Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Australian Pink Floyd Show at the Benedum


Media Contact: Veronica Corpuz (412) 471-6082 /

Diana Roth (412) 471-8717 /

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Pink Floyd Greatest Hits World Tour 2010

The Global Spectacular

Wednesday, October 27, at 8:00 p.m., Benedum Center

Tickets on sale Friday, August 6, at 9 a.m.

“One of the best live rock shows you will ever see.” −LA Times

“Spectacle worthy of the Floyd legacy.” −Montreal Gazette

“A must see for all the Floyd fans.” −Chicago Tribune

PITTSBURGH, PA: The Australian Pink Floyd returns to the Benedum Center with their biggest show yet, Pink Floyd Greatest Hits World Tour 2010, The Global Spectacular, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. The Australian Pink Floyd Show played the Benedum Center to sell-out crowds in December 2007 (Dark Side of the Moon), October 2008 (The Wall) and October 2009 (Big Pink Greatest Hits). The Australian Pink Floyd Show returns to Pittsburgh with their newest touring show, The Global Spectacular.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 6, at 9 a.m. For tickets ($29.50, $39.50, $44.50) and information visit, in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, or by calling (412) 456-6666. This performance is presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show was formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1988 and began touring the UK in 1993. Having established itself around the world, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has become one of the definitive concerts for live music audiences, with Floyd fans of all ages embracing this spectacular two and a half hour show. The Australian Pink Floyd Show tour will include band members Arran Ahmun, drums; Carl Brunsdon, sax, bass and percussion; Ian Cattell, bass and vocals; Damian Darlington, guitar and vocals; Bobby Harrison, guitar; Rob Stringer, keyboards; and backing vocalists: Ola Bienkowska, Emily Jollands and Jacqueline Williams.

Perhaps the ultimate endorsement comes from David Gilmour, Pink Floyd's guitarist, a fan himself, having seen The Australian Pink Floyd Show three times. He joined thousands of fans in London at the famous Royal Albert Hall for, what was described as "a show that truly embraces the Floyd legacy." Shine on, you crazy Aussies.

Did TAPFS band really play at David Gilmour’s birthday?

The Aussie Floyd received the ultimate invitation in 1996, becoming the only Floyd tribute band to be asked to perform for a member of Pink Floyd, namely David Gilmour's 50th birthday celebrations in London At DG's 50th birthday party.

Has TAPFS ever played with Pink Floyd?

At DG's birthday, the TAPFS were joined on stage by Richard Wright and Guy Pratt, for a rousing rendition of Comfortably Numb. They then happily handed over their instruments to David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Guy Pratt, Tim Renwick, Gary Wallis and Claudia Fontaine, and were treated to renditions of 'Money', 'What do you want from me', and various other jams, much to the delight of the other party guests.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is the cultural and economic development of Pittsburgh’s 14-block Cultural District through public and private support. The Trust presents and encourages diverse performing and visual arts programs within the District, and is an impetus for additional development in downtown Pittsburgh. In addition to the Trust Presents series, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and Children’s Festival, CD Live, JazzLive, First Night Pittsburgh, Gallery Crawl, and Three Rivers Arts Festival, among other Cultural District and arts events. The Trust owns Theater Square and the Cabaret at Theater Square; James E. Rohr Building & Arts Education Center; the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts; Byham, O’Reilly, and Harris Theaters; visual arts galleries: Wood Street Galleries, at 601 Wood Street; SPACE, at 812 Liberty Avenue and 937 Liberty: a multipurpose performance and exhibit space, among other downtown arts facilities.


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