Zooropa is U2's eight studio album, released on 5 July 1993. Regarded as one of U2's most experimental albums, Zooropa is one of its kind and it's likely U2 will never make an album as Zooropa again. In this slideshow we explore the themes and meaning of Zooropa and its songs. Zooropa, an album about uncertainty, consumerism and hope in a time of chaos and overload.
"I love being there, I love America, I love the feeling of the wide open spaces, I love the deserts, I love the mountain ranges, I even love the cities. So having fallen in love with America over the years that we've been there on tour, I then had to 'deal with' America and the way it was affecting me, because America's having such an effect on the world at the moment. On this record I had to deal with it on a political level for the first time, if in a subtle way."
- Bono, on the Joshua Tree's thematic inspirations
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The show where the Red Rocks show was recorded would originally have been postponed due to bad weather, but the band couldn't afford this because they had a film crew over. That is the reason the show happened regardless.