U2 reschedules U.S. dates for 360 tour in 2011

Live Nation Entertainment has announced that the U2 360° tour dates in the U.S., recently postponed due to Bono’s emergency back surgery, have been rescheduled for 2011. All tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performances.

The 2010 European tour, which has not been affected, will begin as scheduled on Aug. 6 in Turin, Italy.

U2’s manager Paul McGuinness thanked fans for their ongoing support. “We’re delighted the dates are rescheduled and in all the same venues we originally planned to play. It hasn’t been easy to accomplish this, and I’d like to thank the managers of the many venues and sports teams across North America and Live Nation Global Touring for their help and cooperation in making this complex new plan possible. Above all, we want to thank the U2 fans for bearing with us. They’re the best and the band wants to get back to where they belong, surrounded by their audience.”

Rescheduled dates, cities and venues (with the old ticket dates listed in parenthesis), according to the official U2 Web site, are:
May 21, 2011: Denver, Invesco Field (formerly June 12, 2010)
May 24, 2011: Salt Lake City, Rice Eccles Stadium (formerly June 3, 2010)
June 1, 2011: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Commonwealth Stadium (formerly June 23, 2010)
June 04, 2011: Seattle, Qwest Field (formerly June 20, 2010)
June 07, 2011: Oakland, Calif., McAfee Coliseum (formerly June 20, 2010)
June 17 and 18, 2011: Anaheim, Calif., Angels Stadium (formerly June 6 and 7, 2010)
June 26, 2011: East Lansing, MI Spartan Stadium at MSU (formerly June 30, 2010)
June 29, 2011: Miami, *Sun Life Stadium
previously Dolphin Stadium (formerly July 9, 2010)
July 5, 2011: Chicago, Soldier Field (formerly July 6, 2010)
July 8, 2011: Montreal, Hippodrome (formerly July 16, 2010)
July 09, 2011: Montreal, Hippodrome (formerly July 17, 2010)
July 11, 2011: Toronto, Rogers Centre (formerly July 3, 2010)
July 14, 2011: Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field (formerly July 12, 2010)
July 20, 2011: East Rutherford, N.J., New Meadowlands Stadium (formerly July 19, 2010)
July 23, 2011: Minneapolis, Minn., TCF Bank Stadium (formerly June 27, 2010)

Following Bono’s recovery from back surgery, the band it preparing for the opening of its European Tour. Adam, Larry, Edge and Bono have filmed a message for everyone at U2.com on the eve of their return: ‘Thank you for standing by us’.


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