U2 has announced they are postponing the final leg of the Vertigo tour due to health issues in a band member’s immediate family according to published reports.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were forced to postpone the Vertigo tour for similar reasons. At that time, rumors swirled the family member in question was guitarist The Edge’s (Dave Evans) daughter who was reportedly diagnosed with leukemia. The band did not confirm that rumor at that time and have chosen not to be more specific this time.
The NME has published a portion of a statement released by tour promoters:
Any fan of U2 will realise that this decision has not been taken lightly . . . (It was) unavoidable due to the illness of an immediate family member of one of the band. We will announce further details as soon as we have them.
Dates affected by the postponement are:
- Auckland Ericcson Stadium
- Brisbane Queensland Sports & Athletics Centre
- Melbourne Telstra Dome
- Adelaide AAMI Stadium
- Sydney Telstra Stadium
- Yokohama Nissan Stadium
- Honolulu Aloha Stadium
The Vertigo tour has been promoting the 2004 release How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb which was named Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards last month.