Much like Civil War reenactments, rock 'n' roll tribute acts give fans the chance to experience history without lofty ticket prices or having to forge their own musket balls. Keep the lead off your hands with this GrouponLive deal to see Brit Floyd at the The Tower Theatre in Upper Darby. For $52, you get a two-for-one ticket for reserved seating in the back of the orchestra in rows G–W, X19, or X22–X28 on Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. (up to a $109.50 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Two-for-one tickets admit two guests.
The senses are stuffed with aural and visual excess as English tribute act Brit Floyd recreates the sonic mind expansion and visceral enlightenment of a real Pink Floyd show. The band of highly trained virtuosos and a quintet choir of chanteuses does justice to its subject like a jury of smitten rock critics, nailing every note and nuance of Pink Floyd’s signature sound. Rollicking through all of The Floyd’s epic oeuvre, the British group finesses a catalog of timeless hits, including “Wish You Were Here” and “Learning to Fly.” The elaborate stage setup replicates The Division Bell tour, replete with metamorphic lasers and lighting, avant-garde screen projections, and a mammoth ocular stargate, giving fans the closest thing to seeing a Pink Floyd show without being miniaturized and injected into their uncle’s subconscious.
Theatre of the Living Arts
- 1908: a nickelodeon opens on South Street under the name the Crystal Palace
- 1927: the movie theater is converted into a concert hall
- 1941: the concert hall is converted into a movie theater
- 1959: director Andre Gregory founds an avant-garde performance group in the theater, and gives it a new name—the Theatre of the Living Arts
- 1960–1968: the troupe's critically acclaimed shows, including The Critic_ and _Poor Bitos, feature such future legends as Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, and Morgan Freeman
- 1976: years after the performance group goes bankrupt, a newly opened movie theater realizes it can pay its rent with weekly screenings of _Rocky Horror Picture Show_
- 1988: after one final transformation, the Theatre of the Living Arts becomes a live performance venue once again
- 2013: now exclusively a music stage, the theater earns a spot on Complex's list of America's 50 best concert venues