The group is called Nick Mason’s “Saucerful of Secrets” after their second album. It was the transition album that would feature both Syd Barrett and his replacement David Gilmour from 1968.
The new band which consists of Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet, Lee Harris of the Blockheads, bassist Guy Pratt, composer Dom Beken
The shows start in London in May. Mason’s group said in a statement, “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, Very few bands are as culturally important as Pink Floyd. They are one of the best selling music artists of all time and Nick Mason is a founder and the only constant member of the band performing on all of their albums as well as all of their live shows. This will be Nick Mason’s first live musical outing since Pink Floyd played at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London.”
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