U2’s The Edge plays the official Music Rising Les Paul guitar on The Grammy Awards with Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello in 2006
U2’s The Edge and co-founder of Music Rising, speaks to educators and supporters at Tulane University in New Orleans when the Music Rising Studies of the Gulf South major course of study was announced.
During the second phase of Music Rising, U2’s The Edge signed a series of Music Rising Epiphone limited edition guitars that helped raise more funds for the Music Rising disaster relief which went on to aid musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. Here you can see Edge signing the guitars after he performed at the reopening of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
U2’s The Edge visited several different areas of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when he launched Music Rising, a disaster relief fund to help musicians affected by the hurricane.
The Edge is seen wearing the official Music Rising t-shirt which was created to drive funds for the disaster relief fund.
U2’s The Edge meets with musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina in the aftermath of the disaster in 2005. He visited the local Guitar Center in New Orleans where he talked with musicians and announced the launch of the official Music Rising guitar which would go on to raise funds for the disaster relief fund.
Music Rising helped re-open the Preservation Hall Jazz Club in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina left it badly damaged. Here Edge performs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as part of the grand reopening celebration.
2006 – Preparing for the re-opening of the Louisianna Superdome after the horrific Hurricane Katrina disaster. U2 and Green Day performed “The Saints Are Coming” in a remarkable show of celebration for the city of New Orleans and as the half-time show for when the New Orleans Saints first played in the Superdome after the hurricane. Music Rising was there and both legendary bands performed to a sold out stadium. Here you see the performers in the studio recording the single right after the performance.
U2’s The Edge and Bono join the parade in New Orleans after its rebirth from the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. The legendary artists supported the city and its musicians with the founding of Music Rising, a disaster relief fund for music. This traditional parade featured performers and Mardi Gras celebrations throughout the city and also led to the re-opening of the Preservation Hall Jazz Club. New Orleans, Louisiana 2006
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