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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Announces Rescheduled Echoes Tour Dates

UPDATE (3/21/22): Nick Mason has announced rescheduled tour dates, updated below, for the fall. “We are really looking forward to returning to North America and we’re happy to be able to now announce these new dates for later this year,” the drummer said in a statement. “We wanted to make sure to come back when it’s safe for our fans, the band, and our crew.” The trek now includes several new dates, which will go on sale March 25 at 10 a.m. local time.

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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets are coming back to North America early next year for an encore run of shows they’re calling the Echoes Tour. It kicks off January 18th at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, and wraps up February 28th at the Orpheum in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“We enjoyed our 2019 tour in America so much,” Mason says in a statement. “We’re happy to be back at it and playing Pink Floyd music fans may have never had the chance to experience live.”

The group was formed in 2018 by Mason, Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, former Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris, and keyboardist Dom Beken. The plan from the very beginning was to play only songs Pink Floyd recorded before Dark Side of the Moon turned the band into superstars.

“I knew I couldn’t play ‘Comfortably Numb’ better than David or Roger, or indeed even the Australian Pink Floyd [tribute band],” Mason told Rolling Stone in 2018. “It became a matter of finding something else that engaged us…It’s material that hasn’t been heard that often, so there’s something a bit fresh about it.”

That material includes Syd Barrett-penned tunes like “Astronomy Domine” and “Arnold Layne,” songs from David Gilmour’s earliest days in the band like “Childhood’s End” and “Fearless,” and even the occasional classic rock radio favorite like “One of These Days.”

One song from this time period they haven’t done so far is “Echoes.” “The problem with ‘Echoes’ is there was a feeling like it has so much to do with Rick [Wright] that we wanted to steer clear of it,” Mason said. “I think that in the long term, we might look at that because it’s a wonderful piece, an homage to Rick. It’s something that we’ve talked about, but not personally addressed.”

It seems like they might address “Echoes” this time considering they’re calling this run the Echoes Tour. Just don’t expect them to break the rule and start playing “”Wish You Were Here” or “Mother.”

“I can’t get enormously enthusiastic about doing a definitive version of ‘Comfortably Numb’ or a definitive version of ‘Money’ or whatever,” Mason said in 2018. “I don’t want some grading system where someone goes ‘here are the five best versions of ‘Comfortably Numb’ and we don’t even make it onto the chart.”

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets’ The Echoes Tour Rescheduled Dates

September 22 – Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre – Boch Center
September 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater
September 25 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
September 26 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
September 27 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
September 29 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre
September 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
October 1 – Columbus, OH @ The Palace *
October 3 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
October 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre *
October 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
October 7 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
October 8 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
October 9 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts Center *
October 11 – Montreal, QC @ Théâtre Saint-Denis 1
October 12 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
October 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Clowes Hall *
October 16 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Theatre *
October 17 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
October 18 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall *
October 20 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
October 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Madison Center for the Arts
October 24 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
October 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre
October 26 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre *
October 28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
October 31 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
November 1 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre

* Tickets on sale March 25.

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