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The Music in Us
tickets to PIGS: Pink Floyd Tribute Band at the Hub Feb 9
Matthew Laundrie, Ghost Finger
Chilliwack is the first
stop in PIGS western Canada Tour.
are starting 2018 with the second leg of a 12-week, 45-date tour
that started out at the end of September at the Port Theatre in
Nanaimo and took the band across Canada as far as Sydney, Nova
The second leg of the 'Left and Right
Canada Tour' features dates in Saskatchewan, BC and Alberta and will
take them to over 15 cities half way across Canada and back. PIGS
will be starting the second leg of the tour in Chilliwack at the HUB
International Theatre at Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Friday,
When: 7:30pm, Friday,
Where: Hub International
Theatre at the Cultch, 9201 Corbould St.
Tickets: $42 (service
charges included) and can be purchased at the door via
phone 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online
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"Every show on this tour has been
amazing and we’ve been honored to share our love of the Floyd with
so many fans," says Josh Szczepanowski, band leader/David Gilmour
role. "The crowds were great and really loved what we are doing.”
Over the past few years, PIGS:
Canada's Pink Floyd, have toured BC and Alberta extensively, playing
for fans in Prince George, Fort St John, Airdrie, Red Deer,
Edmonton, Kelowna, Kamloops, Chilliwack and just about every city
with a population of over 40,000 people. Having won the hearts of
Floyd fans coast to coast, PIGS will soon be heading across the
border into the US, with Pacific and East Coast tours in the works,
as well as tour plans for Asia and Europe.
"People always say you should find a job you love – and we really
love what we do," says Szczepanowski.
shows truly are a labour of love – every night of the tour would
have different songs and visuals added to their sets to accommodate
fan requests. Twelve different guitars and basses would be used each
night and Josh estimates they must have played ‘Echoes’ for a total
of 15 hours over the course of the tour so far. PIGS welcome the
challenges and find it keeps their shows fresh, dynamic, authentic
and exciting for their fans.
At a number of stops on their tour, PIGS invited local youth choirs
to join them on stage to sing, "Another Brick In The Wall part 2",
from Pink Floyd album, “The Wall”. Their collaboration with the
choirs was a real treat for the audience, and a great experience for
the kids – as well as one of the most memorable tour moments for the
band. "The crowds went crazy whenever the kids started singing",
says Szczepanowski. "We love the concept of inviting the local
community into our show; and on stage we all get a real boost
watching the kids perform!"
Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada's Most
Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute honour Pink Floyd's music like no other
tribute. They have spent 9 years meticulously getting the sound and
gear right to re-create the live sound and concert experience of 70s
Pink Floyd and have been perfecting their craft in front of sold out
audiences throughout Canada.
band will perform selections from the entire Floyd catalog,
including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records. In
addition to classics from legendary albums like Dark Side Of The
Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band will
showcase material that has rarely—if ever—been performed live by
Pink Floyd's live show was
always a huge part of their appeal – and Pigs have been working hard
for years to keep that experience alive for generations to come.
They have the voices, the mannerisms, the authentic gear, the
lights, lasers, visuals, and the sound. The band and their
lighting, sound, and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and
are coming together to bring fans an incredible night filled with
music, lasers, and the glow of a giant circular Mr Screen One of
Canada's premiere visual artists, VJ Photon, aka Erik Nortman, has
been PIGS' visual artist since 2009. He has brought his creativity
and visual magic to delight Pink Floyd fans with an incredible
visual experience that makes their eyeballs dance.
"Our new high-end lasers really add
sparkle and color that take the show to the next level," says
Photon. "The crowd never knows what to expect when they first see
us", explains Josh Szczepanowski, "but I think from our opening song
the audience knows they are in for a really great show!"
is the most authentic Floyd act around, with the right people,
equipment, and performances to give audiences an incredible musical
experience they will never forget. With over 150 concerts under
their belt and currently evolving into a full time international act
with an average of 100 shows a year, it is not hard to see why PIGS
are considered "Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute."
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