With U2’s 2015 Tour less than a month away, here is a link to their full schedule.
It’s a good time to talk about Bono’s health. For those that don’t know—and I don’t know who among us that would be—Bono suffered serious injuries while bicycling in New York’s Central Park. They were so severe that it required surgery and he now has metal plates in his arm. There have been reports that he may never be able to play the guitar again.
At the beginning of the year, Bono wrote a long blog (A-Z) while in recovery. He even posted an X-ray image of the metal plates and screws in his arm. I’m guessing he was also suffering from cabin fever and just needed some kind of creative outlet for all of that pent-up energy as his blog was very long. In addition, he stated that his blog would be the last time he would talk about it.
It has been over three months since his post and one has to assume that he is getting the very best medical care and physical therapy that money can buy. I’m not trying to be glib; I’m saying if you’re a multi-millionaire and you have an upcoming tour to prepare for, you will spare no expense.
Back in 2010, Bono & company were supposed to start the second leg of their North American Tour only to have to cancel it due to emergency back surgery for him. I was very disappointed because in that leg, they would have a show in the San Francisco Bay Area. I didn’t want to be insensitive, so I was glad that he had the surgery and was in recovery.
So here it is five years later and Bono is once again on the mend. From everything that I know, he is smart about his body and does whatever it takes to be healthy. Aging rock stars fall into two groups: those who still act like they’re in their twenties and those who don’t. For the former, Father Time can be unforgiving. But, I don’t know of many who still do the sex, drugs & rock ‘n roll thing in their fifties. With that in mind, should we have nothing to worry about?
I was comforted by the fact that the band had added more shows to the tour. You don’t do that if you have doubts on whether you can sustain the long and strenuous span of a world tour. So, I’m having faith that they will do what they always do: put on an amazing show.
I’m ready to have a Yabba-Dabba-Do Time and am just counting down the days to May 18th & 19th.