In 2018, prolific Pink Floyd covers act Brit Floyd embarked on a massive 113-date world tour in support of their Eclipse live show. Accompanied by a million-dollar light show and setlists averaging 25 classic Pink Floyd songs, this tour reasserted their dominance, both visually and musically, in a Pink Floyd tribute game that has no shortage of participants. At this point, they are truly untouchable, rivaled only hypothetically by an actual Pink Floyd reunion that will surely never happen. Since 2012 they’ve set out on yearly world tours packed with 100-plus dates each, with 2015 and 2017 tipping the scales at 147 gigs and 144 gigs respectively. And all it takes is about a minute at one of their shows to understand this massive demand. From the ground up, this collective of musicians and technicians have elevated the concept of cover bands to a plateau that’s maybe one toke or one drop acid away from being the real thing. Scale-wise, think 1994’s Division Bell tour on a somewhat more intimate level. For me, it is one of the most consistently satisfying and mesmerizing concert experiences out there.

In keeping with this yearly tradition of relentless touring, Brit Floyd are embarking on the 40 Years of The Wall tour which will act as a survey of one of rock’s most important albums (which turns 40 this November), interspersed with other classics from Pink Floyd’s legendary canon. The tour kicks off on Friday March 22 and will eventually touch down at The Beacon Theatre on April 1. There are only a handful of tickets left, so get them before they’re gone. And between you and me, for this spectacle you don’t want to be close to the stage. Get a mid-venue seat so you can really soak in the spectacle. Complete North American tour dates are below, as well as some pics and videos.

In other news: original Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, the only member to be around for all iterations of the band since their inception, is on tour now and will hit Beacon Theatre on April 18 & 19. Tickets for both shows are still available. Whereas Brit Floyd barely dip into Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd tunes, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets plays ONLY the early hits, up to and including 1972’s Obscured By Clouds and nothing beyond.

Speaking of Barrett-era Pink Floyd, their sophomore album A Saucerful of Secrets is getting a deluxe mono vinyl reissue for Record Store Day 2019, much like they did for RSD2018 with their debut masterpiece Piper at the Gates of Dawn. 

And while your at it, don’t forget that I was somehow granted the honor of interviewing the great Roger Waters a few weeks ago. Read that epic interview here.

BRIT FLOYD : 40 Years of The Wall – 2019 North American Dates
Fri 22 Mar Pittsburgh Benedum Center
Sat 23 Mar Pittsburgh Benedum Center
Mon 25 Mar Washington DC Warner Theatre
Tue 26 Mar Syracuse NY Crouse Hinds Theater
Thu 28 Mar Rochester NY Auditorium Theatre
Fri 29 Mar Hershey PA Hershey Theatre
Sat 30 Mar Bethlehem PA Sands Events Center
Mon 1 Apr New York NY Beacon Theatre
Wed 3 Apr London ON RBC Theatre at Budweiser Gardens
Thu 4 Apr Hamilton ON FirstOntario Concert Hall
Fri 5 Apr Toronto ON Sony Centre
Sat 6 Apr Montreal QC Place Des Arts
Mon 8 Apr Peterborough ON Memorial Centre
Tue 9 Apr Toledo Huntington Center
Wed 10 Apr Madison WI Orpheum
Fri 12 Apr Cincinnati OH Taft Theatre
Sat 13 Apr Detroit MI Music Hall
Sun 14 Apr Grand Rapids MI DeVos Performance Hall
Wed 17 Apr South Bend IN Morris Center
Thu 18 Apr Waukegan IL Genesee Theatre
Fri 19 Apr Richmond KY EKU Center for the Arts
Sat 20 Apr Milwaukee WI Riverside
Mon 22 Apr Knoxville TN Tennessee Theatre
Tue 23 Apr Savannah GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
Thu 25 Apr Charlotte NC Ovens Auditorium
Fri 26 Apr Chattanooga TN Tivoli Theatre
Sat 27 Apr Durham NC Performing Arts Centre
Sun 28 Apr Johnstown PA 1st Summit Arena
Wed 1 May New Brunswick NJ State Theatre
Thu 2 May Baltimore MD Lyric Opera House
Fri 3 May Lynn MA Memorial Hall
Sat 4 May Wallingford CT Oakdale Theatre
Mon 6 May Portland ME Merrill Auditorium
Tue 7 May Philadelphia PA Merriam Theater
Wed 8 May Burlington VT Flynn Center
Fri 10 May Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Sat 11 May Huber Heights OH Music Center @ The Heights
Sun 12 May Rockford IL Coronado Performing Arts Center