Wednesday, July 5, 2023

U2 announce Zooropa 30th anniversary reissue and livestream event

U2 has announced plans to release a 30th anniversary reissue of their 1993 album, “Zooropa", and to host a livestream event marking the milestone.

The band will issue a transparent yellow vinyl 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Gatefold version in October 2023 to coincide with the launch of their Las Vegas residency, “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At The Sphere”, in late September.

Produced by Flood, Brian Eno and The Edge, “Zooropa” was originally conceived as an EP but after a productive six weeks in the studio the group had completed 10 tracks for what would become a full-fledged album. Inspired by the band's experiences on the ZOO TV Tour, “Zooropa” expanded on many of the tour's themes of technology and media oversaturation.

The album went to Number 1 in Ireland, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Sweden, Austria, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, while in 1994, “Zooropa” saw the band collect the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

The “Zooropa - 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Gatefold” edition features 2LP transparent yellow vinyl pressed from a 2018 remaster, with the original album tracks across 3 sides and two additional mixes on side 4; presented in a Deluxe gatefold package on foil board, the set includes a newly-added photo of the band by Anton Corbijn from 1993 on the inner gatefold.

On Wednesday, July 12, fans can come together to celebrate the anniversary with a very special global live stream of “ZOO TV: Live From Sydney”, with four showtimes, as follows:

Showing 1: London
July 12 12PM PT / July 12 8PM BST

Showing 2: NYC
July 12 5PM PT / July 12 8PM ET

Showing 3: Sydney
July 13 3AM PT / July 13 8PM AEST

Showing 4: Dubai
July 13 9AM PT / July 13 8PM GST

Pick up your copy of “Achtung Baby” here.

See also:

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