February 26, 2015

Metallica has confirmed that it will perform at the 30th anniversary edition of the original Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The event is set to take place from September 18th to the 27th this year at the City of Rock in Rio.

Metallica, which is already headlining the first-ever U.S. version of Rock In Rio in May, stated, “One Rock In Rio in a year is just not enough!”


The band added, “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. Tickets will go on sale in April, so keep watching for more info.”

As previously reported, Metallica, Linkin Park and Deftones are among the confirmed bands for the inaugural United States edition of the Rock In Rio festival, set to take place on May 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th in Las Vegas. The event will feature six stages and unique lineups for each of the four days.

Other acts confirmed for the Vegas event include The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against, Foster The People, Gary Clark, Jr., Bleachers, Hollywood Undead, Of Mice & Men, Sam Smith, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and John Legend.

Metallica is reportedly at work on its 10th studio album, although it’s unknown whether the set will completed in time for release in 2015.