NICK MASON on Possible PINK FLOYD Tour: “I Don’t Think So”

Nick Mason says Pink Floyd will not tour in support of the new album

Legendary Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason says that the band will not promote the upcoming album The Endless River by touring.

The album, which is set for the November 10th release, includes material left over from 1994’s The Division Bell sessions and features work by late keyboardist Rick Wright. David Gimour has recently said that the it’s the last studio album by Pink Floyd

In an interview with Gigwise, Mason says: “It would be fun to play live, but it doesn’t actually lend itself to a proper tour. It’s something you could play in the UFO Club in 1967. It certainly isn’t a stadium event – and without Rick it’s probably impossible. 

The nature of it is that a lot is designed there and then. You wouldn’t want to repeat what was on the record; it’s not something where you learn it and play it.”

Asked will Pink Floyd tour the new album, he answers: “I don’t think so.”

On comparisons that The Endless River is being described as a “sister album” to The Divison Bell, Mason says: “You wouldn’t recognise it as such. The way it’s put together, and in many ways the way that it’s played, it’s very much a band playing together in the studio. It’s very old-fashioned.

The album has already become the most pre-ordered title of the year on Amazon, and could yet top the the all-time chart. 

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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