U2 adds one last show to North American trek

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Story by Rob Evans, SoundSpike Editor

Though U2 previously announced that the final North American stop on the huge 360 tour would take place at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, the band has tacked one more date onto the end of its itinerary: a July 30 gig with special guests Arcade Fire at the Magnetic Music Festival in Moncton, New Brunswick.

"The Moncton show is set to be the final date of the U2 360 Tour in North America and we're really looking forward to bringing this now legendary 360 production into Atlantic Canada for the first time," U2 manager Paul McGuinness said in a statement.

Tickets for the Moncton show go on sale to the public Feb. 8. Subscribers to U2.com can enter a special advance presale this Wednesday through Friday (2/2-4); details are posted at U2's website.

The vast majority of the North American dates on U2's 2011 schedule are make-goods for shows postponed from last year, when frontman Bono suffered a back injury.

The stadium rockers will make stops in South Africa in February before heading to South America in March and April. They next play in the U.S. May 21 in Denver, and will follow that with more than 20 additional shows in North America through July.

It's likely that a new U2 album will be in stores by the time the tour's next North American leg rolls around. Late last year, McGuinness told the Irish Times that a new U2 album should be in stores early this year.

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