U2 To Play Magnetic Hill Fest

U2’s 360° Tour just got a little longer with news that the band will play Magnetic Hill Music Festival in Moncton, New Brunswick, July 30.

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Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain

For the past few months it really looked as if Pittsburgh would host the last U2 date with the band scheduled for the city’s Heinz Field July 26. While Pittsburgh is still the last U.S. town on the schedule, Canada now owns the tour’s last stop. At least, for today.

“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 an announcement on the band’s website.

Arcade Fire will appear as special guest.

Needless to say, this is an extremely big deal for the fine folks of Moncton.

“To say that we’re excited about welcoming U2 to Moncton is an understatement,” Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc said. “Our Magnetic Hill Concert Site has seen some outstanding artists over the past five years, and the 2011 event will be no exception. To host one of the biggest bands, on one of the biggest stages, as part of one of the biggest tours for their final North American date is an honour.”

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Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

The presale for U2.com subscribers begins Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. EST and runs through Feb. 4. The general public onsale begins Feb. 8. For more info, visit U2.com.