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U2 Revisit ‘The Fly’ at Glastonbury

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In anticipation of the 20th anniversary reissue of Achtung Baby due later this year, U2 opened their headlining set at the Glastonbury festival on Friday by playing five consecutive songs from the early Nineties classic. When they tore into "The Fly," a number that had been absent from the band's shows up until very recently, they revisited their Zoo TV tour as well by reviving the word montage loops that used to accompany the tune on that tour. Sure, it's nostalgia, but the song and the simple, striking visual have aged so well that it still seems rather exciting and cutting edge.

Related: U2 Go Back to the Nineties With Massive 'Achtung Baby' Reissue

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