When it comes to hating on the concept of tribute bands making bank playing other peoples' tunes, your man Klaus will always be the first in line to drop the stinkiest, juiciest clanger on the sheer artlessness of that entire racket... with one very big, laser-infused, rear-projection having exception; Brit Floyd. To cover a band's back-catalog with passable precision is one thing. And hey, sometimes a night out with your bros can be drastically enhanced by getting hammered while a band trips its way through a set of covers of classic rock and roll tunes. But for a cover band to deliver its audience the big budget, large scale experience that's so close to the real thing that you have to remind yourself periodically that it's only a cover band? Man, that is a feat. And for me to not only greenlight but to whole-heartedly endorse a cover band? Jack, this is as close to hell freezing over as you're gonna get.

Brit Floyd is an arena filling Pink Floyd cover band who has honed the craft of mimicking Pink Floyd on every possible level so well that, as far as most Pink Floyd fans are concerned, Brit Floyd is just about full-on carrying the torch for Pink Floyd as they get older, deader, and absent from the musical world. Musically, they have it all; a phenomenal band who can technically produce to the minutest detail the music of Pink Floyd even down to the incredible female back-up singers and a sax player who is audibly indistinguishable from Dick Parry or Scott Page. They have a production crew that brings projections, lasers, and fancy lights, all of which are nearly as good as, though smaller in scale, to what Pink Floyd brought on the road with them for tours supporting Momentary Lapse of Reason or The Division Bell. I saw them in Liverpool a few years back. I was there for work and my hotel was directly across the street from the Echo Arena. I had nothing better to do and had heard they were 'pretty good,' so I figured, eh, why the hell not? It was one of the most incredible concert experiences of my life, and I had to keep reminding myself "It's only a cover band. It's only a cover band."

The Brit Floyd are coming back to the States for a massive 2014 tour called Discovery World Tour 2014:

Named after Pink Floyd's recent box set of the same name, and featuring music from the Syd Barrett led '60s psychedelic pop of 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn', through to the nineties 'The Division Bell', and everything in between, the brand new DISCOVERY show will capture in note-for-note detail, all your favourite moments as well as a few lesser known gems, from one of the most outstanding and enduring back catalogues in the history of recorded music. Includes stunning new video animation, theatrics and inflatables.

The tour includes four local dates, one of which is at the Beacon Theater on April 2. They'll also be at the Oakdale in Connecticut on March 29, The State Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey on April 1, and at the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie on April 5. Tickets for all those shows are on sale now. All tour dates are listed, along with a few Brit Floyd videos, below.

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)" performed by Brit Floyd - the Pink Floyd tribute show

"Pigs (Three Different Ones)" performed by Brit Floyd - the Pink Floyd tribute show

Brit Floyd - 2014 Tour Dates
Thursday 6th Mar Cambria War Memorial Arena Johnstown PA
Friday 7th Mar Benedum Center Pittsburgh PA
Saturday 8th Mar Benedum Center (on sale 10th Jan) Pittsburgh PA
Monday 10th Mar Ford Center Evansville IN
Tuesday 11th Mar The Midland Kansas City MO
Thursday 13th Mar Huntingdon Centre Toledo OH
Friday 14th Mar Pavilion Columbus LC
Saturday 15th Mar Taft Theatre Cincinnati OH
Monday 17th Mar DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids MI
Tuesday 18th Mar Opera House Detroit MI
Wednesday 19th Mar Chicago Theatre (on sale 11th Jan) Chicago IL
Friday 21st Mar Riverside Theatre Milwaukee WI
Saturday 22nd Mar Peabody Opera House St Louis MO
Monday 24th Mar Civic Akron OH
Tuesday 25th Mar Performing Arts Center Reading PA
Wednesday 26th Mar Lyric Opera House Baltimore MD
Friday 28th Mar Memorial Auditorium Lynn MA
Saturday 29th Mar The Oakdale Theatre Wallingford CT
Sunday 30th Mar VETS Providence RI
Tuesday 1st Apr State Theatre New Brunswick NJ
Wednesday 2nd Apr Beacon Theatre New York City NY
Thursday 3rd Apr Verizon Arena Manchester NH
Friday 4th Apr Civic Center (on sale Saturday 11th Jan) Portland ME
Saturday 5th Apr Mid Hudson Civic Poughkeepsie NY
Monday 7th Apr Theatre at Budweiser Gardens (on sale January - date TBC) London ON Canada
Tuesday 8th Apr Sony Centre Toronto ON Canada
Wednesday 9th Apr Hamilton Place Theatre Hamilton ON Canada
Thursday 10th Apr Lumley Bayshore Arena Owen Sound ON Canada
Friday 11th Apr Bell Centre Montreal QC Canada
Saturday 12th Apr Pavillon de la Jeunesse Quebec QC Canada
Monday 14th Apr Harbour Station Saint John NB Canada
Tuesday 15th Apr Coliseum Moncton NB Canada
Wednesday 16th Apr Metro Centre Halifax NS Canada
Thursday 17th Apr Flynn Performing Arts Center Burlington VT
Thursday 1st May Germain Arena (on sale 17 Jan) Estero FL
Friday 2nd May The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater Miami FL
Saturday 3rd May Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater FL
Tuesday 6th May BJCC Birmingham AL
Friday 9th May Performing Arts Centre Durham NC
Monday 19th May Cedar Park Center (on sale 24th Jan) Austin TX
Tuesday 20th May Bayou Center (on sale 10th Jan) Houston TX
Friday 23rd May Comerica Theatre (on sale 10th Jan) Phoenix AZ