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The edge & Green Day

U2 and Green Day Record “The Saints Are Coming” For The City of New Orleans

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. 

The Edge and Bono

U2’s The Edge and Bono join New Orleans Parade

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

Photo credit Shahar Azran

The Edge & Bob Ezrin

Bob Ezrin and U2’s The Edge lead Music Rising team members through the 9th Ward in New Orleans.

During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (2005) legendary producer Bob Ezrin (l) and U2’s The Edge led a team of Music Rising team members through the 9th Ward in New Orleans. Residents of that area spoke with the team giving them first-hand stories of survival and hope. The visit to the 9th Ward and the witnessing of pure devastation gave hope to Music Rising to help build and restore the spirit of music in the legendary city. 

Bold Arts

Thank You to BOLD Arts

Big THANK YOU to BOLD Arts for their magnificent support of Music Rising! They are the stars of tomorrow!

“Did you miss seeing us perform in October? Don’t mis our November fundraiser for Music Rising and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation! We are dancing, signing and making music to help replace instruments in schools impacted by hurricanes and recent natural disasters! November 18th at 10AM – 12PM at St. Matt’s Church in Hoboken, NJ!”


The Recovery Has Begun

The recovery has begun in the State of Texas following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. It made us happy to receive this beautiful photo from band director John of his student Yadira who was all smiles after receiving her replacement musical instrument from Music Rising.

There is a lot more work to be done and we thank you all for your continued support and donations.

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The Rock Godz Must Be Crazy Music Rising Benefit

The Rock Godz Must Be Crazy –  A Special Benefit for Music Rising

A Night of Storytelling True tales of the biggest icons in music from Elvis to Dylan as told by producers, rock writers, roadies and others who were there.

Featuring Mike Stoller, Dr. Demento, Artie butler, Felice Mancini, Artie Ripp and more!

November 11th at 8:00PM

Tickets are $20.

Special VIP Tickets – $100

Includes preferred seating, wine tasting and meet and greet at Upper West Restaurant, special gift bags courtesy of Shout! Factory and Rock Beat Records.

Click here to buy tickets!