Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his band Saucerful of Secrets were at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Thursday night for the latest stop on their North American tour. Unbeknownst to fans in the audience, the band, which performs Pink Floyd material from their pre-Dark Side of the Moon era, Roger Waters was also in the venue last night, and gave everyone a joyous surprise when he came out to sing on “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” towards the latter half of the set. The song originally appeared on the band’s 1968 album, A Saucerful of Secrets.Related: Forty-Two Years Later, The Message Of Pink Floyd’s “Animals” Still ResonatesThe rare reunion between former bandmates (the two’s first since 2011) began following an introduction of Waters to the stage by Mason, who banged away on a gong located behind his drumset during an ominous red-themed opening. The audience gradually erupted into applause as Waters made his way onto the stage to share a hug with his old friend. The thrilling performance of the mystic rock tune stretched out to a mesmerizing 13-minutes in length, with Waters finding his way over to the gong after finishing the song’s lyrical section. Fans can check out the video below to watch the entire reunion performance from Thursday’s show.Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets with Roger Waters – “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”[Video: allbearsrule]Waters would reportedly return to the stage to take a bow with the band following the show’s encore.Tickets for Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets’ sold-out return to the Beacon Theatre on Friday are likely in pretty high demand on the secondary market today following last night’s thrilling guest sit-in. The band will then head to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. this weekend for the final two shows of their winter/spring tour.[H/T BrooklynVegan]
“I gave the task force three tasks, namely detecting firms planning to relocate, analyzing the ease [of doing business] offered by other countries and, importantly, making a decision in a negotiation,” Bahlil stated in a press release on June 19.The establishment of the task force was part of the government’s efforts to minimize the economic impact of COVID-19 on foreign direct investment, which fell 9.2 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 98 trillion (US$6.9 billion) in the first quarter of 2020.The coronavirus outbreak, which was first detected in China, has strained Indonesia’s foreign direct investment as projects have been delayed as a result of social restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. The pandemic has also disrupted global supply chains and has made some companies question their heavy reliance on China.Bahlil, who formerly led the Association of Young Indonesian Entrepreneurs (HIPMI), declined to provide details of the businesses planning to relocate to the country, saying that he was “waiting for the President himself to announce them”.BKPM data shows that Japanese firms invested $604 million in the first three months of this year, making it the fourth-largest country of origin for foreign direct investment in the period. South Korean firms were the eighth largest, investing $130.4 million, followed by the United States with $114.1 million.Topics : The government has established a special task force to attract businesses leaving China and facilitate their relocation to Indonesia.American, Japanese and South Korean companies are reportedly in discussions with the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) over their potential relocation to the Batang and Brebes industrial districts in Central Java, which are currently under development.According to BKPM head Bahlil Lahadalia, the agency has completed 60 percent of the relocation process for some firms.