Pink Floyd fans will be saying, “Wish I were there,” if they miss Brit Floyd performing a 45th anniversary tour in commemoration of Pink Floyd’s 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon” on July 26 at IU Auditorium. Tickets start at $30.
The album has sold over 45 million copies and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
“‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ was an ambitious psychedelic masterpiece that redefined rock itself and propelled Pink Floyd and its members to rock immortality,” according to the IU Auditorium event webpage.
Brit Floyd originated in 2011, after singer Damian Darlington left his previous Pink Floyd tribute band, The Australian Pink Floyd Show. Brit Floyd has toured extensively since then, and has performed with guest musicians from Pink Floyd’s studio and touring band lineups.
Pink Floyd bass guitarist Guy Pratt joined Brit Floyd for a performance in November 2013, and saxophonist and rhythm guitarist Scott Page performed with them in June 2015.
Brit Floyd will perform tracks from albums spanning Pink Floyd's career, including “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” “The Wall" and "The Division Bell.”
The Brit Floyd show faithfully recreates the scale and pomp of Pink Floyd’s final 1994 Division Bell tour, according to the Brit Floyd website. The show is complete with a million dollar light show, lasers, inflatables and other theatrical elements.