PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd @ West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg [30 May]

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd

19:30 - 22:15

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West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd
Wednesday, May 30
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Doors 7pm – Show 7:30pm – All ages
Tickets are $50 and are available at: West End Cultural Centre Box Office, 586 Ellice Ave, by phone 204-783-6918 or online at ticketfly.com
PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute continues into Spring of 2018 with the third leg of ‘LEFT + RIGHT Tour’, firmly adhering to Floyd’s magnificent sound! With the promise of a breathtaking experience, the 16 week, 57-date tour that started out in the fall of 2017 across Canada, features 14 dates in Saskatchewan, BC, Alberta, and Manitoba.
The flawless musical rendi...tion of Pink Floyd has had PIGS touring Canada extensively over the past few years, fascinating fans in Prince George, Fort St John, Airdrie, Toronto, Halifax, Edmonton, Kelowna, Quebec City, Windsor, Chilliwack, among many, many others. PIGS are the only national touring Pink Floyd Tribute in Canada and will soon be heading across the border into the US, with Pacific and East Coast tours in the works, as well as tour plans for Asia and Europe.
Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute honour Pink Floyd’s music like no other tribute. They have spent ten years meticulously getting the sound and gear right to recreate the live sound and concert experience of seventies-era Pink Floyd and have been perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Canada.
PIGS shows truly are a labour of love. Twelve different guitars and basses are used each night, songs are carefully performed combining aspects from 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; PIGS do everything they can to keep their shows fresh, dynamic, authentic and exciting for their fans. Fan favourites are embraced, of course: Josh Szczepanowski (band leader/David Gilmour role) estimates the band has, for example, played ‘Echoes’ for a total of 18 hours over the course of the tour so far!
At a number of stops on their tour, PIGS invited local youth choirs to join them on stage to sing Another Brick In The Wall part 2 from the Pink Floyd album The Wall. Their collaboration with the choirs was a real treat for the audience, and a great experience for the kids—as well as one of the most memorable tour moments for the band. “The crowds went crazy whenever the kids started singing,” says Szczepanowski. “We love the concept of inviting the local community into our show, and on stage we all get a real boost watching the kids perform!”
On this tour, PIGS will perform selections from the entire Floyd catalog, including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records. In addition to classics from legendary albums like Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band will showcase material that has rarely—if ever—been performed live by Pink Floyd.
They have the voices, the mannerisms, the authentic gear, the lights, lasers, visuals, and the sound. Each incredible night filled with music, lasers, and the glow of a giant circular Mr Screen. One of Canada’s premiere visual artists, VJ Photon (Erik Nortman) has been PIGS’ visual artist since 2009. Collaborating with the band to combine their own material with original footage from Pink Floyd’s Mr Screen, Photon helps to keep the show exciting and contemporary while still closely imitating the classic look from the seventies. “Our new high-end lasers really add sparkle and color and take the show to the next level,” says Photon.
We proudly invite you to a spectacle of great music beyond doubt that brings back to life the legend of Pink Floyd.
Tickets are $50 and are available at: West End Cultural Centre Box Office, 586 Ellice Ave, by phone 204-783-6918 or online at ticketfly.com
Spring Tour dates
April 7 Duncan, BC – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
April 14 Salt Spring Island, BC – ArtSpring
May 15 North Vancouver, BC – Centennial Theatre w. The Day Trippers
May 18 Prince George, BC – Prince George Playhouse
May 19 Fort St John, BC – The Lido
May 20 Grande Prairie, AB – Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre
May 22 Fort McMurray, AB – Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre
May 25 Yorkton, SK – Anne Portnuff Theatre
May 26 Portage la Prairie, SK – William Glesby Centre
May 29 Dauphin, MB – Watson Arts Centre
May 30 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
June 1 North Battleford, SK – Dekker Centre
June 8 Maple Ridge, BC – The ACT Arts Centre w. The Day Trippers
Shows proudly presented by Ghostfinger Productions ghostfingerproductions.com
Visuals by VJ Photon vjphoton.com
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