Segerstrom Center For The Arts Presents The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Today
Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the biggest and most spectacular Pink Floyd show on the planet : The Australian Pink Floyd Show, arriving for one night only, September 6, 2018. Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, " Aussie Floyd " has sold five million tickets worldwide and has been described by The Times as " The G old 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 more than 35 countries worldwide ; played at David Gilmour's 50 th birthday celebration and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright. TAPFS is the leading and biggest show of its kind in the world.
Tickets for The Australian Pink Floyd Show start at $ 49 and go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. and will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling ( 714 ) 556 - 2787. For inquiries a bout group ticket savings for 20 or more, please call the Group Services office at ( 714 ) 755 - 0236. Performing the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection, this critically acclaimed tribute show has been astonishing audiences worldwide.
Striving to reproduce the Pink Floyd experience for loyal fans and bringing their music to new audiences, the show continues to include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, state of the art high resolution LED screen technology and other special effects. To accompany these visuals are several large inflatables including a giant pig and their own distinct Pink Kangaroo. Band members have worked with musicians like Guy Pratt, Durga McBroom and her sister Lorelei McBroom who have toured with Pink Floyd, as well as sound engineer Colin Norfield, who worked with Pink Floyd during their Division Bell tour and on David Gilmour's solo tours.
Often described as being the best tribute band in the world, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is the first Pink Floyd tribute show to take the concept out of the pubs and onto the worldwide arena circuit. The band has played to sell - out audiences throughout Europe, UK, America, Canada, South America, Israel and Russia. And with 30 years of history, the world's biggest, best and greatest Pink Floyd tribute show continues to delight its global audience.
When a group of five young guys from Adelaide got together to play Pink Floyd songs for their own enjoyment in a rented school room in 1988, little did they suspect that the project that was to become The Australian Pink Floyd Show ( also known as Aussie Floyd by their numerous fans ) would be filling arenas around the world 30 years later. During the late 1980s the tribute band scene was a new phenomenon and few tribute bands were in existence at the time ; the prospect of a group devoted to reproducing, note for note, and sound for sound, the music of Pink Floyd, seemed to be such an ambitious venture that few people really believed at the time it could be done. It wasn't long, however, before they gained a local reputation, which lead to an invitation to play in the UK at Wembley in 1993.
It seemed too good an opportunity to ignore, so leaving friends, family and possessions behind, the guys flew to England on a one - way ticket, hoping to earn the money to return a few months later. For years, they could not afford to return to Australia and, instead, were living hand - to - mouth, touring in a white van and lugging their own equipment around every night. Sustained by the enthusiasm of the increasing crowds, meeting David Gilmore, Nick Mason and Richard Wright from Pink Floyd, they started in pubs and moved upward to theatres and, eventually, to arenas in the UK and beyond. Since then, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has forged a unique reputation on the international touring circuit throughout North America and Europe. Spanning a period of 30 years, TAPFS is one of the oldest and longest running tribute shows in the world and, certainly, the most famous.
The term ' tribute band ' is no longer applicable because the stunning visual production and the attention to the sound and detail s of the music have made the show one of the hottest tickets on the music scene today in its own right. The Australian Pink Floyd Show has made numerous TV appearances, been the subject of articles and reviews in prestigious newspapers such as The Times an d The Guardian, music magazines, documentaries and have even been referenced in several books about Pink Floyd. Such is the reputation of the group, which now consists of a 10 - piece band, that it has attracted a dedicated and sometimes obsessive fan base from all over the world. The celebration of 30 years of performing the glorious music of Pink Floyd,
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is on its tour called Time, named for one of the best - known songs from the iconic album Dark Side of The Moon, performing mu sic from all periods of Floyd's career. The spectacular live show features state of the art lighting effects, lasers, specially designed imagery and animation projected onto a huge round screen, coupled with inflatables and, of course, the 10 - piece band of superb musicians and vocalists. It's a must see / must be experienced event for Pink Floyd fans and lovers of music in general. Audiences will remember it long after the last note has rung out.
2018 BAND LINEUP Steve Mac - Guitar & Vocals Jason Sawford - Keyboards Dave Fowler - Guitar & Vocals Paul Bonney - Drums Ricky Howard - Bass & Vocals Chris Barnes - Vocals Mike Kidson - Saxophone Lorelei McBroom - Backing Vocals Lara Smiles - Backing Vocals Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds its corporate partners including Kia Motors America, Official Automotive Partner ; United Airlines, Official Airline ; and Omaha Steaks International, Official Fine Food Retailer. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi - disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring art s - based education and community engagement programs.
Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County's largest non - profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School. The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family - friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. Segerstrom Center is a lead er among the nation's performing arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts.
The Center's programs reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. Community engage ment programs developed through the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County's many diverse communities. The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects that celebrate innovation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. It is home to the ABT Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities.
The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with no n - cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond the ever - changing needs of the community. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations : Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons performed at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. In addition to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as a presenting and producing institution, it also identifies the beautiful 14 - acre campus that embraces the Center's own facilities as well as two independently acclaimed organizations : Tony Award - winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.
THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Segerstrom Hall Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7 : 30 p.m. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts Tickets : Start at $ 49 In person - The Box Office 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Online - SCFTA. org Phone - ( 714 ) 556 - 2787 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Group Sales - ( 714 ) 755 - 0236 Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a private, non - profit organization. " Segerstrom Center for the Arts " is a registered trademark.