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Brit Floyd in Akron Staff Pick

When: Mon., Feb. 27 2012
Phone: 330-253-2488
Price: $29.75 to $39.75
So you say you just can’t get enough of those traveling Pink Floyd cover bands? Here comes a second helping, straight from Manchester, England. Brit Floyd, a 1-year-old spin-off of the venerable Australian Pink Floyd show, is playing tonight at the Akron Civic Theatre. And unlike some of their competition, they don’t get their panties in a bunch over the presence of a few gimmicks. “If you want the full Pink Floyd experience, you need all the visuals,” reasons founder, guitarist, singer, and music director Damian Darlington. “You need the big light show, the inflatables, the spectacle — all the bells and whistles.” That’s just what you’ll get tonight when the nine-piece band rips into a two-and-a-half-hour concert featuring every track off Pink Floyd’s newly released “best of” album, A Foot in the Door. On the play list: Hey You, Have a Cigar, and Shine On You Crazy Diamond, along with a 23-minute rendition of Echoes, off the 1971 Meddle album. What gets the biggest audience response, we asked Darlington. “Well, Wish You Were Here is obviously always a favorite,” he muses. “And of course, Comfortably Numb brings down the house. Then again, Another Brick in the Wall is immensely popular…” In other words, all of them? “Yeah, I think that’s probably true.”


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