Wish You Were Here – well, in March next year
They are not renowned for their hidden depths – you could argue the average Aussie bloke has hidden shallows – but you can at least give The Australian Pink Floyd credit for not being a tribute to a band from the homeland, such as Men At Work.
The band will be in Preston on March 17 next year, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Wish You Were Here.
The two-hour set will focus on what was Floyd’s ninth album – including all nine parts of Shine On You Crazy Diamond – but will also draw heavily from the iconic The Dark Side Of The Moon and The Division Bell LPs.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show are much more than a tribute to the great music of Pink Floyd, and were described by The Times as “the gold standard”. The band capture and convey the spirit as well as the sound, and slavish attention is lavished upon jaw-dropping staging.
The 2015 dates offer a host of brand new visuals and effects and an overhauled technical set-up, resulting simply in a show that is even bigger and even better.
Aussie Floyd, who have sold more than four million concert tickets globally, have generated their own heritage with scores of sold-out shows featuring note perfect performances which remain true to the original.
This month, Classic Rock said: “TAPFS make the Floyd experience their own.”
Indeed, the tour will feature vocalist Lorelei McBroom, who performed with Pink Floyd on the Momentary Lapse of Reason and Delicate Sound of Thunder tours.
Colin Norfield is also aboard as sound engineer – he was engineer on Pink Floyd’s final world tour, Division Bell, and has since handled live sound for David Gilmour.
The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine said: “The Aussie Floyd delighted the crowd with a meticulously crafted performance, expensively staged with bright lights, lasers, and, yes, inflatables.”