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Roundup of Totally Unsubstantiated (So Far) U2 Tour Rumours

Yes, there’s lots of U2-related news today including a story that tour dates will be announced tomorrow. If you’re in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, you might want to pay attention. These (totally unsubstantiated) tour rumours are courtesy @U2:

The Italian fan site is reporting that the tour will be called the “Innocence and Experience Tour.” (Let’s hope so, because that name would all but lock U2 into releasing Songs Of Experience while the tour is happening.)

Emails we’ve received say that tour dates will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9 am ET (USA). Ticket pre-sales will reportedly begin a day later, on Thursday, December 4, for members. We’ve received tips from readers saying that public ticket sales will begin next week, either Monday or Tuesday (December 8-9).

The tour is rumored to start with two shows in Vancouver, Canada, on May 14-15. Other rumored dates and cities that is reporting include:

Los Angeles: eight concerts between May 26 and June 8 at the Staples Center. (Note: Our tips are slightly different. We’ve heard U2 will use the The Forum with shows on May 26, 27, 30 and 31. It’s possible the band could use both venues, although scheduling around the LA Clippers expected playoff games might be tough at the Staples Center. We’ve also heard U2 may play at the Honda Center in Anaheim.)

Montreal and Boston: four concerts in each city

Chicago: six concerts at the United Center

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Toronto: at least one concert on July 6 at the Air Canada Centre (probably more than one show)

New York City: eight concerts at the end of July

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