Über deluxe fly shades
In 1991, U2 released their seventh studio album ACHTUNG BABY, which became one of the band’s most successful records. Staged in support of their new sound, the ZOO TV tour visited arenas and stadiums around the world during 1992 and 1993. Draped in his new alter-ego “The Fly”, Bono captured the public’s attention with his amazing, one-of-a-kind fly shades. Since that time, many sunglass manufacturers have reintroduced larger fly sunglass models, but none have ever matched the mystique of the Viking 1973 style. Bono made these sunglasses the most iconic fashion item in U2’s career.
Below these lines is the model we produced for U2 in 2011, in one-piece with ‘THE FLY’ logo (Bono’s trademark) on the left arm. The Viking 1973 sunglass in black colour has become popular since, and has received names such as ‘THE FLY’ sunglasses, “ÜBER” fly shades or ‘ACHTUNG BABY’ fly sunglasses. Visit U2.com for more details.
These were made for collectors only and included in the über deluxe box set, for the 20th anniversary of U2's Achtung Baby.
The Über fly shades were produced in one-piece, in very dark black colour and not for daily use.
Über is a German language word meaning ``over`` or ``above``. U2's organization used it for renaming our Viking 1973 model.
Our Viking 1973 fly shades style is the exact same model as the Über, just that Vikings are for daily use.
In 2011, when U2 filmed their documentary ``From the sky down``, Bono requested us two pairs of the Viking 1973 model, for himself.
As it was a celebration, limited quantities for the Über version of our Viking 1973 fly sunglass were made only for U2. Not for sale.