The Australian Pink Floyd Show In 3-D

The Australian Pink Floyd Show In 3-D

There’s 3-D movies and 3-D television.

Now, thanks to The Australian Pink Floyd Show, we have 3-D concerts.

What’s next, 3-D in real life?

The Australian Pink Floyd Show (TAPFS) is a Pink Floyd tribute band. However, they’re no ordinary tribute band. They are “The Beatles” of tribute bands.

Not only have they been called “the best tribute band in the world,” but they’ve played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday party and Nick Mason once said of them, they are “very good, probably better than we are.”

Formed in 1988, TAPFS emulates the iconic 1960’s rock legends through music, lights, lasers, and inflatable characters. TAPFS even uses “Mr. Screen,” a sizeable circular screen where images and animations are projected.

The tribute band not only covers Pink Floyd’s music, they also co-op their graphics. However, many are altered to include references to the land down under.

Bottom line, The Australian Pink Floyd Show sounds and feels as close to a real Pink Floyd concert as humanly possible.

Historically, the tribute band plays for an hour, takes a 20-minute break, and then performs for another hour. For an encore, they usually rock “Comfortably Numb” and “Run Like Hell.”

On occasion, TAPFS will perform a Floyd album in its entirety and then round out the set with selected cuts, including stuff from the band’s Syd Barrett days.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show 2011 World Tour launches its North America leg on Oct. 7 in Denver, Colorado. Their last show in the states is scheduled for Nov. 12 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Highlights of their trek include an Oct. 11 performance in San Francisco, an Oct. 14 gig in Anaheim, a Nov. 2 concert in Boston, and a Nov. 5 show in New York City.

As for that 3-D concert thing we mentioned earlier, TAPFS is debuting 3-D stereographic technology. They will be the first band, tribute or otherwise, to use the technology during a full-fledge tour. How cool is this, those with tickets to The Australian Pink Floyd Show will receive a set of 3-D glasses upon entering the venue.

Keep in mind the glasses only make the images on the screen appear three dimensional, not the performers. Apparently that technology hasn’t been developed yet.

Besides the 3-D, the tribute band is also unveiling its new quadraphonic sound system. Needless to say, The Australian Pink Floyd Show concert will look and sound amazing.

You don’t need to be a fan to realize that TAPFS’s use of cutting-edge technology is very Floydian.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show consists of bassist and vocalist Colin Wilson, guitarist and vocalist Steve Mac, keyboardist Jason Sawford, guitarist and vocalist David Domminney Fowler, drummer Paul Bonney, saxophonist Mid Kidson, vocalist Alex McNamara, and back-up singers Bianca Glynn, Emily Lynn, and Lara Smiles.

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