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Australian Pink Floyd at Liverpool Echo March 2012

Australian Pink Floyd, Liverpool Echo Arena, 2nd March 2012
Australian Pink Floyd, Liverpool Echo Arena, 2nd March 2012

I had the pleasure of watching the Australian Pink Floyd at The Liverpool Echo Arena on 2nd March 2012. As cover bands go, you can’t really get much better than this.

From a visual perspective, the show is impressive with them having a large circular screen like Pink Floyd use onto which there are various projections and videos. They also use lasers which are always fun and, on this particular tour, they are using lights along the front of the stage as Pink Floyd did on their Division Bell tour. Have a look at this live video of Australian Pink Floyd and see for yourself and see the photo gallery at the bottom of this page! Looking good.

From a sound perspective, they still have it! I saw them perform at Manchester’s MEN Arena a few years ago and they sounded brilliant there. I have to say, with several key members leaving the Aussie Floyd since then to form Brit Floyd, I was a little cautious about whether or not the Aussie Floyd would sound as good anymore. I can confirm they sounded great on the whole and was an enjoyable experience. As cover bands go, you can’t get much better than these guys.

The Australian Pink Floyd have just started their extensive world tour and UK tickets are available as below. Get involved!

Date/City
VenueTickets
FEBRUARY 2012
26    EdinburghPlayhouseTickets
27    GlasgowClyde AuditoriumTickets
28    NewcastleCity HallTickets
MARCH 2012
1     SheffieldCity HallTickets
2     LiverpoolLiverpool Echo ArenaTickets
4    ManchesterManchester ApolloTickets
5    LlandudnoLlandudno TheatreTickets
7    PrestonPreston GuildhallTickets
8    HalifaxVictoria TheatreTickets
9    HarrogateInternational CentreTickets
11    NottinghamRoyal CentreTickets
12    StokeVictoria TheatreTickets
13    SouthamptonGuildhallTickets
15     BournemouthBICTickets
16     DerbyAssembly RoomsTickets
18    NorthamptonDerngate TheatreTickets
19    BristolColston HallTickets
20    BrightonBrighton CentreTickets
21    BirminghamNIATickets
23    WatfordWatford ColosseumTickets
24    LondonHammersmith ApolloTickets
26    CardiffCardiff ArenaTickets
27    PlymouthPlymouth PavilionsTickets
28    GuildfordG LiveTickets
30    SouthendCliffs PavilionTickets
31    IpswichIpswich RegentTickets
APRIL 2012
1    CambridgeCorn ExchangeTickets
3    BasingstokeAnvilTickets
4    BasingstokeAnvilTickets

Brazilian Release for Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story Of Pink Floyd by Mark Blake

A Portugese translation of Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story Of Pink Floyd by Mark Blake is due for publication in Brazil on 5 March 2012. The book, now titled ‘Nos Bastidores Do Pink Floyd’, is published by Evora and has been rush-released to coincide with Roger Waters’ upcoming tour dates in Argentina and Brazil.

The book is an excellent and evenly handled document of the history of Pink Floyd and is updated to post Syd Barrett’s untimely death. It is an enjoyable read and features opinions gleaned from 100s of interviews with people that have been part of the Pink Floyd history and had friendships with the band over the years.

Mark Blake has interviewed David Gilmour and Roger Waters over the years for various magazine pieces he has written for the likes of MOJO magazine and he has used this first hand knowledge for the book. There are 100s of books available about the history of the band and this is certainly up there in the top three! Schaffners Saucerful of Secrets and Mason’s Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd are my two other favourites.

Pick yourself up a copy! 5/5