Unsurprisingly, the Corona virus pandemic has claimed another tour, this time the 2020 ‘This Is Not A Drill‘ tour of North America.
Roger Waters has released a statement, which you can read below
THE BAD NEWS: I’ve had to postpone my THIS IS NOT A DRILL tour until next year. Bummer, but if it saves one life, it’s worth it.
THE GOOD NEWS!!!! A federal Judge in Washington DC ruled on March 25, 2020 that Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline Executive order was ILLEGAL and demands an E.I.S (Environmental Impact Statement). This is a huge victory for the STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBES. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!! Love R.
Ticketholders are advised to hold on to their original tickets for now, and there will be more information forthcoming.
Remember to check back in with AFG for updates over the coming days and weeks.
Further to the postponement of their 2020 tour, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets ‘Live at the Roundhouse‘ concert video and audio releases have also been delayed.
Owing to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, the release has been pushed from April, and will now hit store shelves on September 18th 2020.
The band posted the following update on their Facebook page:
Based on some social comments concerning the release date of Live At The Roundhouse changing, the band, and Sony Music, wanted to offer some further clarification of the reasons:
– At such extraordinary times they want to do all they can to help, prioritising post / deliveries for vital supplies & limiting interaction for these very important delivery workers to ensure everyone’s safety
– Sony’s main warehouse has been placed on lockdown with no date confirmed for re-opening so they cannot complete the manufacture, or supply stock, on this or indeed any other Sony release currently
– Music retailers, particularly small, independent stores, will be hit hard by these closures and we want to support them by issuing this at a time where each store can be open for customers. Additionally to this, Amazon has informed all record companies non-essential products like CDs and DVDs will not be prioritised and may not be shipped
To help fans with the wait, the band is planning on releasing more preview tracks online, starting this week, so keep checking back with AFG!
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets have been forced to postpone their upcoming 2020 tours of Europe, the UK and Ireland, thanks to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation. Their statement follows:
The safety and wellbeing of the fans, the crew and band members are of paramount importance to those involved in the Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets UK & European tour that was due to start on April 23. Under the advice of the government due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unilateral decision by the theatres to close at these uncertain times, we have had to postpone the UK shows until October.
We are currently working on re-scheduled dates for the shows in London, Southampton and Dublin. Customers are advised to retain their tickets and ticket confirmations at this time. More information will be announced in the near future on these rescheduled shows.
The European leg of the tour, which was due to begin on May 18 in Brussels, has also been postponed due to most of the governments in Europe forcing a complete lockdown of public assemblies and making it impossible to continue. Any further decision on this part of the tour will be taken as the situation becomes more settled and clearer.
The good news is that most of the UK shows already have new dates scheduled in October 2020 and all existing tickets will remain valid. Dates for the European tour will be determined at a later date, once the impact of the pandemic has been assessed.
01 / 10 / 2020 – Forum, Bath
04 / 10 / 2020 – Barbican, York
05 / 10 / 2020 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
07 / 10 / 2020 – Sage, Gateshead
08 / 10 / 2020 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
09 / 10 / 2020 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
11 / 10 / 2020 – New Theatre Oxford, Oxford
12 / 10 / 2020 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
14 / 10 / 2020 – City Hall, Sheffield
15 / 10 / 2020 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
16 / 10 / 2020 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
19 / 10 / 2020 – Brighton Dome, Brighton
22 / 10 / 2020 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
24 / 10 / 2020 – G Live, Guildford
Make sure to check A Fleeting Glimpse for any updates relating to the tour, as they happen!
Pink Floyd - A Fleeting GlimpsePosted on by Liam C
On the 17th June 1981 Pink Floyd played the last show of the 2 Year Long The Wall Live Tour in 1980 – 81 at Earls Court in London, Subsequently this was to be band’s last show with Waters up until the critically acclaimed 2005 Live 8 Performance.
The Wall Live was performed just 31 times in four cities: Los Angeles (7 shows), Uniondale (5), Dortmund (8) and London (11). The primary ‘tour’ consisted of 18 shows in L.A., Uniondale and London in 1980, but the band performed a further eight shows in Dortmund (13–20 February 1981) and five more shows at Earl’s Court (13–17 June) for filming, with the intention of integrating the shows into the upcoming movie Pink Floyd : The Wall which was released in cinemas worldwide on 15 July 1982.
The London shows are documented on the album Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81.
A Fleeting Glimpse correspondent Antony Meadley was at the June 17th show in London and managed to photograph the show, from the notes emailed in the pictures where shot on 35mm slide film, they may have degraded a bit over the years, and some are a bit blurry as it was quite dark.
This is the first time photographs of this date have been shared to the Pink Floyd community and our sincere thanks go to Antony for sending them in.