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U2 announces tour dates, skips Las Vegas

NEW YORK — U2 says it will hit the stage in Vancouver next May to open a 19-city tour that skips Las Vegas (our words, not theirs).

Promoter Live Nation announced the rock band’s “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE” tour on Wednesday, and tickets go on sale on Monday. The tour swings through North America next summer before heading to Europe in September 2015.

U2 is obviously hoping for a complete recovery by lead singer Bono, who was hurt in a bicycle accident in New York City last month. During a surprise gig in New York’s Times Square this week, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin filled in for the vocalist.

The band will play two nights in each city:

  • May 14-15—Rogers Arena—Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 18-19—SAP Center At San Jose—San Jose, California
  • May 22-23—US Airways Center—Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 26-27, 30-31—Forum—Los Angeles, California
  • June 12-13—Bell Centre—Montreal, Quebec
  • June 24-25—United Center—Chicago, Illinois
  • July 6-7—Air Canada Centre—Toronto, Ontario
  • July 10-11—TD Garden—Boston, Massachusetts
  • July 18-19, 22-23—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York
  • Sept. 4-5—Pala Alpitour—Turin, Italy
  • Sept. 8-9—Ziggo Dome—Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Sept. 16-17—Globe—Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sept. 24-25—O2 World—Berlin, Germany
  • Oct. 5-6—Palau Sant Jordi—Barcelona, Spain
  • Oct. 13-14—Sportpaleis—Antwerp, Belgium
  • Oct. 17-18—Lanxess Arena—Koln, Germany
  • Oct. 25-26, 29-30—O2—London, United Kingdom
  • Nov. 6-7—The SSE Hydro—Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Nov. 10-11—Bercy—Paris, France
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