They’re interviews are always so boring and scripted. They use a lot of words but say so little. When (if) a new album comes out they will rehash all the lines from previous years “we listened to old records and thought about why we wanted to be in a band” bla bla
And with ZooTV the truth is I wont complain, personally I don't want it, but I know that as soon as they come to my country I will see them and I will swallow all my complaints so, I understood everything
Even with Edge’s recent interview I still don’t feel like zoo tv 2 will happen. I really felt an AB anniversary tour was likely before Covid hit and made everything uncertain but now I feel like they’ll just hold off for a new album and tour that. I would be happy with zoo tv 2 though. Happier still if it meant playing all of AB or even just a lot of early 90 ‘s stuff in general. I highly doubt the number of albums released would be affected by it and I think the only impact it would have in terms of tours is it would be an additional one which sounds good to me.
Personally, whenever Edge mentions the possibility of a ZooTV tour, I think he means he would like to do a similar, over the top production with sensory overload visuals and stuff which has the potential to be fascinating with today's technology. If, however, he does indeed talk about an actual ZooTV anniversary, then I'm not sure how I feel about this. It's my all time favorite tour and I think it's the greatest tour in history which no one will ever top and that's mainly because of when it went on the road for the first time; it was ahead of its time, absolutely mindblowing and represented the U2 of the 90s. I wish I was alive at the time so that I could've experienced this madness. So, if they tour a 90s ZooTV production in the future - it will be super awesome I'm sure - but it's such an epic tour and an important part of U2's history that it will kind of lose its magic if they 'touch' it... (If a ZooTV revival is what it takes for the band to play So Cruel, Love is blindness & all the POP stuff which have been overlooked for too long then sure, go ahead!)
"I used to drive Dallas Schoo absolutely crazy because I would try to reproduce these sounds on tour and it got the equipment almost exploding. It was crazy."
- The Edge on his guitar sounds for songs like Mofo and Gone, 2020
did you know
The closing song from U2's third album War (1983) has closed over 400 concerts as of 2021. That is roughly a 25% of the >1600 tour shows they have played.