U2 to play 3 Canadian cities during ‘Innocence + Experience’ tour

Bono, right, with U2 guitarist Edge, pictured in Toronto in 2009. John R. Kennedy / Global News

TORONTO – U2 is set to hit the stage in three Canadian cities next year during a 19-city tour announced Wednesday.

The Irish rock band announced the Innocence + Experience tour will make stops in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

“We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience,” Bono said on the band’s website.

U2 will play Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on May 14 and 15; Montreal’s Bell Centre on June 12 and 13; and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on July 6 and 7.

U2 is obviously hoping for a complete recovery by lead singer Bono, who was hurt in a bicycle accident in New York City last month.

READ MORE: Bono injuries from bike crash more serious than first reported

During a surprise gig in New York’s Times Square this week, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin filled in for the vocalist.

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Tickets for the Canadian dates go on sale Monday.

The tour swings through North America next summer before heading to Europe in September 2015.

-with a file from The Associated Press