Barely 24 hours after U2 postponed its North American tour this year, rumors are already circulating about the band's plans for 2011.
@U2/U2tours.com has been tipped by a reliable source that Live Nation has already begun making calls to reschedule this year's postponed concert dates in North America. Not only that, but they're also making calls to cities/venues that were not on this year's schedule.
U2Chile.net is also reporting that Live Nation has contacted concert promoters on several continents and has blocked out the following as a possible itinerary:
Early February: Japan and South Korea (Asia)
Late February: Australia and New Zealand (Oceania)
March: Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru (South America)
April-May: Mexico, USA, Canada (North America)
More specifically, U2Chile.net says these cities/venues are being targeted in South America:
- Estadio Monumental de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- National Stadium in Lima, Peru.
It seems that rescheduling an entire tour (in North America) may take a while. So, despite these quick rumors, and despite U2.com saying new dates would be announced "shortly," we won't be anticipating an announcement in the immediate future. But we'll be glad to be surprised.