Can’t wait until Pink Floyd’s unexpected new release appears later this year? Then Brit Floyd should well suffice until then.

JUST in case you can’t wait until the next Pink Floyd album drops later this year, the next best thing is here to satiate fans ravenous appetite. The not-so-modestly monikered Brit Floyd - The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show rolls into a town near you in early October. Well, if you live within the vicinity of Tampere, Turku and Helsinki, that is.

Having performed to over one million fans around the world since it’s first show in Liverpool, England, in January 2011, the band has hit the road once again to perform Discovery. The Floyd has never been renowned for their brevity, thus this latest tip of the hat sees three hours of sublime sounds charting the bulk of their career, from the years 1967 – 1994.

Named after the box set of the same name, choice cuts are plucked from the Syd Barrett-led ‘60s psychedelic pop of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, leading all the way up until the slick machine the band had become by the time they released 1994’s The Division Bell.

Brit Floyd
6-8 October
Tickets €62.50 – 82.50
Tampere, Turku, Helsinki

Promising songs performed in note-for-note detail, the stage features the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show. A Floyd show has always been about more than the music, and thus cherry-picked favourites from the band’s career will be accompanied by artwork designs inspired by long-time Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson. While a live performance of the original band remains a distinct uncertainty, here offers the next best thing.

James O’Sullivan
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