Acclaimed Irish rock band U2 have announced their new tour dates will coincide with the much anticipated opening of “Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark” Broadway musical.
Producers of the musical, which has been marred in controversy,recently rescheduled the opening night for the sixth time.
The official opening date is now set for June 14, 2001.
Last week saw Julie Taymor step down as the head creative director of the production, with Philip William McKinley taking her place.
Bono and the Edge are reportedly tweaking the score also. The U2 front man was on hand last week to work on new material with the cast but has since departed to meet U2 tour obligations in Chile.
Yesterday the band announced their North American tour dates, which were rescheduled from 2010 due to Bono’s emergency back surgery.
The band will play the following dates and venues from this coming May 21
May 21 Denver, CO Invesco Field (formerly June 12/10)
May 24 Salt Lake City, UT Rice Eccles Stadium (formerly June 3/10)
June 01 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium (formerly June 23/10)
June 04 Seattle, WA Qwest Field (formerly June 20/10)
June 07 Oakland, CA McAfee Coliseum (formerly June 20/10)
June 17 Anaheim, CA Angels Stadium (formerly June 6/10)
June 18 Anaheim, CA Angels Stadium (formerly June 7/10)
June 26 East Lansing, MI Spartan Stadium at MSU (formerly June 30/10)
June 29 Miami, FL *Sun Life Stadium - previously Dolphin Stadium (formerly July 9/10)
July 05 Chicago, IL Soldier Field (formerly July 6/10)
July 08 Montreal, QC Hippodrome (formerly July 16/10)
July 09 Montreal, QC Hippodrome (formerly July 17/10)
July 11 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre (formerly July 3/10)
July 14 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field (formerly July 12/10)
July 20 East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium (formerly July 19/10)
July 23 Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium (formerly June 27/10)