Ranking rock bands has always proven to be an exercise in futility, because nothing is more subjective than music. What pleases one ear may sound like nails on a chalkboard to another. But ranking rock tribute bands? Well, that’s another story. Just create a list of attributes and see which acts check the most boxes. Do that, and there’s little doubt that The Australian Pink Floyd Show would sit atop the tribute band mountain.

Longevity? Next year, they’ll celebrate their 30th anniversary. Passport stamps? They’ve performed in 35 countries. Fan approval? They’ve sold in excess of 4 million tickets. Total authenticity? The 11-piece band originally dubbed Think Floyd not only has nailed Pink Floyd’s unique sound, but they’ve also masterfully replicated the British icons’ spellbinding visual stage production. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has been blessed by the original: In 1996, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour handpicked the Aussies to perform at his 50th birthday party. That night, Gilmour and fellow founding Floyd mates Guy Pratt and Rick Wright even took the stage with their understudies for several numbers.

Talk about an experience that would leave you feeling comfortably numb ...

Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m. Aug. 27, starting at $30 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849