Tuesday, 13 July 2010

U2 360 2010 Euro Tour to go Ahead as Planned/New Dates for North America 2011 Announced

U2.com has announced that the European 2010 tour will go ahead as planned and has also published the 2011 North American tour dates.  They also made a lovely, light hearted video apologising for the postponments, looking forward to the tour and mentioning new songs, all good stuff to hear.  All of them seemed well, including Bono who said he had been. "Re-built by German engineering."  They don't say "vorsprung durch technik" for nothing Bono!  Watch the video at the end of this post.

From U2.com:

Live Nation Entertainment announced today that the U2 360° tour dates in the US, which were recently postponed due to Bono’s emergency back surgery, have all been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011 with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances.

The 2010 European tour, which has not been affected, begins as scheduled on August 6th in Turin.

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.”

The North American Tour rescheduled dates, are confirmed as follows:

May 21 Denver, CO Invesco Field (formerly June 12/10)
May 24 Salt Lake City, UT Rice Eccles Stadium (formerly June 3/10)
June 01 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium (formerly June 23/10)
June 04 Seattle, WA Qwest Field (formerly June 20/10)
June 07 Oakland, CA McAfee Coliseum (formerly June 20/10)
June 17 Anaheim, CA Angels Stadium (formerly June 6/10)
June 18 Anaheim, CA Angels Stadium (formerly June 7/10)
June 26 East Lansing, MI Spartan Stadium at MSU (formerly June 30/10)
June 29 Miami, FL *Sun Life Stadium
*previously Dolphin Stadium (formerly July 9/10)
July 05 Chicago, IL Soldier Field (formerly July 6/10)
July 08 Montreal, QC Hippodrome (formerly July 16/10)
July 09 Montreal, QC Hippodrome (formerly July 17/10)
July 11 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre (formerly July 3/10)
July 14 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field (formerly July 12/10)
July 20 East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium (formerly July 19/10)
July 23 Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium (formerly June 27/10)

Tickets for the previously scheduled performances will be honoured at the door. Tickets for the rescheduled performances will be available at www.livenation.com and all usual outlets. Refunds if required available at point of purchase.

Additional dates and cities to be confirmed.


  1. That's gret news! I've just been going through a kind of "marriage crisis" with U2 but right now I'm working my way back to them through the first few albums (and from there onwards I guess). I was not sure whether to go to one of the gigs, but finally I got a ticket for Hannover. So - see you there - and here with us! :-)

  2. The video message was heartfelt and genuine. that's the Bono we know and love


  3. Yes Andy, same here, but I think my crisis is over now. Looking forward to seeing you and Chris again too.

    Very true Dawn, it was a lovely video, perosnal and informal. Nice to see him looking so well.

  4. Yeah took me a while to get into the new stuff,still dont think its their best,hope they go back to elevation/vertigo type stuff again