July 13th, 2010
Well, they won’t come save this summer’s trouble concert season, but U2 have rescheduled their postponed tour for next summer following Bono’s emergency back surgery.
The band posted an update on their website announcing make-up dates for 16 shows including Edmonton, Toronto and two in Montreal:
June 1, 2011: Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium (formerly June 23/10)
July 8, 2011: Montreal, QC Hippodrome (formerly July 16/10)
July 9, 2011: Montreal, QC Hippodrome (formerly July 17/10)
July 11, 2011: Toronto, ON Rogers Centre (formerly July 3/10)
U2′s manager Paul McGuinness issued a statement thanking fans for their 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.”
Tickets from the original dates will be honoured at the make-up shows.