Zoo TV Tour
After the backlash that U2 received from the disappointing 'live' film and follow up album 'Rattle and Hum', U2 took on board what the critics had said and decided that a radical change of direction was needed.
To help encourage this change the band travelled to Berlin in an effort to wipe the slate clean and begin again. They would begin working on an album ('Achtung Baby') that would be their most diverse and eclectic yet; everything from East German car manufacturers to electronic dance music became an influence. Bono said later that 'Achtung Baby' was the sound of 'The Joshua Tree' being cut down,' and it proved to be another massive international hit record.
The resulting tour, 'ZOO TV', was one of the most ambitious tours ever undertaken, featuring multiscreen video projections and live satellite television feeds, U2 bombarded the audience with audio and visual media. Less well known is the fact that The Pixies opened for U2 on the first leg of the tour.