10 January 1994
Pink Floyd hold a press reception to announce the release of a new album at Weeksville US Naval Air Station in North Carolina.
The highlight of the event is the launch of a custom-made Pink Floyd Skyship 600 airship which will promote the album with appearances
in various cities across the US.
8 March 1994
Pink Floyd began two-and-a-half weeks of tour rehearsals at Norton Air Force
Base in San Barnardino, California.
21 March 1994
Pink Floyd held a press reception in the UK with the appearance of a specially
commissioned A60 airship at White Waltham Airfield in Maidenhead.
28 March 1994
Pink Floyd released a new album The Division Bell in the UK. Tracklisting:
Cluster One; What Do You Want From Me; Poles Apart; Marooned; A Great Day For
Freedom; Wearing The Inside Out; Take It Back; Coming Back To Life; Keep Talking;
Lost For Words; High Hopes. The album reached No. 1 in the UK.
30 March 1994
The North and South American legs of Floyd's The Division Bell tour opened
at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida. It included a further 58 dates, finishing
with two nights at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, North Jersey. Pink Floyd's
touring party included David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright plus Guy
Pratt (bass guitar), Jon Carin (keyboards), Dick Parry (saxophone), Tim Renwick
(guitars), Gary Wallis (percussion) and backing vocalists Durga McBroom and
4 April 1994
The Division Bell was released in the US, where it reached No. 1 in the
16 May 1994
Pink Floyd released a one-track single, Take It Back, in the UK. It reached
No. 23 in the charts. A limited-edition version of the single (B-side: Astronomy
Dominé) was also released in the US, where it peaked at No. 73 in
22 July 1994
Pink Floyd's The Division Bell 37-date European tour commenced with a show
at Estadio De Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal, and finished at Stade De La Pontaise
in Lausanne, Switzerland. Sam Brown joined the band as an additional backing
vocalist on all dates.
13 October 1994
Pink Floyd played 15 nights at London's Earls Court Exhibition Hall. The planned
opening night on 12 October was re-scheduled after a seating stand collapsed
shortly before the band arrived on stage. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. On six
of the nights, Pink Floyd adjusted the set list to perform The Dark Side
Of The Moon in its entirety. On 28 October, the band's friend and author
Douglas Adams was invited on stage as a birthday present to play guitar during
a version of Brain Damage.
17 October 1994
Pink Floyd released High Hopes (B-side: Keep Talking) as a single in
the UK. It reached No. 26 in the charts.