Top 10 Best Pink Floyd Concerts

The Top Ten
1 Pulse (1994)

The Philadelphia Pulse concert was, without a doubt, the best concert I have ever experienced. I look forward to the day - or night - I can have that experience again. The Gdansk CD is also awesome. I simply love it.

The greatest live concert anyone has ever held! If Pink Floyd was not the best live band in the history of rock, they are certainly in the top two.

Comfortably Numb met its absolute best form in this live performance. Definitely the greatest performance for Pink Floyd.

2 Live in Pompeii (1972)

Echoes 5/5, Careful with That Axe, Eugene 5/5, A Saucerful of Secrets 5/5, One of These Days 5/5, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun 4.5/5, and an instrumental version of Seamus 3/5. Great concert.

A live show in the ruins of an ancient Roman city with no audience - so no screaming girls! Hurray! You can finally enjoy a live show without people hollering.

3 The Dark Side of the Moon 1972 Tour (1972)

I was at the Civic Arena for this. Right before intermission, they used some pyrotechnics, and the arena was full of smoke. As they came back out for the second set, the Arena's roof began to open (it was designed like an astronomy observatory), Pittsburgh's magnificent skyline came into view, and all the smoke started swirling out of the arena as the band began playing "Breathe."

A concert that played Dark Side of the Moon as well as Pink Floyd's earlier hits such as Echoes and Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun.

4 The Wall Tour (1980)

Come on, why is this not No. 1? This was amazing!

5 Live 8 (2005)

Great concert and I was lucky enough to be there. Roger was the heart and David was the soul of some of my favorite tracks, and to hear them both perform with Nick and Rick will stay with me forever... particularly the perfect rendition of Comfortably Numb.

It was a great show, because all members of Pink Floyd were on stage. However, I think the show could have been longer. I would have liked to hear songs like Another Brick in the Wall (pt.2), Run Like Hell, Learning to Fly, Time, Hey You, and Shine On You Crazy Diamond.

6 A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour (Delicate Sound of Thunder) (1987)

This should be in the top 5 at least. The Delicate Sound contains the best live version of Comfortably Numb with Wright on lead vocals alongside Gilmour. Plus, it is much heavier.

First tour without Roger Waters. It features Pink Floyd hits as well as some tracks from their new album.

The best versions of Money and Comfortably Numb are on this record!

7 Live in Gdansk (Only David Gilmour and Rick Wright) (2008)

This is Rick Wright's last concert before he died. He plays a lot of great Pink Floyd tunes as well as Gilmour's solo work.

8 In the Flesh Tour (1977)

Raw, visceral, and featuring some blistering guitar work from Gilmour. The cracks were starting to appear, but they still performed as a unit and improvised for the last time, with Pigs (Three Different Ones) as a fine example.

The little pig got loose, and when it blew up, they had used too much gas (they were experimenting with a new mixture). The explosion was outrageous. The entire show was the greatest spectacle ever.

The band tours Wish You Were Here and Animals.

9 Atom Heart Mother Tour (1970)
10 England Winter Tour (1974)

It should be the best just for the moment they were going through, as they were making the best productions and still very unified as a band. Complete understanding between the performers and showing why they were mavericks in live synth usage (Richard Wright is just relentless). One of the best performances is at Empire Pool Wembley, which might be the best live show ever recorded, with a fiery and epic setlist (Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Sheep, and Dogs (1st version, I prefer this version of Dogs over the studio one), the whole Dark Side of the Moon, and a wonderful Echoes as an encore).

The Contenders
11 A Saucerful of Secrets Tour (1968)

The band tours A Saucerful of Secrets.

12 Oakland, California (1977)
13 Wembley Dark Side Tour (1974)

Great live album. Check out this version of Any Color You Like. Thank me later.

14 Montreux (1971)
15 Venice (1986)
16 Milwaukee County Stadium (1975)
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