"The Claw" will be back with a bang in 2010

U2 has confirmed its tour dates for 2010.  The fantastic foursome will kick off the 2010 tour on June 6 in Anaheim, California and will tour North America until July 19, where they will end up in the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey.

From there it's off to Europe where they will tour Germany, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Austria, Greece, Turkey, France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.

There has been much speculation of an Irish gig to end the tour after hotel rooms were booked in Dublin, but no mention of an Irish gig is on the band's Web site, so the mystery deepens.

For a full list of dates, visit www.u2.com/tour/index.