Bono's Surgery Delays U2 Tour Until 2011
Singer has 8 weeks of recovery ahead of him
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2010 2:37 PM CDT
In this Oct. 25, 2009, file photo, Bono of the Irish rock band U2 performs during their 360 world tour stop at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

(Newser) – Bono's back surgery has derailed U2's plans for a 16-city jaunt across North America, which now won't happen until next year, the band announced today. The tour, part of U2's larger 360° world tour, was supposed to kick off next month, but doctors are prescribing a DL stint of at least 8 weeks for Bono, EW reports. Fans are urged to keep their tickets, which will be valid whenever the tour is rescheduled.