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Initial Artists Announced for Vegas 1st Rock in Rio Festival

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  1. salukidean

    salukidean Low-Roller

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    ROCK IN RIO USA TAKES OVER TIMES SQUARE AND ANNOUNCES METALLICA, LINKIN PARK, TAYLOR SWIFT. NO DOUBT, DEFTONES AND JOHN LEGEND AS INITIAL PERFORMERS FOR FIRST U. S. FESTIVAL MAY 8-9 AND 15-16, 2015

    PRE-SALE TICKETS FOR ROCK IN RIO USA IN LAS VEGAS NOW AVAILABLE AT ROCKINRIO.COM/TICKETS

    JOHN MAYER AND SEPULTURA WITH LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX PERFORMED TO CELEBRATE LEGENDARY FESTIVAL’S 30-YEAR HISTORY; NO DOUBT ON HAND TO CHEER THEM ON

    NEW YORK, NY– September 26, 2014 - Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, has announced Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt (who attended the announcement), Deftones and John Legend as part of the initial lineup for its first stateside edition taking place May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas. The announcement was unveiled as Rio de Janeiro and Las Vegas met in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, with an exciting surprise performance from past Rock in Rio artists John Mayer and Sepultura with Les Tambours Du Bronx to celebrate the festival’s 30th anniversary and first US edition in 2015. Sepultura and Les Tambour Du Bronx performed in honor of their past Rock in Rio collaboration and guitar hero John Mayer took the stage to bring hits like “No Such Thing” and “Gravity” to the gathered crowd. During the press conference, the organization also launched its Social Project “30 years, Many Dreams”.

    Roberta Medina, Executive Vice President of Rock in Rio (and daughter of Founder Roberto Medina), expanded on Rock in Rio’s tremendous background by revealing some of outstanding facts around the global festival’s 30-year history. With more than 7.4 million people in 14 editions, more than 1270 artists have performed in 85 days of the event. Over the past editions, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. The statistics provided an in-depth look at creating a global giant as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new extension in the US.

    “From the first Rock in Rio festival in Brazil in 1985 to next year’s anniversary and Las Vegas launch, it’s been an amazing journey with Rock in Rio fans and the artists that have taken part in the festival,” says Roberta Medina. “We’re thrilled to see the construction of our first U.S. City of Rock and to announce the first artists who will perform in Las Vegas in May 2015.”

    Rock in Rio USA & Brazil: Line-up Confirmations
    During the press conference, the organization announced the first artists that will take part of next year’s event in Las Vegas: Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift and No Doubt, who will all perform on the festival’s Main Stage. Metallica will return to the Rock in Rio stage after six previous performances at the international event. Appearing on the same day as Metallica, multi-platinum rock group Linkin Park are also returning after previous Rock in Rio performances.

    The LA band No Doubt has also been confirmed and made an appearance at the Times Square press conference. The band stated that they are “extremely happy to be taking the stage of Rock in Rio’s first US festival and to be part of such an amazing musical history as the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary.”

    In addition, the organization also announced the first names of the line-up for the Sunset Stage: The Deftones and John Legend. The Sunset Stage has quickly become a phenomenon featuring a line-up filled with special guests and unexpected musical collaborations.

    As 2015 will also host the return of Rock in Rio to Brazil, the organization announced some of the performers scheduled for September. Katy Perry will take the Main Stage in Rio for the second time, bringing her spectacular stage show to the Brazilian crowd. John Legend will also take the stage in Brazil and make his debut at the festival headlining at the Sunset Stage.

    The City of Rock
    Rock in Rio has joined forces with entertainment giants MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May 2015. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in a spectacular, custom-made “City of Rock.”

    The permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue, spread out over 37 acres and have the capacity for 85,000 people per day. It includes six stages, three themed Rock Streets encompassing the culture and music of the U.S., UK and Brazil and a zip line that stretches 64 feet high and 600 feet long in front of Main Stage. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4000 people; an air-conditioned area with a unique view of the City of Rock and an all-inclusive buffet.

    LIMITED PRE-SALE: Opening today!
    A limited pre-sale for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May is now available at rockinrio.com/tickets with general admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.

    To secure your spot for next year’s Rock in Rio USA, visit rockinrio.com/tickets and choose preferred section (General Admission or VIP), then select a delivery method to receive your wristband (either Will Call or UPS Delivery). Shipments start approximately 10 weeks before the event.
     
  2. saintpauljeff

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    so how does that work... they spread the artists across two weekends?
     
  3. cjohnson202

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    I'm interested in knowing this as well. Very interested in booking a trip around this
     
  4. bubbakitty

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    Found this:

    Metallica will be one of the headliners on the Main Stage during the rock weekend, with Linkin Park and Deftones among the initial rock acts expected to take the stage during the weekend of May 8 and 9. The remainder of the bill will be revealed at a later date, but the three major rock acts is a great start.
    Organizers have also revealed a Rock in Rio USA pop weekend that will follow on the weekend of May 15 and 16 in Las Vegas, as well. Among the initial acts confirmed include No Doubt, Taylor Swift and John Legend.
    Pre-sale tickets are already available with concertgoers already available to buy full weekend and single day packages. For details, check here. And stay tuned to the Rock in Rio USA festival website for updates on the lineup.

    http://loudwire.com/metallica-las-vegas-rock-in-rio-usa-2015/


    They use the word "expected" and say there will be "updates" so you are buying blindly if looking for particular acts / dates it would seem.....
     
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  5. kkorner22

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    I bought tickets, and just hoping they announce some more good acts soon, its spread over 2 weekends, 1st weekend rock, 2nd weekend pop.
     
  6. BigGTMike

    BigGTMike Low-Roller

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    Apparently I haven't been paying attention but just realized this will be going on during my trip. Anyone got sources on cheaper tickets or ideas? Interested in linkin prk and deftones but not much else, so not sure I can justify full price.
     
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