U2 And Green Day To Perform At New Orleans Superdome
LATEST: Rockers U2 and GREEN DAY will stage a National Football League (NFL) pre-game performance on the 25 September (06) for the official reopening of the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The show will precede the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta, Georgia Falcons, the first event in the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina turned the battered stadium into a makeshift shelter for flood victims. The bands will play their newly recorded single THE SAINTS ARE COMING, which was originally recorded in 1978 by Scottish punk band THE SKIDS. The musicians recently teamed up to record a cover of the song and all proceeds are being donated to charity. U2 guitarist THE EDGE has spearheaded the event and recording on behalf of the Music Rising campaign he co-founded in 2005 to replace musical instruments lost in the Gulf hurricanes. He says, "The Superdome itself symbolises a rebirth. It was a destroyed building and the scene of horrendous suffering. To see it redeemed is a wonderful sign. "This was the perfect song and the perfect gig."