U2 Considering Summer Euro Tour

Amid speculation that U2 will extend last year's hugely successful "Elevation" arena tour into 2002, U2 manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard Bulletin, "We are considering touring in Europe this sum

Amid speculation that U2 will extend last year's hugely successful "Elevation" arena tour into 2002, U2 manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard Bulletin, "We are considering touring in Europe this summer but have not fully decided."

Earlier this week, London's Sun newspaper reported that U2 was lining up as many as 30 European shows for the summer, with notorious British act Oasis touted as a touring partner. Last year U2 was the highest-grossing band in the world, raking in $143 million from 113 shows on both sides of the Atlantic.

The only performance plans the band currently has involve an appearance during the Feb. 27 Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which will be broadcast live on CBS. U2 leads the field with eight nominations, including album of the year for "All That You Can't Leave Behind" (Interscope) and song of the year for "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of."