For the fourth time, The Machine: The Pink Floyd Experience will play an area theater.
The New York-based tribute band, known as America’s best live Pink Floyd show, will perform at 8 p.m. July 7 at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.
The Machine first performed in Windber in 2007, sold out in three to four weeks in 2008 and was there again in 2010.
The band is known for performing a diverse mix of Pink Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire and its stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video and passionate delivery.
Frank Cunsolo, Arcadia Theater program director, said along with Bjorn Again, the ABBA tribute band, the Pink Floyd rock show is the most requested performance by theater patrons.
“I dare anyone in the audience to close their eyes and tell me this is not the authentic sound of Pink Floyd,” Cunsolo said.
“From costuming, musicianship, choreography and mannerisms, this tribute is spot on.”
Members are Joe Pascarell on guitar and vocals, Tahrah Cohen on drums, Ryan Ball on bass and
vocals and Scott Chasolen on keyboard and vocals.
For more than 23 years, The Machine has continued Pink Floyd’s legacy through a multidimensional approach, faithfully re-creating its timeless music.
The group’s live show presents a cross-section of the 16-album repertoire that Pink Floyd amassed during its 30-year tenure as pioneers of experimental rock.
Sometimes the band performs Pink Floyd albums in their entirety, including “Dark Side of the Moon” in sync with the film “The Wizard of Oz,” as well as the film version of “The Wall.”
The Machine has performed at Bonnaroo, Musikfest and at venues across Europe.
In the past few years, the band has been backed by symphonic orchestras in Atlanta; Detroit; Delaware, Md.; San Diego; and Richmond, Va.
The precision performances of The Machine have been hailed by critics as chillingly accurate, sounding exactly like Pink Floyd.
The Machine has several releases available that capture its intense live show.
“Two Nights at the Keswick,” from its 2003 performances, is a live concert CD and DVD; “The Machine Unplugged” is an acoustic performance recorded at BB King’s in New York City; and “Live in Amsterdam” is a DVD.
The band’s most current release is “The Machine: Symphonic Side of the Moon,” a recording of a live performance of “Dark Side of the Moon” with a symphony orchestra.
What: The Machine: The Pink Floyd Experience.
Where: Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.
When: 8 p.m. July 7.
Tickets: $29, $35 and $38.
Information: 467-9070 or www.arcadiatheater.net.