PIGS brings the stylings of Pink Floyd to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre March 7. The Outside/In Tour pays homage to The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s iconic album that PIGS will play in its entirety each performance. (Photo submitted)

PIGS pay homage to Pink Floyd in Vernon

The Outside/In Tour comes 45 years after The Dark Side of the Moon released

It’s been 45 years since The Dark Side of the Moon hit the record store shelves.

And, nearly five decades later, Pink Floyd’s iconic album stands the test of time.

In celebration of the album’s birthday, PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd brings their acclaimed live show across Canada with a March 7, 2019 stop at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

Currently, Canada’s only national touring Pink Floyd tribute, the Outside/In Canadian Tour will take PIGS from Nanaimo, BC to Sydney, NS and back.

“PIGS is well known throughout Canada for their authentic rendition of classic Pink Floyd songs both new and old,” said publicist Daniela Carmona. “This year the band will be performing many great tunes from albums as early as Atom Heart Mother to later classics from The Division Bell.”

As a special 45th anniversary treat, PIGS will also be performing The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety at every show.

“Come and hear Pink Floyd’s epic masterpiece played in full, with lasers and a giant Mr. Screen, flawlessly performed with authentic instrumentation and an incredible live sound. After years of playing songs from throughout Pink Floyd’s vast catalogue, PIGS are excited to dig deep into the crucial years of 1970-1975 on this tour to really explore the history around some of the greatest music ever set to tape.”

Related: PIGS bring psychedelic Pink Floyd hits to Vernon

Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd Tribute honours Pink Floyd’s music. They have spent over ten years meticulously recreating the live sound and concert experience of seventies-era Pink Floyd and have perfected their craft in front of sold-out audiences throughout Canada.

Using authentic instruments and equipment, the band recreates the sound and live concert experience of Pink Floyd in their heyday. Pink Floyd’s live show was always a huge part of their appeal—and PIGS have been working 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.”

PIGS shows truly are a labour of love. 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 contain the biggest hits and the most interesting rarities.

One of Canada’s premier visual artists, 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 seventies with state of the art visuals and lasers.

PIGS’ Outside/In Tour brings fans an incredible night with almost three full hours of flawlessly played music, authentic sound, state of the art lasers and visuals: it aims to be as close to the legendary Pink Floyd concert experience as possible.

Tickets are $46.75 and are available through the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469 or www.ticketseller.ca, starting Dec. 18.


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