U2 No Longer Headlining Glastonbury, Postponing American Tour

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U2 has been forced to postpone its American tour dates and cancel on the Glastonbury ticket-holders anxious to see the band headline the festival in June. After injuring his back and being admitted to the Ludwig Maximilians-University Hospital in Munich on Friday, Bono is now beginning an eight-week long rehabilitation process that will keep him off stage for most of the summer.

As stated by U2’s manager, Paul McGuinness, on the band’s website: “Our biggest and I believe best tour has been interrupted and we’re all devastated. For a performer who lives to be on stage, this is more than a blow. He feels robbed of the chance to do what he does best and feels like he has badly let down the band and their audience.” U2’s 360° tour, which kicked off in Europe last August, was set to hit Salt Lake City June 3 and stop at many West and East coast stadiums from that date through July 19.

While those American dates have now been pushed to 2011, Glastonbury curators are scheduling a replacement for their 40th birthday headliner. BBC has made a few suggestions, including 2002 and 2005 headliner Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Dizzee Rascal, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney and Jay-Z.