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Pink Floyd tribute band plans city concert

PIGS, Canada’s No. 1 Pink Floyd tribute band, performs Friday, Oct. 4 at the Yates Memorial Theatre in Lethbridge.

Canada’s Pink Floyd tribute band will perform Friday, Oct. 4 at Yates Memorial Theatre in Lethbridge.
PIGS’ “In The Flesh Tour” celebrates one of the greatest bands of all time with flawless performances of classic and rare Pink Floyd songs.
The Lethbridge concert gets under way at 7:30 p.m.
Realizing that playing large stadiums meant most of their audience could barely see or hear them, Pink Floyd sarcastically called their 1977 “Animals” world tour “In The Flesh.”
This sense of disconnect eventually inspired Roger Waters to write The Wall, which would become one of the highest selling records of all time.
PIGS named their “In The Flesh” tour for precisely the opposite reason: while celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Wall and touring across North America, the band wants to highlight the up front and personal experience of their show.
PIGS are well known for their authentic rendition of classic Pink Floyd songs both new and old.
On their In The Flesh Tour, fans can expect flawless performances of songs from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals, along with other classic favourites and rarities from Meddle to The Division Bell.
Formed in 2008 in Victoria, B.C., PIGS have spent over a decade meticulously recreating the live sound and concert experience of 1970s-era Pink Floyd.
Using authentic instruments and equipment, the band recreates the sound and live concert experience of Pink Floyd in their heyday.
Over a dozen different guitars and basses are used each night, songs are carefully performed combining aspects of both studio and original live versions, and the correct equipment is used when possible down to the proper cables and guitar strings.
Set lists are developed to highlight both the biggest hits and the most interesting rarities.
VJ Photon (Erik Nortman) has been working with PIGS since 2009, collaborating with the band to combine their own material with original footage from Pink Floyd’s Mr. Screen, closely imitating the classic look from the 1970s with state of the art visuals and lasers.