Addional Shows Added To U2 PopMart Tour

U2 have added three more dates to the PopMart tour. A third New

York show at Giant's Stadium has been tacked-on for Wednesday June 4, in

addition to a second Philadelphia show on Sunday, June 8 at Franklin Field and

a second Oakland show on Thursday, June 19 at the Oakland Coliseum. Oasis will

open both of the Oakland shows.

The addition of the second Philly date

doesn't put to rest those rumors that the band will perform at the Tibetan

Freedom Concerts on New York's Randall's Island, which also take place on June

7 and 8. Even though U2's representatives wouldn't confirm a special guest

appearance by the band at the benefit, a source close to the band told ATN "as

another testament to their rep as the hardest working band in show

business...if they do decide to make an appearance, it would have to be

sandwiched between the Philadelphia shows somehow."

The scenario ATN was

given would have the band performing in Philly on Saturday night, flying to New

York right after the show, playing a Tibetan gig on Sunday afternoon and then

jetting right off to Philadelphia again for their Sunday night gig. If

they perform, that is.

Tickets for the additional shows go on sale

starting May 9 for New York, May 10 for Philly and May 11 for Oakland.