Irish rockers U2 have rubbished reports they are to embark on a series of live shows later this year (07), after false advertisements for the dates appeared in the British press. The Beautiful Day rockers played the final gig of their Vertigo world tour in Hawaii in 2006, and are planning to spend 2007 working on new material - but the band has been targeted by pranksters offering tickets to non-existent live concerts. According to a statement on the band's website, the dates advertised are "a scam", with U2 urging fans to ignore the erroneous tour dates. The statement reads, "Some fans have been in touch to let us know of adverts appearing in the press offering tickets for U2 shows in London and Paris this year. "Take it from us, these adverts are a scam - there are no live plans for this year. Do not buy tickets for U2 shows unless you've read it here first."