Metallica To Headline Rock In Rio
. Metallica have announced that they have been selected to headline this year's Rock In Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this September.
The band had previously announced that they would be a headliner for the inaugural U.S. based version of the festival which will be taking place in Las Vegas on May 8-9 and May 15-16. They will be headlining the World Stage at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 9th.
The band had the following to say about headlining the Brazil flagship festival, "One Rock In Rio in a year is just not enough! We're very excited that we have been invited to be a part of the original Rock In Rio 30-year celebration by headlining one night during the festivities taking place September 18-27, 2015 at the City of Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"This will mark our eighth (!) Rock In Rio appearance including the upcoming May show in Las Vegas. It promises to be quite the party as we join a stellar festival line up including Faith No More, System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot and many others."