U2 pulls out of Glastonbury after Bono injured

Bono, lead singer of rock band U2 performs during their 360 degree Tour at Wembley Stadium in London, Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

May 25, 2010 11:16:03 AM PDT
U2's debut gig at Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival has been canceled because of lead singer Bono's back injury.

Concert promoters Live Nation said Tuesday that the North American leg of U2's tour will be postponed until 2011.

Festival organizers said Bono called founder Michael Eavis to tell him. In a statement on Glastonbury's Web site, Eavis said it "was obvious from our telephone conversation that U2 are hugely disappointed."

A replacement headlining act has not been announced. The festival, which runs June 23-27, attracts more than 175,000 people.

Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson, underwent emergency spine surgery Friday in Munich. He has been released from hospital but doctors recommend at least two months rest.