Pink Floyd is easily one of the most-creative, successful, and influential bands in all of rock history. Their unique blend of blues with psychedelic and progressive rock put them in a class by themselves in one of the richest periods in rock, and they continue to inspire new listeners and young musicians every day. Unfortunately, the group has been off the road since 1994 and officially ended in late 2004, so it is no longer possible to see one of their legendary, visually-extravagant concerts. There are some very talented fans, however, who put their musical abilities and passion for Floyd front and center in the excellent, Michigan-based tribute band, Echoes of Pink Floyd.
With its origins stretching back to earlier incarnations, including a time as The Surrogate Band, Echoes of Pink Floyd has seen line-up changes and increased exposure while also adding to their own performances with an engaging light and laser show that makes their performances fun for all ages, and a great opportunity for Floyd fans to introduce friends and family to the beauty of Pink Floyd’s classic sound and songs.
Echoes of Pink Floyd have toured aggressively throughout Michigan and beyond in recent years, and they have developed fan bases in Holland, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, but their annual performances at the historic Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson have created a strong following there, specifically. The band’s shows mirror a classic Pink Floyd concert in structure, including two main sets with an intermission between. They have often performed full Pink Floyd albums in addition to recognizable radio songs and deep cuts alike. One might experience the entirety of Dark Side of the Moon during the first set and then journey from “Dogs” or “Fearless” into “Julia Dream” during the second set, satisfying the casual fan and the Floyd junkie alike. The band has also performed the full LPs of Animals and The Wall on occasion.
Echoes of Pink Floyd’s annual winter performance at The Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson is Saturday, February 27th. Doors open at 7pm with the performance at 8pm. The concert is open to all ages, and tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 on the day of the show.
Tickets can be purchased at the Michigan Theatre or their website:
More information about the band and their upcoming appearances can be found at:
The band’s official website, official twitter, and official facebook.