Friday, September 26, 2014

Metallica to headline inaugural Rock In Rio USA festival

Metallica have been announced as the first headliner for the inaugural Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas next spring.

Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas on May 8-9 and May 15-16, 2015.

The event will mark Metallica’s return to the Rock in Rio festival following performances at Rock in Rio Lisboa in 2004, 2008 and 2012 (which featured a performance of 1991’s “Metallica” album), Rock in Rio Madrid in 2010, as well as in the fest’s home city of Rio in 2011 and 2013.

“Our friends from Rock in Rio USA are heading Stateside for the first time and we're thrilled to be a part of it!,” said Metallica. “See you in Las Vegas one night during the first weekend of the festival, May 8-9, 2015!”

Also confirmed in the initial list of performers revealed for the 2015 event are Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, John Legend and Deftones.

"From the first Rock in Rio festival in Brazil in 1985 to next year's 30th anniversary and Las Vegas launch of Rock in Rio USA, it's been an amazing journey with Rock in Rio fans and the artists that have taken part in the festival," says Roberta Medina, EVP of Rock in Rio. "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."

A limited pre-sale for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May is now available with general admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.

To reserve a spot for next year's Rock in Rio USA, visit

Full event details are available here.

Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio's efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide.

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