a much anticipated concert-turned-‘Bozeman Tradition’ by what has been called “...the Reigning Pink Floyd Tribute Band of the Northwest...” This year’s production will feature in its entirety Pink Floyd’s 1994 studio release, The Division Bell, a certified gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum album celebrating and exploring themes of communication, and featuring such No.1 hits as “What Do You Want From Me?” and “Keep Talking.”
Often described as the definitive line between the old and new school fans, The Division Bell was instrumental in ushering in a new and fiercely loyal generation of Pink Floyd fans. With surreptitious references to previous albums (The Wall), bringing back to the table a continued discussion of political unease and/or celebration (the fall of the Berlin
Wall) helped solidify the band’s continued relevance in this arena. However The Division Bell’s running theme of communication (even the album artwork “speaks” to this) while it’s refrain may be idealistic (“talking can solve any problem”), it also not-so-subtly cuts- to-the-quick regarding long-standing hostility between Rogers and Gilmore, creating contrast with tension in an otherwise beautifully-orchestrated musical landscape for which The Division Bell is famously known.
If you’ve seen any of Pinky’s previous four theater productions you know that this is an experience not replicated by anyone else in the region; each year’s production topping the previous and gathering scores of fans every time. What started as a 5- piece band has steadily grown in size and audience to a 9-piece ensemble, culling from some of the best musical and technical talent in Montana, and reaching crowds of 5,000 plus. As usual Pinky has some tricks up their sleeve this year including special guests, live video- mixing, laser light show, and other on-stage antics and set designs that you’ll just have to
be there to witness! And for all of you “old school” fans—don’t worry—the 2nd set will quell your fix for all those songs you just have to hear.
And while we’re on the subject, the new Willson Auditorium is something to be celebrated all on its own! After years of planning and design, eight months of construction and an impressive community-based capital campaign, The Willson Auditorium cut the ribbon last month on a beautiful, state-of-the-art $3.5-million renovation that will serve the arts & culture in the greater Gallatin Valley and beyond for
years to come. Pinky and the Floyd are honored to be the 1st official “amplified” show in this newly renovated venue which includes much improved acoustics, refurbished seating, handicap accessibility, an enclosed sound booth and improvements to the lobby including concessions and a ticket booth. You can be sure that the new lighting
capabilities will get a proper chance to stretch out at Pinky’s performance on April 18th.
Whether or not you’re a Pink Floyd fan, maybe you just love live music, maybe you just want to see the new Willson Auditorium, and even if you already have plans that night— cancel them. This is a performance you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. Available for purchase 18 March 2015 only at Cactus Records, downtown Bozeman (406-587-0245) or online at: https:// cactusrecords.net/tickets/
Doors open at 7:00pm. Showtime at 8:00pm. The Willson Auditorium, 414 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715. ALL AGES.
PINKY Pre-Party. 6pm-10:30pm. Bar provided by Sidecar Bar Service (exact location TBA). No cover charge, no-host bar. 21+ only (I.D. required).