Well it appeared too good to be true and now it is.
Bono is still suffering from injuries he obtained in a bicycle accident last month in New York City and The Edge of U2 confirmed they will no longer be performing at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles this month.
“He managed to come out of it with what you can only describe as injuries from a car crash, literally multiple fractures of bones in his elbow and his back. But he’s doing OK. We’re kind of lucky he was wearing a helmet, so he didn’t actually break Central Park. He’s made of tough stuff and he’s bouncing back.”
“He’s so upset about the fact that unfortunately as we’re about to announce, we’re not going to be able to do the Acoustic Christmas. He’s been told by his doctors to stay put. He’s back in Dublin right now and he basically can’t move for the next couple of months.”
“The poor guy, basically his left elbow was shattered, so a lot of the work was reconstructing the joints and putting in wires and plates. He actually showed us some x-rays a couple days later, it looked like a miniature Eiffel Tower.”-The Edge of U2
The Edge then announced U2's upcoming tour.
Here is new music from Bono & The Edge with Reeve Carney. "Rise Above" is from "Spider-Man On Broadway" and just like you, I am surprised they are still doing it.
Let me know what you think of the new song.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Bono Is Spider-Man?
Look for performances by Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting in New York City; Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow in Los Angeles; and Coldplay, and a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna in a newly added London location. More than 100 other stars will be speaking and answering phones.
That's right, a musical based on our web-spinning friend is set to take Broadway by storm in 2010, accordng to this BBC article. The musical will be directed by Julie Taymor, who brought The Lion King to the stage and the music and lyrics will be written by none other than Bono and The Edge. It will reportedly be the most expensive Broadway production to date at $40 million, and will open at the Hilton Theatre, the only venue big enough to contain the skyscraper sets.
Finally, girls! A way to get your guys to take you to the theatre! I know certain men in particular who claim musicals make certain body parts retract into their abdominal cavities. I also know these men will probably be first in line, and I fully expect to catch them humming a showtune or two somewhere down the road.