25 September 2006

"Oh When the Saints..."

Whether you’re a sports nut or not, tonight’s Monday Night Football game on ESPN is one for the history books. It marks the first time the Louisiana Superdome is back in action after a “makeover" - a much needed one at that - post mayhem and devastation that took place in the Superdome following Katrina's wrath. Forget the game, I assure you that you won’t want to miss the pre-game show as U2 (my absolute favorite band) and Green Day team up to perform together live in the Superdome for a better reason than just football. They will be singing a cover of The Skids track, ‘The Saints Are Coming’ before the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons take the field. Shortly after their performance, a download of the song will be available on Rhapsody.com. The entire proceeds will go to Music Rising, a campaign created by The Edge (U2's mastermind guitarist), which is dedicated to bringing music back to churches, schools and professionals in the Gulf Coast area. The Edge hopes that Music Rising will ensure “’that one of the Gulf Coast’s greatest assets, its music, rise again.’”

Watch them on ESPN tonight during the pre-game show 6 – 7:30pm CST. For more information, go to Music Rising.

cheers -

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