Back Problems For Bono Sideline U2 Tour and Glastonbury Appearance
Wed, 26 May 2010 16:32:58
U2 have cancelled their headlining slot at the June 25 UK Glastonbury Festival –their first ever scheduled appearance at the fest- after frontman Bono injured his back while rehearsing for the band's upcoming tour. The band is acting on medical advice from doctors. A replacement for U2's Glastonbury slot has yet to be named. Bono reportedly broke the news to the promoter/organizer himself.
Bono injured himself recently while rehearsing for the tour, in what can only be described as irony. "I'm heartbroken," said Bono in a statement. "We really wanted to be there to do something really special - we even wrote a song especially for the festival." Wow, that's gotta hurt the promoter and the fans, but I'm sure Bono's back hurts a little bit worse.
U2's U2360 tour is also being rescheduled. The tour was on track to be the most expensive tour ever staged, and the postponement means its costs still have to be covered, doubling its expensiveness.
"Although we understand the disappointment to U2 fans, first and foremost comes the recovery of Bono," said U2 tour producer/promoter Arthur Fogel, CEO of Live Nation Global Touring, in a statement. He has a point there. No need to have a further injured Bono, which could sideline him even longer.
Details on rescheduled dates will be confirmed shortly.
What summer tour are you most looking forward to?