Just this Thursday, April 18, in New York City two of the surviving members of Pink Floyd’s original lineup came together for a performance and a historic reunion, according to Rolling Stone. Vocalist and bassist Roger Waters made a surprise appearance during drummer Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets at Beacon Theater. The members played a rendition of “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” a song from the original band’s 1968 album A Saucerful of Secrets.
This exciting rendezvous marked the first time the two musicians played together onstage since 2011. In 2011 Mason and the group’s singer-guitarist, David Gilmour, joined in with Waters at a performance of the band’s The Wall album for a few songs. Additionally, the two worked together in promoting Waters’ concert film The Wall in 2014.
During the performance, Waters used the mic to reflect on a prior show with Pink Floyd and his relationship with Nick, “It was called the Scene Club and its owner was Steve Paul, and it was 1969,” he told the crowd. “I remember it well. We had a gong in those days. As I remember, as I used to, in the middle of the show, hurl a necked whiskey glass at it – and the glass was empty because I’d drunk the whiskey, as we did back in the old days – anyway, I’m so happy to be here playing with Nick.”
The crowd went crazy for the collaboration. At one point Waters climbed on top of the drum riser and hit Mason’s gong before walking around patting the band members on the back. After that the song ended and he walked offstage. At the end of whole show, Waters came back out to take a bow with the band.