The Pink Floyd Experience: You’ll wish you were here

The Pink Floyd Experience brings the band’s sensory live show, hits and classic album, “Wish You Were Here,” to UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

Prepare for a psychedelic evening of unforgettable music when UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents The Pink Floyd Experience, performing the band’s hits and the classic album “Wish You Were Here”— a don’t-miss show for Floyd fans.

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The Pink Floyd Experience will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $55.50, $45.50 and $35.50; student tickets are $20. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

It’s been years since Pink Floyd’s last live performance, but the appeal of the pioneering, legendary band hasn’t waned. Pink Floyd is one of the most influential bands of the past 40 years and its music has inspired legions of bands. It was one of the first to use pyrotechnic effects, video and light shows in its stage acts, and the intensely visual, theatrical shows took audiences on a mind-blowing ride. The album “Dark Side of the Moon” broke all chart records when it stayed on the Billboard Top 200 Album charts for 741 weeks: from 1973 to 1988. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Pink Floyd has sold more than 200 million albums since 1967; nearly 1 million Pink Floyd albums are sold worldwide each year.

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With a spectacular light and video show, full quadraphonic sound and six outstanding musicians, The Pink Floyd Experience flawlessly recreates the band’s signature, full-on sensory assault. The live show features giant HD projections, interpretive videos, a flying pig balloon and more. Ultimate Floyd fans know where to get their authentic fix, and The Pink Floyd Experience gets closer to the true Pink Floyd concert every year. For the show at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, The Pink Floyd Experience will perform the album “Wish You Were Here” in its entirety, as well as Pink Floyd’s greatest hits including “Pigs,” “Money,” “Time,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Run Like Hell” and many rarities not often heard live. It’s the closest thing to the real Floyd that fans can imagine. 


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