The Zoo TV Tour (29 February 1992 – 10 December 1993) was a concert
tour by Irish rock band U2. Supporting their 1991 album Achtung Baby,
the tour visited North America, Europe, Oceania, and Japan. In contrast
to U2's previously austere stage setups, Zoo TV shows were elaborate
multimedia events, satirising television and media oversaturation by
attempting to instill sensory overload in the audience. The stages
featured dozens of video screens as well as Trabants as lighting
fixtures. Concerts included channel surfing, prank calls, a belly
dancer, and transmissions from war-torn Sarajevo. On stage, Bono
portrayed characters such as "The Fly" (pictured), "Mirror Ball Man",
and "MacPhisto". Zoo TV was the highest-grossing North American tour of
1992 and sold 5.3 million tickets overall. Continuing their 1990s
reinvention that began with Achtung Baby and Zoo TV, U2 recorded the
album Zooropa during a break in the tour. Many critics gave the tour
high praise as a memorable spectacle.
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