U2's Bono to Resume Tour After Emergency Back Surgery
It's a beautiful day for U2 fans!
The band's 360 North American tour -- which was postponed in May because of lead singer Bono's emergency back surgery -- has been rescheduled for 2011, kicking off May 21 in Denver.
"We're delighted the dates are rescheduled and in all the same venues we originally planned to play. Above all we want to thank the U2 fans for bearing with us," U2 manager Paul McGuinness tells UsMagazine.com in a statement. "They're the best, and the band wants to get back to where they belong, surrounded by their audience."
Two months ago, Bono, 50, underwent emergency back surgery in Munich and was put on an eight-week rehabilitation program.
"The surgery was the only course of treatment for full recovery and to avoid further paralysis. Bono is now much better, with complete recovery of his motor deficit," Bono's surgeon, Professor Tonn, said in May. "The prognosis is excellent, but to obtain a sustainable result he must now enter a period of rehabilitation."Prior to his surgery, the rock vet told Us he was looking forward to hitting the road -- even if that meant leaving his wife home with the kids.
"My wife is gorgeous," Bono told Us. "I'm going to miss her on the road!"