Pink Floyd fans flock to Ruth Eckerd Hall

Pink Floyd fans flock to Ruth Eckerd Hall

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The Australian Pink Floyd Show returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall Aug. 11.

CLEARWATER – The Australian Pink Floyd Show will present its Best Side of the Moon Friday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

Tickets start at $40.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.r­uthec­kerdh­all.c­om.

This will be the band’s 10th concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall. On this outing the Australian Pink Floyd Show will be performing the “Dark Side of the Moon” album in its entirety as well as some of the most popular songs from the Syd Barrett years. Pink Floyd fans can also expect to hear selections from albums such as “Meddle,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” “The Wall,” “The Final Cut,” “Momentary Lapse of Reason” and “The Division Bell.”

Performing the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection, this critically acclaimed tribute show has been astonishing audiences worldwide. Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences, the show continues to include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, state-of-the-art high-resolution LED screen technology and other special effects. To accompany these visuals are several large inflatables including a giant pig and their own distinct Pink Kangaroo.

They have also worked with musicians such as Guy Pratt, Durga McBroom and her sister Lorelei McBroom who have toured with Pink Floyd, as well as sound engineer Colin Norfield who worked with Pink Floyd during the Division Bell tour and on David Gilmour’s solo tours.

Often described as being more than a tribute band, the Australian Pink Floyd Show is the first Pink Floyd tribute show that took the concept out of the pubs and onto the worldwide arena circuit. The band has played to sell out audiences throughout Europe, UK, America, Canada, South America, Israel and Russia.

Selling 4 million tickets worldwide, the Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its debut concert in Adelaide, Australia, in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide. Their résumé also includes playing at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration.

Throughout the 1990s, the band played predominately in the UK, according to Rock Paper Scissors, a music and technology PR firm representing TAPFS. During the first decade, the band gradually refined their show and developed a solid reputation on the live music circuit.

The following decade saw the band playing larger venues including the Royal Albert Hall in 2003. In 2004 the band embarked on its arena tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, a tour that took the band on to its first major European and North American tours.

In recent years, the band has continued to cement its reputation, releasing several live concert DVDs and CDs and playing at major European festivals. Its first appearance in Malta became a national event with 15,000 people in attendance – even the Maltese prime minister came to meet the band backstage.

In 2013 the band toured with a new show that celebrated the 40th anniversary of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ and released another live DVD, CD and BluRay (“Eclipsed by the Moon”) whilst continuing to develop new ideas for the show to the delight of its fans worldwide.

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