Unfortunately, this week's news isn't great for Australian fans of U2. Due to family illness, U2's tour dates in the Land Down Under have been pushed back. Specifically, the last ten dates of the Australian leg of the Vertigo '06 tour have been delayed despite having been sold out.
One fan, via U2 fansite Zoomerang, had this to say about the disappointing news:
"Obviously this is devastating. 8 years of waiting. I had flights and accommodation booked and was attending all Oz and NZ shows. It's awful," the posting said. "But let's all remember as disappointed as we are I'm sure this 'band member' is probably going through worse times. As long as its postponed and not cancelled, I can deal. We've waited 8 long years, we can wait another few weeks/months if need be."