U2 To Reschedule Dates

U2 has rescheduled its 10 lost dates in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Hawaii to November.

Bono revealed the plans when appearing on the Australian TV show “Enough Rope” March 13th.

He predicted the November shows will be “extraordinary … it’ll be the only time we get a chance to play these songs for a long time.”

The band member who is currently devastated by the illness of a family member – guitarist Edge’s 8-year-old daughter is said to be battling leukemia – would be “playing like he’s on fire” by then.

The singer added, “He will be at the other side of it …. and God willing it will be a very positive outcome.”

Bono and his family were in Sydney on holidays for a week, with the frontman chilling with his children at the zoo and on a private harbour cruise.

During the 40-minute TV interview, Bono touched on a number of topics ranging from the world leader who impressed him the most (Mikhal Gorbachev, who once turned up to Bono’s house with a giant teddy bear as a present for one of his children), to the time Bob Geldof asked the Pope for three more rosary bead presents saying “I’ve got four kids,” to his plans to meet with Australian prime minister John Howard when he returns at the end of the year.