Aired Friday April 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm on KUED HD Ch. 7.1
While Pink Floyd broke up in 1996, the musical and visual concert experience of one of rock music's most iconic groups can still be experienced through the musical prowess of the worldside touring tribute band, Australian Pink Floyd. The Australian Pink Floyd Show: Live From The Hammersmith Apollo , the group's most extravgant special to date, airs Friday, April 13 at 9 p.m. on KUED.
The concert special features Pink Floyd's most beloved songs set to a state-of-the-art 3-D laser show. Taped in front of a sold-out London audience, the one-hour concert features everything a true "AFP" fan expects: an astonishing note-for-note rendering of Pink Floyd's music, evocative atmosphere, lasers, explosions, inflatable pigs and even Skippy the Kangaroo (the band's pseudo mascot).
"The show offers stunning performances of classics like "Wish You Here," "Another Brick in the Wall" (Part 2) and "Comfortably Numb," to name but three from their nine-song set," says KUEd Director of Programming James Davie. "These unprecedented concert visuals and cutting-edge effects have been described by concert goers and music aficionados as what Pink Floyd would be doing if they were still touring today."
Featuring founding members Steve Mac and Jason Sawford, the band has been performing the Pink Floyd catalogue for more than 20 years and has played to more than three million fans worldwide. The band's live sets are packed with fans' favorite Floyd classics from across the years that otherwise would not be heard together in a concert setting.
Even the original members of Pink Floyd have weighed in with positive reviews of their musical doppelgangers. Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason called the group "very good, probably better than we are." And David Gilmour hired the group to play his 50th birthday celebration, saying that they were "a show that truly embraces the Floyd legacy." The group is simply a master of their craft, as comprehensively demonstrated with this new, stunning television special and live tour.
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