U2 reschedule tour dates

They will play them in November

U2 have announced the new dates for the rescheduled leg of their Vertigo world tour.

As previously reported by NME.COM the sold-out shows – the band’s first visit to Australia and New Zealand since their Popmart Tour in 1998 – were due to begin in Auckland on March 17, but were postponed due to the illness of “an immediate family member.”

The band will begin the dates in Brisbane on November 7.

Support for the Australian and New Zealand dates will come from Kanye West, while Pearl Jam and Rock and the Devils will play the final dates of the tour on December 9 gig in Honolulu.

In a statement, U2 manager Paul McGuinness said: “It’s going to be a great night in Hawaii. The band are really pleased Pearl Jam could join the bill, a great end to what has already been a very successful tour.”

The new dates are:

Brisbane, QSAC Stadium (Nov 7)

Sydney, Telstra Stadium (10)

Sydney, Telstra Stadium (11)

Adelaide, AAMI Stadium (16)

Melbourne, Telstra Dome (18)

Melbourne, Telstra Dome (19)

Auckland, Ericsson Stadium (24)

Auckland, Ericsson Stadium (25)

Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena (29)

Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena (30)

Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena (Dec 4)

Honolulu, Aloha Stadium (9)