U2 Announces Down Under Tour Dates

By Raiatea Tahana-Reese
Raiatea Tahana-Reese
Raiatea Tahana-Reese
August 24, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Bono (L), lead singer of Irish rock band U2 signs autographs for fans outside the Hotel Kamp in Helsinki, Finland on Aug. 20, 2010.  (Petra Piitulainen/AFP/Getty Images )
Bono (L), lead singer of Irish rock band U2 signs autographs for fans outside the Hotel Kamp in Helsinki, Finland on Aug. 20, 2010. (Petra Piitulainen/AFP/Getty Images )
U2’s Bono is keen to return to the stage when the band brings its 360 Degree Tour Down Under at the end of the year, the AAP reports.

The Dublin-based Irish band has scheduled dates that start in Auckland on Nov. 25 at Mt. Smart Stadium.

After that, the group will head to Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on Dec. 1, Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on Dec. 8, Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Dec. 13, and Perth's Subiaco Oval on Dec. 18,

Tickets go on sale Sept. 3, starting at just $40, promoters say.

Meanwhile, Bono is making a speedy recovery after undergoing spinal surgery in May, according to AAP.

The singer was left with partial paralysis in his legs after he was diagnosed with a herniated disc which forced the group to cancel a string of concerts.

Bono returned to the stage in Turin, Italy, earlier this month, just three months after his operation. Now he's keen to tackle more shows so the band is taking its 360 Degree Tour Down Under in December.

U2.com subscribers will be able to buy tickets ahead of the public ticket sale.