Metallica will be making their seventh appearance at Rock in Rio, but this time it will be Las Vegas, NV. Coming to to the US for the first time since its inception in 1985, Rock in Rio USA is set to launch on May 8th and 9th, then May 15th and 16th at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.
Joining Metallica for the 30th anniversary of Rock in Rio will be two other heavyweights – Linkin Park and Deftones. A complete lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but we’re sure it’ll include more metal. The long running festival launched with a killer lineup that included Queen, AC/DC, Yes, Ozzy Osbourne, and Iron Maiden.
Sepultura, who performed at Rock in Rio in 2013, played in Times Square in New York City on Friday, for the announcement event of Rock in Rio in Las Vegas.