Surprise! Roger Water Reunites With Nick Mason For Special One Night Only Pink Floyd Jam
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Waters, Mason Reunite Onstage
It may not be a full Pink Floyd reunion, but we’ll take it!
Last night, Roger Waters and former Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason reunited onstage at New York’s Beacon Theatre where they engaged in a special, one night only jam of the band’s classic track “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”.
It was the perfect way to kick off the first ever North American tour for Mason’s project, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, and while Mason warned fans months ago that there was a chance that Waters, 75, would crash one of his shows, there was no preparing them for the magical moment when he actually appeared onstage.
“Roger threatened to come down and play some time. I think one day David might do the same. He lent me loads of equipment that we needed to go out. So they were both great, actually.”
Fair warning, though: if you’re holding out hope that David Gilmour will join both Roger Waters and Nick Mason, don’t hold your breath – Nick certainly isn’t, not after two decades of wishing, waiting, and hoping.
The last time anyone saw Gilmour, 72, and Waters, 75, together onstage was in 2011, when Gilmour came out to play “Comfortably Numb” at London’s O2 Arena with Waters.
Before that, it was a small set at a UK benefit show for Palestinian children; before that, the famed Live 8 reunion in 2005. For a moment, it looked like the frosty tensions between the two were finally starting to thaw after more than two decades – but the feud resumed when in 2014, Gilmour cut The Endless River in tribute to late friend and bandmate Richard Wright and didn’t invite Waters to participate in the event.
At this point, it doesn’t matter what configuration it is – we’re just glad these guys are still playing music well into their 70s!