The concert will take place before the Monday Night Football game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.

The pre-game concert is sponsored by RealNetworks’ Rhapsody digital music service.

This NFL football game is the first event to originate from the stadium since the Katrina devastation.

“My visits to New Orleans gave me a firsthand look at the devastation which tragically destroyed the lives of thousands. The area’s rich and spirited culture must continue to be restored,” The Edge said.

“Providing musical instruments through Music Rising will not only help the professional musicians but all the churches and schools in need through phase two of the program. Music Rising is dedicated to helping regain a foothold on their future but will also ensure that one of the Gulf Coast’s greatest assets, its music, will rise again.”

The collaborative effort will launch Music Rising Phase II.

This phase of the campaign will provide musical instruments to churches and schools. In a show of support, U2 and Green Day will debut “The Saints Are Coming,” a song originally written and performed in 1978 by the Scottish punk rock band The Skids.

“We hope that by collaborating with U2, we’ll remind the public that people of the Gulf Coast are still suffering and still need help to rebuild their lives,” Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong said.

” The Edge and Music Rising are providing support to schools, churches and musicians who lost everything in the storm, including their ability to make a living. We are honored to be asked and proud to be part of that.”

In addition to the live broadcast, Rhapsody will offer a live streaming audio webcast of the entire show via

Shortly after the event, fans will have the ability to buy a download of U2 and Green Day’s performance via Rhapsody. All net proceeds will go directly to Music Rising. Both the exclusive Music Rising charity track and select exclusive footage from the performance will be available for a limited time via

A simultaneous radio broadcast will be offered to radio stations by Westwood One worldwide on a non-exclusive and uninterrupted basis.