U2 postpones Minneapolis date

U2's entire US tour, including their stop in Minneapolis at the TCF Bank Stadium on June 27, is being postponed until 2011 due to Bono's recent back injury. Bono was discharged from a hospital in Munich today after undergoing emergency back surgery last Friday, and will be entering a rehabilitation program that is expected to take eight weeks.

Manager Paul McGuinness says that Bono and his band are saddened by the recent developments. "Our biggest and I believe best tour has been interrupted and we're all devastated," McGuinness says. "For a performer who lives to be on stage, this is more than a blow. He feels robbed of the chance to do what he does best and feels like he has badly let down the band and their audience. Which is of course nonsense. His concerns about more than a million ticket buyers whose plans have been turned upside down, we all share, but the most important thing right now is that Bono make a full recovery. We're working as fast as we can with Live Nation to reschedule these dates."

According to the press release, concert promoter Live Nation is expected to announce new dates soon, and fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets, which will be honored at the rescheduled date.

The band was also forced to cancel their headlining spot at Glastonbury.

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