OAKLAND, CA Thursday Mar.31.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- U2 fans in the Bay Area will be happy to know that the band has added two Oakland, California shows to the fall leg of its North American Vertigo//2005 tour. U2 is scheduled to play The Arena in Oakland on November 8th and 9th, and tickets go on sale to the general public this Sunday, April 3rd, through Tickets.com at http://www.tickets.com/.

Earlier this week, U2 launched its Vertigo Tour in San Diego, California to a sold-out crowd. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are on the road to support their latest album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." Tennessee band Kings of Leon are U2's special guests on the first round of North American shows. No opening act has yet been announced for the second leg of the tour, which kicks off September 12th in Toronto.

Here are the announced dates for U2's VERTIGO//2005 tour:

SPRING TOUR ITINERARY - with special guest: Kings Of Leon

April
01 - Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
02 - Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
05 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
06 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
09 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
10 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
14 - Phoenix, AZ - Glendale Arena
15 - Phoenix, AZ - Glendale Arena
20 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
21 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
24 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
25 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
28 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
29 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place

May
07 - Chicago, IL - United Center
09 - Chicago, IL - United Center
10 - Chicago, IL - United Center
12 - Chicago, IL - United Center
14 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
22 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
17 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
18 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
21 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
24 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter
26 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter
28 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter

FALL TOUR ITINERARY - Special guest To Be Confirmed

September
12 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
14 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
20 - Chicago, IL - United Center
21 - Chicago, IL - United Center
23 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
25 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center

October
03 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden (formerly FleetCenter)
04 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden (formerly FleetCenter)
07 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
08 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
10 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
11 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
16 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
17 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
19 - Washington, DC - MCI Center
20 - Washington, DC - MCI Center
22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
24 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
25 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
28 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

November
01 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
02 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
08 - Oakland, CA - The Arena In Oakland
09 - Oakland, CA - The Arena In Oakland
13 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
16 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
18 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
19 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
21 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
22 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
25 - Ottawa, ON - Corel Centre
26 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre

December
04 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden (formerly FleetCenter)
05 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
07 - Hartford, CT - Civic Center
09 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
10 - Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena
14 - St. Louis, MO - Savvis Center
15 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Center
19 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden

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