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U2, Bono

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U2's full billing can only mean good things for Bono's bill of health.

The group announced in a video message on their site this morning that Bono, new and improved in the wake of his original tour-canceling spinal injury and resulting surgery, was once again ready to hit the road.

"I'm ready, rebuilt by German engineering," Bono said. "Better design, I'm told."

All joking aside, the frontman's frontman assured fans that he was more than capable of resuming the tour and confirmed that the group has rescheduled the North American tour dates they unintentionally bypassed to take place in spring and summer of 2011.

The European leg of U2's tour will kick off, as originally scheduled, on Aug. 6.

"I'm very well," Bono said. "I can sit. I can stand. I can move around a bit. Feeling strong, feeling confident, know what I'm saying?

"I actually wanted to apologize for the trouble that this injury has put you all through and those of you that bought tickets and organized hotels and travel plans, it's a very big deal…we don't take you for granted. It was not a lot of fun for me, the injury was quite serious."

Tour organizers Live Nation have already unveiled the newly rescheduled dates, and the tour will now kick off (or resume?) May 21 in Denver, ending its run on July 23 in Minneapolis.

And while it's great news for fans, not everyone's as excited with the particular part of the calendar that the made-up dates fall on.

"Great," Larry Mullen Jr. said in the video message. "Summer job."

Welcome back, boys.

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