U2 Concert Tours: Zoo TV Tour, U2 360 Tour, Popmart Tour, War Tour, Vertigo Tour, Elevation Tour, the Unforgettable Fire Tour Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155504827

Published: August 16th 2011

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36 pages


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U2 Concert Tours: Zoo TV Tour, U2 360 Tour, Popmart Tour, War Tour, Vertigo Tour, Elevation Tour, the Unforgettable Fire Tour  by  Books LLC

U2 Concert Tours: Zoo TV Tour, U2 360 Tour, Popmart Tour, War Tour, Vertigo Tour, Elevation Tour, the Unforgettable Fire Tour by Books LLC
August 16th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 36 pages | ISBN: 9781155504827 | 4.48 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Zoo TV Tour, U2 360 Tour, PopMart Tour, War Tour, Vertigo Tour, Elevation Tour, The UnforgettableMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 35. Chapters: Zoo TV Tour, U2 360 Tour, PopMart Tour, War Tour, Vertigo Tour, Elevation Tour, The Unforgettable Fire Tour, The Joshua Tree Tour, A Conspiracy of Hope, Lovetown Tour, List of U2 concert tours, Boy Tour, October Tour. Excerpt: 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 through 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 U2s 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 groups 1990s reinvention. The tours concept was inspired by disparate television programming, the desensitising effect of mass media, and morning zoo radio shows.

The stage featured dozens of large video screens that showed visual effects, video clips from pop culture, and flashing text phrases. Live satellite link-ups, channel surfing, prank calls, and video confessionals were incorporated into the shows. Whereas U2 were known for their earnest live act in the 1980s, the groups Zoo TV performances were intentionally ironic and facetious- on stage, Bono portrayed several characters he conceived, including The Fly, Mirror Ball Man, and MacPhisto. In contrast to other U2 tours, each of the Zoo TV shows opened with six to eight consecutive new songs before older material was played.

Comprising five legs and 157 shows, the t...



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