U2 has added a Winnipeg date to its 360-degree Tour in 2011. ((ticketmaster.com))

Irish rock band U2 has added a Winnipeg date to its 2011 concert tour.

The date, May 29, 2011, at Canad Inns Stadium, was announced Monday.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. CT.

Prices range from $45.00 to $271.50.

The band last stopped in Winnipeg in 1997, when it played a concert at the stadium as part of its PopMart tour.

It seemed the closest U2 was going to get to the city during its 360-degree Tour was Edmonton, where the band is set to play on June 1, or Minneapolis on July 23.

Winnipeg wasn’t initially part of the itinerary for the tour, which was originally scheduled to cross North America during the summer of 2010. It was postponed when frontman Bono had to undergo emergency back surgery in May.

He had suffered partial paralysis in his lower leg due to a severely compressed sciatic nerve.


The U2 stage, nicknamed by the band as The Claw and often referred to as their spaceship. ((Justin Anders/CBC))