HIGH TIMES!

The band add a further 33 dates to the global jaunt…

U2 have added a further 33 dates to their VERTIGO 2005 world tour.

Following their upcoming sell-out dates in Europe and America, the band will return to North America in September.

The group will kick off the new leg of dates on September 12 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre before wrapping up at Portland’s Rose Garden on December 19.

Manager Paul McGuiness confirmed the dates, saying: “We’re really looking forward to this tour, the show looks and sounds fantastic, its going to be a great year.”

Ticket sales for the Vertigo 2005 tour have already exceeded 1.9 million, with the first leg of the US jaunt – due to start in San Diego on March 28 – selling out in hours.

With tickets going on sale in the next few weeks, subscribers to U2’s official website ww.u2.com will have the opportunity to reserve in advance.

The new dates for U2’s Vertigo 2005 tour are:

Toronto Air Canada Centre (September 12/14)

Chicago United Center (20-21)

Minneapolis Target Center (23)

Milwaukee Bradley Center (25)

Boston Fleet Center (October 3-4)

New York Madison Square Garden (7-8/10)

Philadelphia Wachovia Center (16-17)

Washington DC MCI Center (19-20)

Pittsburgh Mellon Arena (22)

Detroit Palace Of Auburn Hills (24)

Houston Toyota Center (28)

Dallas American Airlines Arena (29)

Los Angeles Staples Center (November 1-2)

Miami American Airlines Arena (13)

Tampa St Pete Times Forum (16)

Atlanta Philips Arena (18)

Ottawa Corel Centre (25)

Montreal Bell Centre (26)

Hartford Civic Center (December 7)

Buffalo HSBC Arena (9)

Cleveland Gund Arena (10)

St Louis Savvis Center (14)

Omaha Qwest Center (15)

Salt Lake City Delta Center (17)

Portland Rose Garden (19)