Richard Ecclestone/RedfernsPink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will take part in a pair of events during the coming week in celebration of the release this Friday of the band’s massive new box set, The Early Years 1965-1972.

The first, taking place this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. ET at the YouTube Space London, will be a global live-stream event that Mason will host and that will be viewable at Pink Floyd’s official YouTube channel. The event will feature the premiere of select audio and video footage from the box set, a 27-disc collection containing a treasure trove of rare and previously unreleased material from the first several years of the band’s existence. During the festivities, Mason will “unbox” the package, and will answer questions submitted by the audience and by online viewers. Fans can submit their questions in advance at Pink Floyd’s Facebook page.

The second event will be the taping of a new episode of the public-television series Speakeasy, that will be held on Monday, November 14, at Lincoln Center in New York City. The hour-long program will feature Mason being interviewed by renowned rock journalist David Fricke about The Early Years box set and Pink Floyd’s history. Tickets for the taping, which begins at 8 p.m. ET, are available now at No word when Mason’s episode of Speakeasy will air.

Incidentally, Nick’s ex-Pink Floyd band mate Roger Waters appeared on a previous installment of the show, which features well-known artists conversing about various topics with a personally chosen interviewer.

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