The U2’s “U2360” tour, scheduled only for large stadium settings around the world, will include an October 23 stop at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The announcement coincided with word that U2 had scored its seventh No. 1 album on the U.S. pop album chart.
But even the hugely popular Irish rock group is taking a hit during the recession. “No Line on the Horizon” sold only 484,000 copies during the week ending March 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s well down from the band’s best opening of 840,000 in 2004 with their “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” album.
In the depression of the 1930s, soup kitchens and breadlines were the primary sources of nutrition for a large portion of the country. Now, in the recession of 2009, organizations like Three Square in Las Vegas are serving as disbursement hubs for donated foods and trying to keep meals on the tables of lower to middle class families in Southern Nevada.
To support Three Square, local Las Vegas chefs and entertainers will be participating in DISH Las Vegas – a first time fundraiser at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve on April 3.
Planned to participate will be Chef Kerry Simon, Chef Rick Moonen, Chef Peter Sherlock, Chef Rock of Hell’s Kitchen, Carrot Top, George Wallace, Clint Holmes, Louie Anderson, Susan Anton and UFC Fighters.
The one-day event will include an art exhibit of personally designed plates, exceptional food, wine and musical entertainment.