Empire State Building honoring Pink Floyd

NYC landmark lights up in celebration of band’s 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon

On Friday, March 24th, the Empire State Building (ESB) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s legendary album The Dark Side of the Moon with a special anniversary version of the famous original album artwork to spin in its mast.

The Dark Side of the Moon is as authentic, global, and iconic an album as the Empire State Building is a building, so it is only logical to celebrate it atop ESB’s world-famous tower,” states Anthony E. Malkin, chairman, president, and CEO at Empire State Realty Trust. “On March 24th she will celebrate this milestone anniversary alongside the multitude of Pink Floyd fans throughout the world.”

The display will kick off at sunset and can be seen throughout New York City, as well as online from the Empire State Building Live Cam.

Released in 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best-selling albums of all time with more than 45 million copies sold worldwide. The album is praised for its innovative production techniques and creative use of instruments and has influenced countless artists throughout its 50-year history.

Pink Floyd releases a new deluxe box set that day that includes CD and gatefold vinyl of the 2023 remastered studio album and Blu-ray and DVD Audio with the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The deluxe set also includes a new Blu-ray Disc of Dolby Atmos mix, CD and LP of The Dark Side of the Moon – Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London 1974, a 160-page hardback photo book, a music book, replica 7-inch singles, and memorabilia.

Buddy Iahn
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