Rock in Rio Coming to the U.S. in May 2015
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:07:18
Rock in Rio is coming to Sin City.
Rock in Rio, the largest music and entertainment event in the world, will launch its first stateside edition in Las Vegas in May 2015. Founded by Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Medina, Rock in Rio has redefined the modern music festival experience with its immersive combination of the biggest names in music and a massive entertainment attraction for fans and families.
Since its inception in 1985, Rock in Rio has been a cultural phenomenon. Launched as a way to return joy and confidence to the people of Brazil at the end of a military regime, Rock in Rio's inaugural event broke music festival records with 1.38 million attendees – five times larger than Woodstock. Since that monumental concert, 13 Rock in Rio festivals have taken place across three countries with more than 7 million people attending and 1 billion more watching at home around the world. Last year's festival in Rio sold out all 600,000 tickets in an unprecedented four hours.
More than 1,120 musical acts have ignited Rock in Rio stages over the years including, Bon Jovi, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, David Guetta, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Shakira and Muse. That number will grow this summer at Rock in Rio Lisbon (Portugal) where The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Linkin Park and Ed Sheeran are scheduled to perform.
"In May 2015, the world's biggest music festival will touch down in the heart of Las Vegas, creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience for music fans, brands and the local community," said Roberto Medina, founder, Rock in Rio. "After 30 years of entertaining audiences around the world, the time is right to bring the Rock in Rio experience to the United States, the biggest stage in the world."
You know that's right. With that kind of history, RiR needs to be in the U.S.!
Anyone plan to hit up Rock in Rio in Vegas?