Pink Floyd’s greatest hits and rarities

The Pink Floyd Experience! is a full-on sensory assault. This is the show for the ultimate Floyd Fan, and it gets closer to the true Pink Floyd concert experience every year. Courtesy photo

Two years ago the music of Pink Floyd filled the Harris Center for the Arts to capacity audiences. This year’s The Pink Floyd Experience! is complete with a dazzling new light show, giant screen HD Video, full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians dedicated to bringing you the most authentic Floyd experience possible.

The music of Pink Floyd is more than simply an echo of days past. Pink Floyd continues to gain new fans. Nearly 1,000,000 Pink Floyd catalog albums are sold each year worldwide. On average, more than 8,000 copies of “Dark Side Of The Moon” are scanned each week in the U.S. alone, and “Wish You Were Here” and “The Wall” are also stalwarts on the Billboard Top Pop Catalog chart. Since the band’s contemporary fans have long since replaced, or added to, their vinyl Pink Floyd collections with CD versions, clearly new generations are discovering the intense, cinematic, epic rock of Pink Floyd.

Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. The band’s record-breaking status is legendary. Today, years since the last live performance, Pink Floyd’s appeal continues and spans the generations. Shows were described as theatrical with mind-blowing lights and unsurpassed sound. The show is not only onstage … it engulfs the audience.

In keeping with this tradition, The Pink Floyd Experience! is a full-on sensory assault. This is the show for the ultimate Floyd Fan, and it gets closer to the true Pink Floyd concert experience every year.

The Pink Floyd Experience! is much more than just a flawless recreation of the legendary songs that spanned decades in appeal. PFX echoes everything that made Pink Floyd one of rock & roll’s greatest icons. It’s a celebration of the music, the themes and the innovation that this great band brought to fans around the world. It is Pink Floyd, up close and personal, without losing the scope and power of the group’s performance.

In this two-hour show, performed with more that $2.5 million worth of production equipment on stage, The Pink Floyd Experience! should come with a warning for potential “retinal damage.” But fans won’t turn their heads away as the massive light show and HD projection brings the show right onto their laps. Even the icons that Pink Floyd have made their own — from the blinking eye to the marching hammers — have all been translated into clever hooks along the ride. Imagine your hair literally swept up by the helicopter that introduces the next song. Hear the cash registers in “Money” or the clocks in Time run around the room in full quadraphonic sound. And not to leave the fans wanting for more, the show finishes with a 12-foot long Pig blimp that flies over the audience and balconies in final homage to Pink Floyd’s most familiar image! There’s much, much more from the classic airplane crash to floating eyeballs in the crowd … but we better leave a few surprises for the actual show.

The Pink Floyd Experience will take the stage at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 23. Tickets are $39 to $59 with premium seats available for  $69. Tickets are available online at harriscenter.net or from Harris Center ticket office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

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