U2 has delayed upcoming 360 Degrees tour dates in the U.S. until 2011 due to a back injury suffered by lead singer Bono. Concert promoter Live Nation announced the postponement on Tuesday.
Bono underwent emergency back surgery last Friday after he was injured while preparing for the upcoming tour dates. He will spend time at home in Ireland recuperating before returning to the tour in August if all goes well. Bono is reportedly doing very well after surgery, but will need to undergo several months of physical therapy.
U2 had been scheduled to perform June 20 at Qwest Field in Seattle, but the band’s U.S. tour dates will now be put off until next year. U.S. shows from June 3rd to July 19th will be rescheduled for 2011. European tour dates between August 6 and October 8 so far remain unchanged.
U2’s appearance at the Glastonbury festival on June 25 has also been cancelled. An official replacement for the band at the festival has not yet been announced.
“Although we understand the disappointment to U2 fans, first and foremost comes the recovery of Bono,” Live National Global Touring CEO Arthur Fogel said in a statement on U2’s website. “Additional details on rescheduled dates will follow shortly and fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets.”
Best wishes to Bono on a speedy recovery!
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