In 1993, there was ZOO TV

The Zoo TV Tour (also written as ZooTV, ZOO TV or ZOOTV) was a worldwide concert tour by rock band U2. Staged in support of their 1991 album Achtung Baby, the tour visited arenas and stadiums from 1992 to 1993.

To mirror the new musical direction that the group took with Achtung Baby, the tour was intended to deviate from their past and confound expectations of the band. In contrast to U2’s austere stage setups from previous tours, the Zoo TV Tour was an elaborately staged multimedia event. It satirised television and media oversaturation by attempting to instill “sensory overload” in its audience. To escape their reputation for being overly serious, U2 embraced a more lighthearted and self-deprecating image on tour. Zoo TV and Achtung Baby were central to the group’s 1990s reinvention.

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U2 Documentary – Achtung Baby, Part 1 of 4

U2 Documentary – Achtung Baby, Part 2 of 4

U2 Documentary – Achtung Baby, Part 3 of 4

U2 Documentary – Achtung Baby, Part 4 of 4

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