Photo submitted                                Pink Floyd tribute act PIGS is performing the seminal Floyd album Animals at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Feb. 17.

Photo submitted Pink Floyd tribute act PIGS is performing the seminal Floyd album Animals at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Feb. 17.

Pink Floyd tribute PIGS in Vernon Friday

PIGS is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s 1977 classic album Animals.

The fence is about to open to one of Canada’s most authentic Pink Floyd tribute acts when the PIGS on the Wing tour arrives at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, Friday.

PIGS, the band, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s 1977 classic album Animals.

One of Pink Floyd’s heaviest and most political statements, the concept album has become a favourite for legions of fans, and PIGS will perform the album in its entirety, in addition to material from across the band’s legendary repertoire.

PIGS continues to surprise and delight audiences with authentic performances of Pink Floyd classics, including many songs which have rarely (if ever) been performed live.

The lights, lasers, giant screen and utterly authentic live sound come together to recreate the experience of seeing Pink Floyd live in the 1970s.

PIGS claim to fame, is their authenticity. The band recreates the Pink Floyd sound with authentic gear and accurate live renditions of the songs.

Every last detail of the look, sound and feel of Pink Floyd’s classic era is meticulously worked out and perfected and each band member assumes the role of their Floyd counterpart.

Since their inception, seven years ago, PIGS has been amazing audiences with their dynamic re-creation of one of the world’s favourite rock groups.

With the passing of keyboardist Richard Wright in 2008, fans of Pink Floyd lost hope of ever again seeing their favourite band reunited. PIGS offers the next best thing; an authentic look back into the breathtaking past of one of the world’s most timeless bands.

Tickets for PIGS on a Wing, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Art Centre, are $42.25 at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.