Fans of U2 will scream as they hear this. The music group has confirmed their 2006 Vertigo Tour dates. Hello Australia, see you there. The band will, for the first time in eight years next March, return to the country to play four shows as part of its Vertigo world tour.
As announced Monday, U2 will play Brisbane on March 21, Melbourne on March 24, Adelaide on March 28 and Sydney on March 31. Meanwhile, the band's guitarist The Edge reveals that remaining, as-yet-unannounced dates are on tap in Japan and South America.
In related news, The Edge also is joining producer Bob Ezrin for the Music Rising initiative, supported by the Recording Academy's non-profit MusiCares Foundation. The initiative is aimed to provide instruments to musicians affected by the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes.