The band will kick off the dates in Florida on March 1...

U2 have revealed that they will kick off their world tour on March 1 in FLORIDA.

The band will play around 35 arena shows across the US for the first leg of the jaunt, then 30 stadium gigs in Europe before returning to North America for a further 35 arena dates. The group will then head to Japan and Australia.

Snow Patrol and Scissor Sisters are rumoured to be the support acts.

U2 manager Paul McGuinness told Billboard that no decision has been made, but added: “We love Snow Patrol. Their producer Jacknife Lee, also worked on U2’s album and they’re Irish. There’s a close connection.”

The tour will support the band’s latest album ’How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’.

U2’s 2001 tour grossed $104 million from 106 shows worldwide, according to Billboard Boxscore.

’How To Be Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ is set for release on November 22.