The organizers for Rock In Rio USA didn’t just release the artists playing in Las Vegas next May, they had a full out production at Times Square in New York! The initial wave of talent booked for the first Rock In Rio USA in Las Vegas includes Metallica, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Deftones, John Legend, and Linkin Park. Among the A-listers in attendance for the special mini concert were past Rock in Rio performers John Mayer and Sepultura, in addition to No Doubt group members Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young, who will be performing at the big event!
Rock In Rio USA will be held on May 8-9 and 15-16 of next year; organizers have joined forces with MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle of The Yucaipa Companies in creating a custom-made, 33-acre open-air “City Of Rock” on the Las Vegas Strip between Sahara Avenue and the Circus Circus hotel, all for your enjoyment! During the New York press conference, it was proudly announced, “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,” Rock In Rio VP Roberta Medina said. “We’re thrilled to see the construction of our first US City Of Rock and to announce the first artists who will perform in Las Vegas in May 2015.”