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Hi-tech brings Pink Floyd back to life at Joburg Theatre

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Joburg Theatre has announced the return to The Mandela stage of The Pink Floyd Experience, with a new production called Pulse. It takes to the stage from Thursday, 18 August, for a limited season until 4 September, 2011.

In 2005, audiences travelled to Joburg from all over Africa to see the critically acclaimed Pink Floyd Experience show, The Wall. Six years later, due to strong public demand, the band returns to entice audiences once more with performances as close to the real thing they are ever likely to see.

“The Experience is seeking to push the envelope yet again as the cast prepares for their biggest show yet, a recreation of Pink Floyd’s landmark stadium show, The Division Bell Tour, which was released as an album in the 1990s titled Pulse,”” according to a Joburg Theatre release..

The show will feature a theatre stage recreation of the music, staging and special effects used by Pink Floyd in what was to become the biggest-grossing concert tour in history: 20 tons of state-of-the-art, custom-made equipment, awe-inspiring sets and visuals, lasers, stunning lighting, a spectacular sound system and an extremely passionate 10-piece band.

Pulse features a three-hour show of some of Pink Floyd’s finest songs performed by a ten piece band whose members have earned a reputation worldwide for their meticulous attention to detail, their passionate and powerful delivery of Pink Floyd’s music and their high production standards.

The band has performed together for over a decade, and has just completed a 15 date tour of New Zealand. It is set to perform 14 shows at Joburg Theatre before heading back to Australia.

Thirty-one years on, Pink Floyd’s albums are still among the highest selling of any given year, which is evidence that the public still craves the magic that was created by Pink Floyd.

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Shows are Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are priced from R190 and are on sale now at www.joburgtheatre.com via the Theatre’s print-at-home option for producing a ticket on your own printer, or by calling the theatre’s direct ticketing line on 0861 670 670.

Discounted rates for groups of ten or more are available by calling the theatre’s VIP Ticketing on (011) 877 6853/4.

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