Australian Pink Floyd Show comes to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 25
From a press release:
After celebrating nearly 35 years of playing Pink Floyd songs, the whole world stopped in 2020 while the global pandemic caused the postponement or cancellation of live music. Now it is time to shine on again as The Australian Pink Floyd Show returns with a new tour for 2022, including a new date at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre – Sunday, Sept. 25.
The All That’s to Come Tour, their biggest North American trek yet with 50 stops planned, will bring to the stage the songs that mean so much to Pink Floyd fans all over the world. Replicating music from every phase of Pink Floyd’s journey, from “Ummagumma” to “The Division Bell” and all albums in between, this tour reinforces TAPFS’s dedication to the heritage of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason with a show that pays sincere and genuine tribute to those legendary Pink Floyd productions. With state-of-the-art lighting and video, pinpoint lasers, gargantuan inflatables, and flawless live sound that was the benchmark of Pink Floyd shows, TAPFS guarantees to deliver a memorable live experience.
Doors at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 6:30 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which are $34.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, and $79.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the F.M. Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 23 at 10 a.m.
Selling over four million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “the gold standard” and the Daily Mirror as “the kings of the genre,” The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first-ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide, played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration, and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright. TAPFS is the leading and biggest show of its kind in the world.
Performing the music of Pink Floyd with note-for-note perfection, this critically acclaimed show has been astonishing audiences worldwide for more than three decades. Always striving to reproduce the complete Pink Floyd experience and bring the music to new audiences, the concert continues to include a stunning light and laser show; video animations; state-of-the-art, high-resolution LED screen technology; and other special effects. In addition and in true Pink Floyd fashion, there are several huge inflatables, including a giant pig and their own unique pink kangaroo.
They have worked with Pink Floyd touring musicians like Guy Pratt, Durga McBroom, and her sister Lorelei McBroom, as well as sound engineer Colin Norfield, who worked with Pink Floyd during their “Division Bell” tour and on Gilmour’s solo tours.
Often described as being much more than a tribute band, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is the first Pink Floyd tribute show that took the concept into the worldwide arena circuit. The band has played to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, North America, Canada, South America, and Russia.
With over 30 years of history, the world’s largest Pink Floyd tribute show continues to delight its global fan base.
“For the record, TAPFS are a phenomenon to be witnessed live,” Prog said. “It’s almost enough to make you forget you haven’t been watching Pink Floyd, but a surrogate band.”