February 5, 2011 10:29

Cable thieves jeopardise U2's South Africa gig

Johannesburg's FNB Stadium undergoing repairs ahead of next week's show

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Repair work is taking place on a stadium where U2 are due to play in South Africa next week after cable thieves struck in the area.

Bono and co are due to play to 98,000 fans at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on February 13.

However, the Associated Press reports that the theft of power cables around the venue has led to fluctuations in power supplies, which can damage generators and other electrical equipment.

Officials at the stadium have cancelled a soccer league match today (February 5) in order to allow repairs to take place.

Earlier this week, a spokesperson for the band told NME that U2 are in the studio working on a new album but said a release date had not yet been set.

This was after the German version of online retailer Amazon, Amazon.de, listed a new release for the band for May 27.


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