It’s being reported that U2 will return to Australia and New Zealand in November. This was confirmed by Bono in an interview with Andrew Denton, see below for the link to the video from closeup.
This had been rumoured in the U2newzooland.com forums, so we should be safe. As far as I know, there’s no word yet on whether new tickets will be issued.
So it’s good news that they’re coming back, but it may be a long winter of discontent until then.