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Bono hurts back; U2 tour in question

on May 21, 2010, 11:47am

Potentially bad news for ticket holders of U2‘s upcoming 2010 summer tour and/or the Glastonbury Music Festival. As NPR notes, the band’s summer plans are now in question after frontman Bono underwent emergency back surgery in Germany earlier today.

A statement on U2’s website reads:

“Bono has today undergone emergency back surgery for an injury sustained during tour preparation training. He was admitted to a specialist neuro surgery unit in a Munich hospital, and is under the care of neuro surgeon Prof. Dr. Jorg Tonn and Dr Muller Wohlfahrt. Bono will spend the next few days there, before returning home to recuperate.

Once his condition has been assessed further, a statement will be made regarding the impact on forthcoming tour dates.”

Currently, U2 is scheduled to launch its 2010 world tour on June 3rd in Salt Lake City. The band is also set to headline this year’s Glastonbury Music Festival on June 25th, which is just 34 days from now. As always, we’ll keep you updated as additional details become available.

Update: U2 has postponed the June 3rd date.

Hat tip to John for link…

U2 2010 Tour Dates:
06/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Rice Eccles Stadium *
06/06 – Anaheim, CA @ Angel Stadium *
06/12 – Denver, CO @ Invesco Field *
06/16 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Coliseum #
06/20 – Seattle, WA @ Qwest Field #
06/23 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium #
06/25 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium ^
06/30 – E. Lansing, MI @ Spartan Stadium ^
07/03 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre ^
07/06 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field ^
07/09 – Miami, FL @ Land Shark Stadium ^
07/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field ^
07/16 – Montreal, QC @ Hippodrome ^
07/17 – Montreal, QC @ Hippodrome ^
07/19 – New York, NY @ New Meadowlands Stadium ^
08/06 – Turin, IT @  Stadio Olimpico %
08/10 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena %
08/12 – Hannover, DE @ AWD Stadium %
08/15 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena $
08/16 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena $
08/20 – Helsinki, FI @ Olympic Stadium @
08/21 – Helsinki, FI @ Olympic Stadium @
08/25 – Moscow, RU @ Luzhniki $
08/30 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium &
09/03 – Athens, GR @ Olypmic Stadium $
09/06 – Istanbul, TR @ Ataturk Olympic Stadium $
09/11 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium @
09/12 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium @
09/15 – Munich, DE @ Olympic Stadium @
09/18 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France ^
09/22 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin ^
09/23 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin ^
09/26 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta Stadium ^
09/29 – Seville, ES @ Olympic Stadium ^
10/02 – Colmbra, PT @ Stadium ^
10/03 – Colmbra, PT @ Stadium ^
10/08 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium ^

* = w/ Lenny Kravitz
# = w/ The Fray
^ = w/ Interpol
% = w/ Kasabian
$ = w/ Snow Patrol
@ = w/ Razorlight
& = w/ One Republic

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