Nearly two months after scrubbing its entire North American summer tour, U2 today announced 16 rescheduled dates for the 360° Tour’s long-planned second stateside leg, which now will open nearly a year late on May 21, 2011, in Denver and run through July 23, 2011, in Minneapolis.

All tickets for this summer’s canceled stadium shows — called off after Bono underwent emergency back surgery in late May — will be valid at next year’s dates, although fans who can’t make the gigs next summer may get refunds, according to the band.

In a video posted to U2.com earlier today and seen above, U2’s members apologized for the delay in returning to North America, but said they’re ready to resume the previously announced European leg of the tour Aug. 6 in Turin, Italy. As Bono says, “I’m ready. Rebuilt by German engineering, better design, I’m told. I’ll be fighting fit next summer in the U.S. Looking forward to this summer in Europe.”

See U2’s new North American dates after the jump…

U2’s 2011 North American tour dates:

May 21: Invesco Field , Denver, CO (formerly June 12, 2010)
May 24: Rice Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT (formerly June 3, 2010)
June 1: Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, AB (formerly June 23, 2010)
June 4: Qwest Field, Seattle, WA (formerly June 20, 2010)
June 7: McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, CA (formerly June 16, 2010)
June 17: Angels Stadium, Anaheim, CA (formerly June 6, 2010)
June 18: Angels Stadium, Anaheim, CA (formerly June 7, 2010)
June 26: Spartan Stadium at MSU, East Lansing, MI (formerly June 30, 2010)
June 29: Sun Life Stadium (previously Dolphin Stadium), Miami, FL (formerly July 9, 2010)
July 5: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL (formerly July 6, 2010)
July 8: Hippodrome, Montreal, QC (formerly July 16 ,2010)
July 9: Hippodrome, Montreal, QC (formerly July 17, 2010)
July 11: Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON (formerly July 3, 2010)
July 14: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA (formerly July 12, 2010)
July 20: New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (formerly July 19, 2010)
July 23: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN (formerly June 27, 2010)

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