Having sold over 4 million tickets in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the leading concert performances currently operating: The Times described them as “The Gold Standard.” This act is so good they were even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!
Forming in 1988, the band began their venture as a part of the wave of Australian tribute bands to arrive in the UK in the early 1990s. In 1993, The Australian Pink Floyd Show performed at the first international Pink Floyd fan convention organized in conjunction with Brain Damage, the Pink Floyd fan magazine, at Wembley Convention Centre. Throughout the 1990s, the band played predominately in the UK, gradually refining their show and developing a solid reputation on the live music circuit.
The following decade saw the band playing bigger and more prestigious 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. The band has continued to perform worldwide and has played to sell-out audiences throughout Europe, UK, America, Canada, South America, Israel and Russia.
The band has played with musicians over the years who have performed with Pink Floyd – including Guy Pratt, Durga McBroom and her sister Lorelei McBroom (who is now a regular member of the current TAPFS line-up). The band have often used the services of long-time friend and respected sound engineer Colin Norfield, who worked with Pink Floyd during their Division Bell tour of the early nineties and with David Gilmour on his solo tours.
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, filmed sequences on a large circular LED screen, and other special effects. To accompany these visuals are several large inflatables, including a giant pig and their own distinct Pink Kangaroo.
The Australian Pink Floyd show returns to Kitchener on Thursday, October 18 @ 8PM. Get your tickets now and rock it out to Pink Floyd’s songs all night long!