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The Australian Pink Floyd Show returning to America for 30th anniversary tour

Good news, mate! The Australian Pink Floyd Show, long deemed the best Pink Floyd tribute band on the planet, is returning to the US this year for a tour that celebrates the group’s 30th anniversary. The anniversary show is called Time: Thirty Years of Celebrating Pink Floyd 2018, and Aussie Floyd, as the band is familiarly known, will present the program 28 times beginning with a Sept. 6 show in Costa Mesa, CA and wrapping up with an Oct. 16 performance in Madison, WI. Additional tour dates include:

Sept. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 7 – Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino (Click here for tickets)

Aussie Floyd are known for putting on a show that very closely resembles the work of Pink Floyd themselves, so remarkably like the original group that Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour once booked the band to play at his birthday party. So fans can expect a note-perfect recreation of Pink Floyd music from all eras of the band’s career, including songs from the very early days when the late Syd Barrett was writing psychedelic pop songs like “See Emily Play.” Two songs that the Aussie Floyd usually play at every show are “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” and “Wish You Were Here;” both songs are about Barrett, who got kicked out of the band when his drug use rendered him unable to play. Barrett blew his mind out so badly that he lived as an invalid for decades until he succumbed to cancer in 2006.

The music is not the only part of an Australian Pink Floyd Show that channels Pink Floyd; the band has an incredible light show and also utilizes psychedelic visuals that are projected onto a screen behind the stage. Pink Floyd was also known for having inflatables appear on the stage, most notably a “flying” pink pig that would zoom over the players during the playing of songs from the Animals album. He doesn’t appear at every show, but Aussie Floyd has an inflatable animal too, a giant pink kangaroo that towers over the musicians.

Aussie Floyd currently consists of guitarists and singers Steve Mac and David Domminney Fowler, singers and bass players Colin Wilson and Ricky Howard, singer Chris Barnes, drummer Paul Bonney, keyboards player Jason Sawford, sax man Mike Kidson and backup vocalists Lara Smiles, Lorelei McBroom and Emily Lynn. The ladies always shine throughout an Aussie Floyd show, but they bring the house down with their soaring and wordless singing when the band plays “The Great Gig in the Sky,” a cut from Pink Floyd’s best-selling 1973 release Dark Side of the Moon. Aussie Floyd are currently on tour in Europe and they have been playing about 20 songs per night there, including all of the cuts mentioned above.

To follow The Australian Pink Floyd Show go here.

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