U2 and Green Day to perform in New Orleans

U2 and Green Day will perform together at a pre-show for a NFL game at the Superdome in New Orleans on September 25. This will be the first event at the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina. U2 and Green Day are expected to perform three or four songs, including The Skids’ “The Saints Are Coming,” which they recently recorded together.

The performance will air live on ESPN, as well as be streamed on the Westwood One World Network and Rhapsody.com. A download of “The Saints Are Coming” will be sold at Rhapsody.com to benefit Music Rising, an organization founded by Edge that aims to help musicians replace the instruments lost in Hurricane Katrina.

A Nite Out in Mexico & South America

ETS, the official tour and travel operator for the Vertigo tour, has informed us that it is now offering Nite Out packages for the shows in Mexico and South America. (Previously, ETS was only offering hotel and ticket packages for those locations.) Nite Out packages provide you with admission to a pre-show party and a ticket to the show. Good deal. Good fun.