Despite album backlash and a battered Bono, the band preps its first road run since 2011.

The ­announcement on Dec. 3 of U2's Innocence + Experience Tour was a blast of confidence for a band that has experienced a bumpy past few months. Setting aside mixed consumer reaction to its Apple give­away of new album Songs of Innocence and frontman Bono's Nov. 16 bike accident in New York (he shattered his left elbow, fractured a humerus bone in his left arm and injured the orbit of one of his eyes), the trek will begin May 14.

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