album and its title track. Last night, Waters emerged to take lead vocals on “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” also from the band’s namesake record. He also took some time to join Mason behind the drum set and hit the gong while his former bandmate continued on the kit. The two surviving Pink Floyd cofounders last shared the stage on May 12, 2011, during a Waters performance at London’s 02 Arena. (David Gilmour also participated in the partial Pink Floyd reunion.)
Check out the setlist and fan-shot video of the sit-in below. Mason and Saucerful of Secrets return to the Beacon stage tonight for round two.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets
April 18, 2019
Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Interstellar Overdrive, Astronomy Domine, Lucifer Sam, Fearless, Obscured by Clouds, When You’re In, Remember a Day, Arnold Layne, Vegetable Man, If / Atom Heart Mother / If (Reprise), The Nile Song, Green Is the Colour, Let There Be More Light, Childhood’s End, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun^, See Emily Play, Bike, One of These Days
Enc: A Saucerful of Secrets, Point Me at the Sky
Notes: ^ with Roger Waters