Rise Against Added To Rock In Rio Lineup In Las Vegas May 2015
November 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM (PT)
RISE AGAINST has been added to the ROCK IN RIO Main Stage for the first weekend of the festival taking place in LAS VEGAS, MAY 8th-9th and MAY 15th and 16th of next year. The CHICAGO punk rock band will appear on MAY 9th, the same date as previously announced Main Stage performers METALLICA and LINKIN PARK.
After 15 years, and six criticall acclaimed albums, RISE AGAINST have become one of the most successful, challenging and revered punk-rock bands around. While selling four million albums globally across their last four releases -- with 2011's "Endgame" debuting at #1 in GERMANY and CANADA, and #2 on the BILLBOARD charts -- they've also always adhered to the idea of music as a vehicle for change. RISE AGAINST’s current album “The Black Market” debuted at #3 on BILLBOARD's Top 200 and #1 in GERMANY, AUSTRALIA and CANADA, where it has already achieved gold status.
RISE AGAINST is the latest addition to a Main Stage lineup that includes BRUNO MARS, NO DOUBT, TAYLOR SWIFT and ED SHEEHAN, among others to be announced. ROCK IN RIO has also announced initial artists for the festival’s Sunset Stage, including DEFONTES, JOHN LEGEND and JOSS STONE.
ROCK IN RIO USA will take over the LAS VEGAS STRIP for the first time on MAY 8th-9th and MAY 15th-16th, hosting more than 100 performances over four days. The venue will also host three ROCK STREETS that capture the sounds and culture of BRAZIL, UK and the U.S. with dozens of performers, bands and street artists, as well as an Electronic Stage.