Over the past 10 years no U2 song has risen so much in popularity as Acrobat, the second to last song on Achtung Baby. But what is so special about this song? We explore the meaning and themes of the song and dive into U2's fandom to understand why Acrobat tops the list of most requested songs by U2 fans.
"Filming Red Rocks cost us thirty grand. That was all the money we'd make. This was the first tour we were going to make any money at all, and this is where we put it, so there was a lot riding on that night."
- Bono on filming Red Rocks
did you know
During the ZooTV Tour, U2 wanted to play a show in Sarajevo. Due to logistical problems they couldn't play there during that tour so instead they created a video uplink to Sarajevo during most ZooTV shows. On the Popmart Tour, they played their first (and so far only) show in Sarajevo, finally fulfilling that vision.