It's been 40 years since Pink Floyd released their iconic and career-defining album, The Wall.
To celebrate the significant anniversary, Australian concept act Echoes of Pink Floyd is performing The Wall in its entirety, plus a selection of the band's greatest hits, at a number of capital cities and regional venues around Australia - including Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, September 21.
Released on November 30, 1979, The Wall was the eleventh studio album by the English rockers.
It topped the US Billboard charts for 15 weeks and became the band's second-best-selling album, and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
It was adapted into a feature film and the single from the album, Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2, was the band's first and only number-one single.
Echoes of Pink Floyd's all-new show will take audiences on a musical and visual journey which will see each album track performed with authenticity, passion and accuracy.
In addition, the show will provide insight into the complex and multi-layered themes behind "The Wall", leaving audiences with not only a breathtaking concert experience, but also a deeper understanding of composer Roger Waters' messages and motivation in writing this unforgettable musical masterpiece.
The show will engage the community in each town, with young local performers in the memorable Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 choir - with the Cessnock show to feature performers from Kirsty Gunther Academy of Dance.
Formed in 2009 and with thousands of hours of rehearsal and live performance behind them, Echoes of Pink Floyd comprises a six-piece band featuring Daniel Hunter on lead guitar, Jason Miller on drums, Mark Dole on bass, Paul Bindig on keyboards and synthesisers, Mark MacNab on rhythm and acoustic guitar and Matt Goodluck on lead vocals.
Echoes of Pink Floyd tour with a four-metre light circle upon which a video show is projected at 6000 lumens' intensity. The band perfectly synchronise their playing to the visuals to complete an experience that delivers the sights, sounds and emotions of a genuine Pink Floyd concert.
"Each member of the band loves and respects what the original Pink Floyd gave to the world with their music," Hunter said.
"We want to bring this to life for the audience who may not have had a chance to experience a Pink Floyd concert, or wish to relive memories from their youth.
"We aim to ensure every aspect of the original Pink Floyd music is captured authentically."
Miller said the band is looking at the legacy of Pink Floyd's music.
"Our vision and desire is to keep this music alive so it will be remembered for generations to come," he said.
"We want to stand up as the next representatives of these guys in the 21st century, by being the truly authentic Pink Floyd concept show for Australia."
The show will start at 8pm. Tickets are available at the CPAC box office; by calling 4993 4266 or online at cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au.