Rescheduled U2 Dates

Fans holding tickets for this summer’s aborted North American leg of U2’s 360° tour finally find what they’re looking for as Live Nation announces rescheduled dates for 2011.

The North American leg was originally scheduled to begin June 3 in Salt Lake City. That is, before Bono underwent emergency back surgery in Munich. At first only the SLC date was postponed, but as doctors determined the extent of the frontman’s spinal predicament, the band ended up postponing the entire leg as well as cancel its planned headlining engagement at the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival.

The revised North American leg now begins in Denver at Invesco Field May 21, plays Salt Lake City at Rice Eccles Stadium May 24 and stops in Edmonton at Commonwealth Stadium June 1.

Other rescheduled dates are Seattle June 4; Oakland June 7; Anaheim June 17-18; East Lansing, Mich., June 26; Miami June 29; Chicago July 5; Montreal July 8-9; Toronto July 11; Philadelphia July 14; East Rutherford, N.J., July 20 and Minneapolis July 23. According to “additional dates and cities to be confirmed.”

“We’re delighted the dates are rescheduled and in all the same venues we originally planned to play,” U2 manager Paul McGuinness said. “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 for the previously scheduled performances will be honored at the door. Refunds are available at points of purchase.