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.