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The Australian Pink Floyd Show arrives

Since teenagers learning the acoustic guitar will play “Wish You Were Here” with the fervent concentration of an acolyte lifting a communion wafer, Pink Floyd’s music looks like it will remain, with or without Pink Floyd.

Considering the loss of keyboardist Richard Wright, who died last year, without seems most likely.

That absence sets the stage for the career of The Australian Pink Floyd Show, which performs tonight at the Fox Theatre.

They started as a bar band in Adelaide, playing the songs they liked, which included a lot of Pink Floyd, and eventually Floyd dominated their sets. After a 1993 performance at an international Pink Floyd fan convention in London, a career as a doppelganger band took off.

Operating with the apparent blessing of the surviving members of the real Pink Floyd (David Gilmour even had them play at his 50th birthday party), the Ozzies do their best to duplicate the Pink Floyd experience. They perform before the familiar round screen, ringed by “intelligent lights,” while video clips and lasers wash the room with color commentary and inflatables soar over the crowd. (The Floyd’s trademark pink pig is joined by the Down Under version’s own pink kangaroo.)

Expect songs from “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall.”

 

The Australian Pink Floyd Show, 8 p.m. $41.50-$46.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, www.foxtheatre.org.

11 comments Add your comment

Nachos Fan

October 14th, 2009
5:04 pm

The Floyd rules!!!

I think Saban likes em too.

atlien052

October 14th, 2009
5:22 pm

It’s Aussies, not Ozzies genius.

bemerson

October 14th, 2009
5:38 pm

It’s a slang term, based on the similarity in sound.
From the Urban dictionary:

An Ozzie or (Aussie) is an Australian slang term to name themselves. . .

MB

October 14th, 2009
5:47 pm

Can’t believe people will pay that to see a cover band. Then again, maybe I’m just cheap.

Wink

October 14th, 2009
6:00 pm

I wasn’t impressed last time they were here. Although I wasn’t stoned either.

BULLDAWG2007

October 14th, 2009
6:16 pm

i WAS stoned the last time they were here…and they were AWESOME. ESPECIALLY the chick who did the screaming/wailing on “Brain Damage” She got the loudest cheers of the night…but the whole show was great.

Rain

October 14th, 2009
6:19 pm

Hope they are better than The Beatles imitators, Rain. They were disappointing. Maybe it was because they used a stand in for one of the the imposters.

Ninabobina

October 15th, 2009
9:58 am

The show was great. There were many high points…(insert pun) like the surprises of “The Post War Dream” and “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”. The audience was flat for the majority of the show and seemed most happy when the band was playing the mainstream stuff like “Another Brick in the Wall Pt II” and “Learning to Fly”. Overall, it was a great experience in lieu of the real thing.

reid harris

November 5th, 2009
7:06 am

i enjoyed your recent show in miami musically you were great! but the lazer light shows i have seen in recent years was very dissapointing.please bring back the old light show!

reid harris

November 5th, 2009
7:06 am

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November 6th, 2009
3:00 pm

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