Single Day Tickets Now Available For Rock in Rio USA

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Rock in Rio USA has announced the availability of single day general admission tickets for the upcoming festival taking place May 8-9, 15-16 in Las Vegas.  Starting today, single day general admission tickets will be available for $169 for each date at rockinrio.com/tickets, while supplies last. Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival celebrating its 30th anniversary worldwide, will make its U.S. debut by welcoming full-set performances from some of the biggest names in music including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Maná, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Jessie J, among others.
Rock in Rio USA: Complete Lineup
Rock in Rio will take over the Las Vegas Strip on May 8-9, 15-16. The first weekend, dedicated to rock music, will feature No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, and Hollywood Undead on the Main Stage. Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage performers for the first weekend include Foster the People, Deftones, Sepultura (featuring Steve Vai), Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Coheed and Cambria, Saints of Valory, Smallpools and Of Mice & Men.

The second weekend, May 15-16, will feature a pop-centric lineup with the Main Stage welcoming Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Echosmith, Empire of the Sun and Ivete Sangalo. The Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage lineup for the second weekend includes Jessie J, John Legend, Charli XCX, Joss Stone, Tove Lo, Magic, James Bay, Mikky Ekko and Big Sean.

Performances on the Main Stage and Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage will alternate timing, allowing audiences to see every performance on the lineup.

May 8
Main Stage:  No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, Smallpools
Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory
Electronic Stage: AN21, Ftampa, Wax Motif, MVTH
Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 9
Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead
Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men
Electronic Stage: Caked Up, Gaslamp Killer, Felguk, Alok
Rock Street Brazil: Spock Frevo Orquestra, Pepeu Gomes, Leo Gandelman
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Academy of Villains, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 15
Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo
Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay
Electronic Stage: Whitney Fierce, Jeniluv, Valida, Heidi Lawden
Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

May 16
Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun, Big Sean
Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic, Mikky Ekko
Electronic Stage: Behrouz, Renato Ratier, Uner, Dj Vibe
Rock Street Brazil: Simoninha Feat. Toni Garrido, Marcos Valle, BossaCucaNova
Rock Street USA: DJ Druskee & MC Myron Marten, Rock in Rio Dance Crew
Rock Street UK: Stones the Beetles, Terra Celta

The City of Rock in Las Vegas will also feature three Rock Streets – themed streets that will welcome attendees to experience an entirely new and exciting kind of music festival, and to enjoy the eclectic cultures of the U.S., the UK and Brazil.

Each street has 20 houses filled with shops and restaurants, along with a stage where bands and artists will perform throughout the day. Street artists and performers will also transform the street into their own stage, interacting and connecting with the audience in an intimate environment. Rock Street will open daily at 3 PM, with concerts and performances taking place until 1:30 AM when doors close.

The City of Rock, an open-air concert venue, will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue and spread out over 40 acres.  With a capacity of 85,000 people per day, the venue will also include a ferris wheel and a 64 foot high zip line that stretches 600 feet across in front of the Main Stage, which is 262 feet long. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4,000 people, featuring air conditioning, an all-inclusive buffet, an open bar (certain premium liquors available for additional purchase) and a unique view of the City of Rock.

Doors for the City of Rock open at 3pm and close at 1:30 AM; the Sunset Stage and the three Rock Streets start their performances at 3:30 PM and the Main Stage opens at 5:30 PM.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Tickets for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May are on sale at rockinrio.com/tickets with general admission weekend passes available for $298, single day general admission passes available for $169 (while supplies last) and single day VIP passes available for $498. VIP tickets for May 9 and May 16 have already sold out.

To secure your spot for Rock in Rio USA, visit rockinrio.com/tickets and choose your preferred section (General Admission or VIP), customers in the USA and Canada will have their wristbands shipped to them and international customers will pick-up their passes at will call. Wristbands will be shipped beginning in April 2015. Inside the venue, all purchases, concessions and merchandise, will be cashless using RFID wristband technology.

General admission and VIP passes provide access to more than 10 hours of music and entertainment each day, as well as all attractions inside the venue. Re-entry is allowed once each day – wristbands must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day. In addition to general venue access, VIP ticket buyers will also have access to the VIP area, an air-conditioned tent with an all-inclusive buffet and open bar (certain premium liquors available for additional purchase).

Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.

For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/rockinriousa).  For pre-sale tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets

 

Mercedes-Benz Sponsors Rock in Rio USA

Mercedes-Benz Sponsors Rock in Rio USA

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Rock in Rio announced today sponsorship agreement with Mercedes-Benz to serve as official sponsor for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA music festival taking place May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas. The agreement includes Mercedes-Benz having naming rights of the Sunset Stage that will be named Mercedes-Benz Evolution Stage.  

The Rock in Rio partnership represents a natural build on the luxury brand’s involvement in producing consumer-facing music events, which began with last year’s groundbreaking multi-city Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour. This year, Mercedes-Benz will further present consumers with experiences that showcase the evolution of the brand and tap into key consumer passion points. 

“We are excited to continue our support of both up-and-coming and established talent in the music industry through the sponsorship of Rock in Rio,” said Drew Slaven, Vice President of Marketing at Mercedes-Benz USA. “Rock in Rio prides itself in delivering an unparalleled consumer experience, while appealing to a wide and diverse demographic. These key attributes are important as we continue to evolve and enhance the Mercedes-Benz music platform in the US.” 

“We’re very excited to have such a premium brand as Mercedes-Benz sponsoring Rock in Rio. Over the past 30 years we’ve developed a very successful model that delivers a strong communication platform for brands,” states Roberto Medina, President and Founder of Rock in Rio. “What better way to kick-off the first US edition of Rock in Rio than to align with a top luxury brand such as Mercedes-Benz.” 

Rock in Rio: 30 years of a sponsor-based event
Since its inception, Rock in Rio has embraced sponsors and brands as part of its DNA: in 1985, the first edition of the festival was sponsored by the biggest beer brand in Brazil with an investment of 25 million dollars and gathered 1.3 million people over 10 days of festival.  Nowadays, the festival has expanded to 3 countries and was attended by more than 7.4 million people. In 2013, the Brazilian edition reached 54 million dollars in sponsorships and for the September 2015 edition Rock in Rio will also gather the same value.

For the first edition in the US, Rock in Rio USA has already reached the 14 million dollars mark, and is partnering with brands like Red Bull, Bacardi, Moet Hennessy, Las Vegas Events, among others. The festival also has returning brands from previous events in Brazil and Portugal: Sky Brazil, Hotel Urbano and EDP Renewables. 

The legendary music festival first edition in the US is a partnership between the MGM Resorts International, Yucaipa Gropu and Cirque du Soleil. With a capacity of 85,000 people per day, the more than 40-acre venue will include a ferris wheel and a 64-foot-high zip line. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4,000 people featuring air conditioning, an all-inclusive buffet and open bar (certain premium liquors will be available for additional purchase) and a unique view of The City of Rock. Additionally, The City of Rock will feature three Rock Streets – themed streets welcoming attendees to experience an entirely new and exciting kind of music festival and to enjoy the eclectic cultures of the U.S., the UK and Brazil.

Rock in Rio USA will welcome some of the biggest names in music on its Main Stage including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Maná and Echosmith among others. On the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Stage the lineup includes Foster the People, Jessie J, John Legend, Deftones, Charli XcX, Joss Stone and Bleachers.

For more information, visit RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/RockInRioUSA).  For tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class.

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the U.S.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS

ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP
One Night for ONE DROP is an original, one-night-only production scheduled for Friday, March 20 at The Beatles LOVE Theatre inside The Mirage. The event will feature artists from each of the eight Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil productions.

The third Annual One Night for ONE DROP, held around World Water Day, is being created and directed by Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar for the second consecutive year. The evening will feature Cirque du Soleil artists when they bring together the message of “ONE THOUGHT, ONE WORLD,” as a metaphor of time and its effect on society, encouraging us to create the world in which we want to live.

ONE DROP, a non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, works to secure water access by implementing integrated and unique water projects around the world and to reverse the growing water crisis by raising awareness for water-related issues. Since its inception in 2007, ONE DROP has worked to provide access to clean, safe water for more than 300,000 people.

Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Buy: Show-only tickets start at $100. Individual, tax-deductible VIP tickets which include the post-party extravaganza are available for $1,500. Sponsorship packages and individual tickets for One Night for ONE DROP are available at onedrop.org/onenight or by calling (702) 778-3772. In addition to the performance, packages include special backstage VIP experiences, personal VIP hosts and pre- and post-show parties at the resort’s unrivaled destinations.
MGM Resorts Festival Grounds
The MGM Resorts Festival Grounds sits on nearly 50 acres on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd. The Festival Grounds is scheduled to host Rock in Rio for two weekends in May. The capacity for each event will vary, but can reach as many as 80,000. The infrastructure at the Festival Grounds will include restrooms, power, water, fiber and the basic operational items.

ROCK IN RIO
Rock in Rio, the world’s biggest music festival, has joined forces with MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in the spectacular, custom-made “City of Rock.” Over the past 30 years, Rock in Rio festivals have delivered more than 1,120 performances by artists including The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake and Lorde for one billion fans worldwide. Artists scheduled to perform May 8 – 9 during the rock weekend include Metallica, No Doubt, Bleachers, Deftones, Foster the People, Sepultura and more. Artists scheduled for the May 15 – 16 pop weekend include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Jessie J, John Legend, Sam Smith and more.

Location: MGM Resorts Festival Grounds
Dates: May 8 – 9 and May 15 – 16
Time: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Prices: Two-day general admission weekend passes $298; VIP daily passes $498 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) VIP passes for Saturday, May 9 and Saturday, May 16 are sold out.
Buy: Tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit RockinRio.com/tickets.

MGM Resorts Village
With prime real estate at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, the MGM Resorts Village sits directly across from Mandalay Bay and Luxor functioning as a 15-acre entertainment, sports and festival outdoor venue. The Village is capable of hosting more than 40,000 guests while providing a quality event experience. The infrastructure at the Village includes restrooms, power, water, fiber and the basic operational items.

PBR COWBOY SPRING BREAK
The Professional Bull Riders (PBR), the world’s premier bull riding circuit, will launch the first Cowboy Spring Break event at MGM Resorts Village over Memorial Day Weekend. The three-day event will include pool parties, frozen cocktails, sizzling VIP events and concerts performed by world-class artists and ultimately, the world’s best bull riders taking on the nation’s top bucking bulls. Headlining the three-day extravaganza is one of the PBR’s most popular and toughest event formats, Last Cowboy Standing. The Top 50 bull riders in the world will compete Friday and Saturday in round after round of competition. The battle continues until one athlete remains and becomes the “Last Cowboy Standing.”

Location: MGM Resorts Village
Dates: May 22 – 24
Time: Friday, May 22: 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 23: 6 p.m.
Prices: Single day pass: $50
Single day pass with reserved seating: $125
Single day pass with VIP reserved seating: $225
Three-day packages start at $99
Buy: Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at all MGM Resorts ticket offices or concierge desks, all Ticketmaster locations or on-site at the MGM Resorts Village on the day of the event. Tickets also can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or via phone at (800) 745-3000.
ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL
Route 91 Harvest Festival will return to the MGM Resorts Village for the second consecutive year October 2 – 4. The three-day, two-stage festival will be headlined by country music superstars Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as well as Lady Antebellum and Jake Owen. This year’s event will feature new VIP options including Neon Lounge VIP passes which will allow festival- goers to enjoy a shaded side stage lounge, upgraded restroom facilities and special access to a cash bar and food concessions. Additional acts include Brett Eldredge, A Thousand Horses, Frankie Ballard, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin and more.

Date: October 2 – 4
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 2 p.m.
Prices: Three-day passes start at $199 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PST.

Rock in Rio Announces Transportation Options for US Debut May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015

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ROCK IN RIO ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR ROCK IN RIO USA TAKING PLACE MAY 8-9 AND 15-16 IN LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS MONORAIL AND SHUTTLES ARE THE SUGGESTED TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

PERFORMERS TO INCLUDE TAYLOR SWIFT, BRUNO MARS, SAM SMITH,

NO DOUBT, METALLICA AND LINKIN PARK

 Rock in Rio today announced transportation options for the inaugural Rock in Rio USA music festival taking place May 8-9 and 15-16 in Las Vegas. Working closely with local Las Vegas authorities, Rock in Rio has developed a plan to provide convenient access for festival attendees at a minimal impact to local residents and tourists.

With no parking allowed in the area surrounding the venue, attendees are encouraged to arrive each day by the Las Vegas Monorail, shuttle or foot:

  • Las Vegas Monorail – Rock in Rio and the Las Vegas Monorail established a partnership and have developed customized schedules for the Monorail in order to maximize capacity and minimize wait times. For those arriving from other locations on The Strip, the venue is conveniently located a short walk from the SLS Las Vegas and Westgate Las Vegas Monorail stops. The Las Vegas Monorail operates from 7 AM until 3 AM, with options of single ride ($5), 24-hour ($12) and 2-day passes ($22.00), but a temporary discount is available for all multiple day passes from two to seven days on https://tickets.lvmonorail.com/rockinriousa2015/.
  • Shuttles – Pre-paid shuttle passes are available, offering attendees a quick, comfortable ride to the event.  Shuttles will pick up from three locations: the MGM Resorts Village across from Luxor and Mandalay Bay, the Downtown Events Center  and the World Market Center. All Shuttles will drop guests off at the conveniently located Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is a short walk to the venue entrance. Return shuttle service will be available from the Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center to all three pick up locations. Shuttles to the venue will run each day from 2:30 PM until 11 PM, with return service running 10 PM until 2:30 AM. 2-day shuttle passes are available for $25.
  • Pedestrian Traffic – For attendees staying within a 15 to 20 minute walking distance of the venue, walking is recommended for venue access. Pedestrian entrances will be easily accessible from Las Vegas Boulevard.

Absolutely no parking will be available at the venue and road closures surrounding the festival will require access by one of the above recommended transportation methods.

For Las Vegas Monorail tickets go to https://tickets.lvmonorail.com/rockinriousa2015/ and for shuttle passes visit: http://rockinrio.com/usa/festival-travel-options/

This legendary music festival celebrates its first stateside edition over four days at the City of Rock, a new open-air venue on the Las Vegas Strip. Rock in Rio USA will welcome some of the biggest names in music including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Charli XCX,  Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, and Maná, among others.

May 8

Main Stage: No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

May 9

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

May 15

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

May 16

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic!, Mikky Ekko

With a capacity of 85,000 people per day, the more than 40-acre venue will include a ferris wheel and a 64-foot-high zip line that stretches 600 feet across in front of the Main Stage, which is 262 feet long. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4,000 people featuring air conditioning, an all-inclusive buffet and open bar (certain premium liquors will be available for additional purchase) and a unique view of The City of Rock. Additionally, The City of Rock will feature three Rock Streets – themed streets welcoming attendees to experience an entirely new and exciting kind of music festival and to enjoy the eclectic cultures of the U.S., the UK and Brazil.

Doors for The City of Rock will open at 3 p.m. and close at 1:30 a.m. with Rock Street performances starting at 3:30 p.m. and continuing throughout the entire day.  Sunset Stage performances also will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the first Main Stage artist performing at 5:30 p.m. each day.

Tickets for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May are on sale now at rockinrio.com/tickets with General Admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.

Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to all ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.

For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/RockInRioUSA).  For tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets

 

Rise Against Added to the Lineup for Rock In Rio USA Taking Place May 2015 in Las Vegas

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RISE AGAINST ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR ROCK IN RIO USA TAKING PLACE MAY 2015 IN LAS VEGAS

The Punk Rock Band is Scheduled to Appear on the Main Stage on the Same Date as Metallica and Linkin Park

 

Rock in Rio has announced Rise Against will perform on the Main Stage during the first weekend of Rock in Rio USA, taking place in Las Vegas on May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015. The Chicago punk rock band will appear on May 9, the same date as previously announced Main Stage performers Metallica and Linkin Park.

After 15 years, and six incendiary albums, Rise Against have become one of the most successful, challenging and revered punk rock bands on the planet. While selling four million albums globally across their last four releases — with 2011’s “Endgame” debuting at number one in Germany and Canada, and number two on the U.S. Billboard charts — they’ve also always adhered to the idea of music as a vehicle for change.  Rise Against’s new album “The Black Market” debuted at #3 on Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and the debuted at #1 in Germany, Australia and Canada where it has already achieved gold status.

In doing so, they’ve appeared alongside superstars like Adele and Sting on Amnesty International’s “Chimes Of Freedom — The Songs Of Bob Dylan” compilation in 2012, toured with Rage Against The Machine’s iconic guitarist Tom Morello, campaigned against gun violence with the Demand A Plan organization and advocated the Make It Stop campaign’s attempt to raise awareness of LBGT teen suicides and bullying, working closely with “It Gets Better.” It’s important to keep this rich heritage of protest in mind when discussing “The Black Market.”

Rise Against is the latest addition to an already stellar Main Stage lineup including Bruno Mars, No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and many others to come.  Rock in Rio has also announced initial artists for the festival’s Sunset Stage including Deftones, John Legend and Joss Stone.

Rock in Rio USA will take over the Las Vegas Strip for the first time on May 8-9 and May 15-16, 2015.  The City of Rock will host more than 100 performances over 4 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. 

For more information, please visit www.rockinrio.com

 

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About Rock in Rio

Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio’s efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. In 2015, Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas.

 

Rock In Rio USA Presents Rock Street

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ROCK IN RIO USA PRESENTS ROCK STREET

ROCK STREET’S THREE STAGED STREETS CAPTURE THE CULTURE AND SOUNDS
OF BRAZIL, THE UK AND THE U.S.

BRUNO MARS, JOSS STONE AND ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCED AS ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS FOR THE MAY 2015 FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS

 

Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, unveiled today Rock Street´s magical setting – three thematic streets that will be featured inside the City of Rock in Las Vegas  capturing the culture and sounds of Brazil, the UK and USA. In an event that took place on the grounds of the future City of Rock on the Las Vegas Strip, dozens of artists, performers and street artists filled the location, to give a sneak peek of the unique experience that audiences will enjoy at Rock in Rio USA. Rock in Rio also announced the addition of Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran who will play on the Main Stage in May, as well as Joss Stone who will perform on the Sunset Stage.

ROCK STREET: 
Initially conceived four years ago to fulfill one of Roberto Medina’s dreams, Rock Street was to be a special place inside the City of Rock, where the audience and artists interact, having the imagery of New Orleans and its cultural and musical setting as a backdrop. The streets, measuring almost 500 feet long, will be filled with artists, bands and performers who will create a unique relationship with the public, in an exciting atmosphere. 

With the tremendous success of Rock Street at previous Rock in Rio festivals, and with Rock in Rio celebrating its 30th anniversary and first U.S. festival, Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas will feature not one but three different Rock Streets.  These three Rock Streets will welcome attendees to experience an entirely new and exciting kind of music festival, and to enjoy the eclectic cultures of the U.S., the UK and Brazil.  

Each street has 20 houses filled with shops and restaurants, and a stage where bands and artists will perform throughout the day. Street artists and performers will also transform the street into their own stage, performing and connecting with the audience and creating an intimate environment.  Rock Street will open daily at 4 PM, with concerts and performances taking place until 2 AM when doors close. 

ROCK STREET USA:
Stepping onto this street, you’ll be immediately taken to New Orleans with street-side cafés, jam sessions and blues all around! The street will include iconic American images such as a Cadillac and a diner. 

Street dance has achieved high recognition in the U.S. culture, therefore the Rock Street USA stage will present dozens of different dance styles capturing the energy and versatility of the North American dance culture. 

The official Street Dance crew is sure to make everyone move, and artistic directors Bruno Bastos, Miguel Colker and Shaun Evaristo will lend all their experience in creating a passionate bond between audience and dancers.

On stage, an MC will keep the stage flowing as 15 dancers perform choreographed dances from U.S. artists such as Beyoncé, Usher, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson, all accompanied by a Beatbox rhythm. The onstage programming will be in accordance with each weekend’s line-up: the first focused on heavy metal and rock, and the second featuring pop and dance hits. 

Dance routines will include styles as diverse as hip-hop, popping and locking, voguing, waackin’, dancehall, house, breaking and krumping. Guest crews from Los Angeles and Las Vegas will take part alongside the famous street dance battles of the official crew. 

ROCK STREET UK:
Great Britain and Ireland have an overwhelming heritage of music that has influenced artists and musicians around the world. On this quaint street that resembles London´s Camden Town and Ireland’s Grafton Street, the houses are inspired by traditional Irish and English pubs and shops, where traditional food will be available. On the streets, the audience will meet magicians, Irish bagpipers, a Victorian inspired photographer, jugglers, caricaturists and even a Buckingham Palace guard. 

On the stage, the audience will revel in the Celtic-inspired music by the band Terra Celta, who mix the energy of Brazilian culture with traditional Celtic instruments, resulting in a unique performance where dancers and instruments connect in a powerful way.  

To honour the decades of influence that The Beatles and The Rolling Stones have had in modern pop/rock music, the band Stone the Beetles will perform every night. Led by Rock Street UK artistic director Bruce Leitman, the band will perform new and original arrangements for some of the memorable songs immortalized by these two icons of Rock. 

The international hula hoop performer Lisa Lottie will also present her unique art that has taken her to more than 100 cities in 29 countries. Lottie is a circus trained artist and travels around the world bringing her “Bend it Like a Barbie” dance and contortionism act to street performance festivals. Her YouTube videos have scored more than 1.5 million views and her charismatic personality is sure to make this performance at Rock Street UK a memorable one. 

ROCK STREET BRAZIL:
The warm and colorful culture of Brazil will make everyone instantly feel at ease and relaxed as they stroll along the houses of Rock Street Brazil. Capturing the picturesque visual of Brazilian houses and local architecture, this street will feature some of the most charismatic figures of Brazilian culture: the typical Bahiana woman resembling  the character that inspired Carmen Miranda and carrying the famous fruit basket on her head; the “Malandro da Lapa”, a character originary from the most bohemian neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro and played by ballroom dancing legend Carlinhos de Jesus; Bumba Meu Boi, a folkloric bull figure typical from the northeast of Brazil; and capoeira group Batuque that will dance and battle on the street 

To complete the atmosphere, the stage will incorporate performances from three acts that represent the variety of Brazilian music culture. Spok Frevo Orquestra, the Pernambuco big band composed of 17 musicians, will bring a wide range of instruments to the stage including guitars, saxophones, drums, percussion, trombones and trumpets to transmit the bands complex mixture of genres, all inspired by traditional Brazilian music. 

On the Rock Street Brazil stage, Latin GRAMMY nominee Bossa Cuca Nova will combine the roots of traditional bossa nova sounds and percussion with the rhythm of EDM in a performance with a DJ. 

Leo Gandelman, one of the most established Brazilian musicians, will also take the stage with his smooth sound that crosses the borders of classic and pop music in an elegant way. 

Rock in Rio takes over Las Vegas

Rock in Rio has joined forces with entertainment giants MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas, taking place on May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015. 

The lineup announcements so far include:

May 8 
Main Stage:  No Doubt
May 9 
Main Stage: Metallica; Linkin Park
Sunset Stage: Deftones
May 15 
Main Stage: Taylor Swift; Ed Sheeran
May 16
Main Stage: Bruno Mars
Sunset Stage: John Legend; Joss Stone 

The City of Rock, a permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue, spread out over 37 acres and have the capacity for 85,000 people per day. The venue has six stages including three themed Rock Streets encompassing the culture and music of the U.S., UK and Brazil that will receive over 100 acts and also a zip line that stretches 64 feet high and 600 feet long in front of Main Stage. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4000 people; an air-conditioned area with a unique view of the City of Rock and an all-inclusive buffet. 
For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com 
Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

About Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio’s efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. In 2015, Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas.

 

Rock in Rio USA Will Host Five Weddings Per Day During May 2015 Festival in Las Vegas

ROCK IN RIO USA WILL HOST FIVE WEDDINGS PER DAY IN AN UNPRECEDENTED SETTING DURING MAY 2015 FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS

COUPLES CAN SUBMIT THEIR LOVE STORIES NOW TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ONE OF THE FREE CEREMONIES AT THE ROCK IN RIO CHAPEL

 

 

Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, will host five weddings per day at the upcoming Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas May 8 – 9 and 15 – 16, 2015.  The chosen lucky couples will be married at the Rock in Rio Chapel, part of the festival’s Rock Street experience, an unprecedented location on the famed Las Vegas Strip.

Couples can submit their love story at marryme@rockinrio.com to be considered for one of the limited free ceremonies, surrounded by music at Rock in Rio’s first-ever festival in the U.S. This is the first time the festival will have a real wedding chapel and no other destination could be more fitting than Las Vegas, the Wedding Capital of the World.

The theme of love has run through multiple editions of the international festival, with the first wedding taking place at Rock in Rio Brazil in 2011 at the request of one lucky couple.  The wedding attendee that caught the bouquet at this 2011 ceremony continued the magic at the 2013 festival, where she also got married at the City of Rock.  There was also a wedding at Rock in Rio Lisbon in 2014.  Now the tradition continues in a major way at Rock in Rio USA.

In anticipation for the May event, Rock in Rio took over Times Square in New York City on Friday, September 26 to announce the first acts that will perform at Rock in Rio USA: Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift and No Doubt will take the Main Stage and Deftones and John Legend will perform on the Sunset Stage.  The crowd was also treated to special surprise performances by past Rock in Rio performers Sepultura with Tambours du Bronx and John Mayer.  Rock in Rio continues to celebrate the upcoming U.S. festival with this week’s installation of a 27-foot-tall custom guitar that will greet visitors and locals flying to and from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Passes for the Rock in Rio USA event in May are currently available through a limited pre-sale with general admission weekend passes available for $298 and VIP daily passes available for $498. Voucher delivery will start approximately 10 weeks prior to the event.  To reserve a spot for next year’s Rock in Rio USA, visit rockinrio.com/tickets and select General Admission or VIP vouchers, which can be redeemed for a festival access wristband.

After purchasing a voucher during the pre-sale, choose which day or weekend to attend during the January 12 – March 12, 2015 redemption period for a guaranteed ability to buy tickets. After March 12, voucher holders will have guaranteed entry, but redemption for a specific date or weekend is subject to availability.

The General Admission and the VIP tickets provide access to more than 10 hours of music and entertainment, as well as all attractions inside the venue. In addition to general venue access, those buying VIP tickets will also have access to the VIP area, an air-conditioned tent with all-inclusive food and beverages. The event is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to have a guardian to enter the venue.

For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/rockinriousa).  For pre-sale tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets.

About Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio’s efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. In 2015, Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas on May 8-9, 15-16 and the initial line-up includes Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, John Legend and Deftones.

Rock in Rio USA Takes Over Times Square; Announces Initial Lineup for 2015 Las Vegas Festival

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ROCK IN RIO USA TAKES OVER TIMES SQUARE AND ANNOUNCES METALLICA,
LINKIN PARK, TAYLOR SWIFT. NO DOUBT, DEFTONES AND JOHN LEGEND AS INITIAL PERFORMERS FOR FIRST U. S. FESTIVAL MAY 8-9 AND 15-16, 2015

PRE-SALE TICKETS FOR ROCK IN RIO USA IN LAS VEGAS NOW AVAILABLE
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JOHN MAYER AND SEPULTURA WITH LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX PERFORMED TO
CELEBRATE LEGENDARY FESTIVAL’S 30-YEAR HISTORY; NO DOUBT ON HAND TO CHEER
THEM ON

 

Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, has announced Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt (who attended the announcement), Deftones and John Legend as part of the initial lineup for its first stateside edition taking place May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas. The announcement was unveiled as Rio de Janeiro and Las Vegas met in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, with an exciting surprise performance from past Rock in Rio artists John Mayer and Sepultura with Les Tambours Du Bronx to celebrate the festival’s 30th anniversary and first US edition in 2015. Sepultura and Les Tambour Du Bronx performed in honor of their past Rock in Rio collaboration and guitar hero John Mayer took the stage to bring hits like “No Such Thing” and “Gravity” to the gathered crowd. During the press conference, the organization also launched its Social Project “30 years, Many Dreams”.

Roberta Medina, Executive Vice President of Rock in Rio (and daughter of Founder Roberto Medina), expanded on Rock in Rio’s tremendous background by revealing some of outstanding facts around the global festival’s 30-year history.  With more than 7.4 million people in 14 editions, more than 1270 artists have performed in 85 days of the event. Over the past editions, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide.  The statistics provided an in-depth look at creating a global giant as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new extension in the US.

“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,” says Roberta Medina.  “We’re thrilled to see the construction of our first U.S. City of Rock and to announce the first artists who will perform in Las Vegas in May 2015.”

Rock in Rio USA & Brazil: Line-up Confirmations 
During the press conference, the organization announced the first artists that will take part of next year’s event in Las Vegas: Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift and No Doubt, who will all perform on the festival’s Main Stage. Metallica will return to the Rock in Rio stage after six previous performances at the international event.  Appearing on the same day as Metallica, multi-platinum rock group Linkin Park are also returning after previous Rock in Rio performances.

The LA band No Doubt has also been confirmed and made an appearance at the Times Square press conference. The band stated that they are “extremely happy to be taking the stage of Rock in Rio’s first US festival and to be part of such an amazing musical history as the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary.”

In addition, the organization also announced the first names of the line-up for the Sunset Stage: The Deftones and John Legend. The Sunset Stage has quickly become a phenomenon featuring a line-up filled with special guests and unexpected musical collaborations.

As 2015 will also host the return of Rock in Rio to Brazil, the organization announced some of the performers scheduled for September. Katy Perry will take the Main Stage in Rio for the second time, bringing her spectacular stage show to the Brazilian crowd. John Legend will also take the stage in Brazil and make his debut at the festival headlining at the Sunset Stage.

The City of Rock
Rock in Rio has joined forces with entertainment giants MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May 2015. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in a spectacular, custom-made “City of Rock.”

The permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue, spread out over 37 acres and have the capacity for 85,000 people per day. It includes six stages, three themed Rock Streets encompassing the culture and music of the U.S., UK and Brazil and a zip line that stretches  64 feet high and 600 feet long in front of Main Stage. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4000 people; an air-conditioned area with a unique view of the City of Rock and an all-inclusive buffet.

LIMITED PRE-SALE: Opening today!
A limited pre-sale for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May is now available at rockinrio.com/tickets with general admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.

To secure your spot for next year’s Rock in Rio USA, visit rockinrio.com/tickets and choose preferred section (General Admission or VIP), then select a delivery method to receive your wristband (either Will Call or UPS Delivery). Shipments start approximately 10 weeks before the event.

At this moment you’ll only receive a voucher that can later be redeemed for an event access wristband.  After completing the purchase, a confirmation email will be sent, followed by a voucher number and information on how to redeem the voucher.

Vouchers purchased during pre-sale can be used to select a preferred day or weekend during the January 12 – March 12 redemption period without the risk of tickets selling out. Once attendance date has been selected, wristbands will be delivered via UPS or Will Call. Voucher buyers will be guaranteed entry after March 12, but redemption for a specific date or weekend is subject to availability.

The General Admission and the VIP tickets provide access to more than 10 hours of music and entertainment, as well as all attractions inside the venue. Re-entry is allowed – wristbands must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day with a maximum of 5 entrances per day. In addition to general venue access, VIP ticket buyers will also have access to the VIP area, an air-conditioned tent with all-inclusive food and beverages.

Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.

Rock in Rio’s global communication campaign

Further gearing up excitement for the US festival and its pre-sale, Rock in Rio has launched a mass-media campaign that will run in the U.S. with an overall investment of 25 million dollars. For the launch of the pre-sale ticket vouchers, the U.S. audience will see an action-packed commercial spot that will run for a 2 weeks period on television and online featuring Donald Sutherland. Featuring Hollywood blockbuster production values, Sutherland has a briefcase stolen and takes all necessary measures to retrieve it. After all, the suitcase contains Rock in Rio tickets!

“30 Years, Many Dreams”
The Times Square Takeover event also kicked off Rock in Rio’s “30 Years, Many Dreams,” this year’s theme for the event’s Social Project that will be granting wishes submitted by Rock in Rio fans. Since 2001, the festival has added a social component to the event and has raised and invested more than $23 million for environmental and social causes.

Rock in Rio was itself born from a dream that could have never been fulfilled had it not been for those people who believed in it.  As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations the organization has decided to pay that gratitude forward by helping to make dreams come true for young people who fight for their causes.  Contenders will upload a short text about their dream at rockinrio.com/usa/dreams, and the most compelling and passionate stories will be chosen.

To illustrate the project, a video campaign will be launched, presenting the first dream that has been fulfilled – 25 year old Brazilian clown Michel de Souza. Michel was born and raised in a small town near São Paulo and worked as a clown in the local circus. He dreamed of learning with the best professionals and taking the stage in a huge circus. His story moved Roberto Medina, and Souza is having the chance to train at Circus du Soleil and learn from the leading circus professionals in the world.

“Coming to the US was always Roberto’s dream and now that it is coming true with May’s festival in Las Vegas, we felt it was the perfect time to make others’ dreams come true with our ‘30 Years, Many Dreams project.’”

Rock in Rio USA: a world of partnerships 

Rock in Rio has become a true entertainment phenomenon and top destination in all of its international locations. In Portugal it had a higher awareness than the 2004 World Cup and in Spain it was bigger than Formula 1. The Festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, has grown to be the largest music festival series in the world and its heritage as unique communication project and fan engagement platform is now coming to America.

Rock in Rio USA’s unrivalled media investment will be magnified by a partnership with industry-leading media companies in order to create a multi-platform communication campaign with scale never seen before by festivalgoers and sponsors. iHeartRadio, Yahoo and NCM Networks are the official media partners which together will deliver a massive consumer reach and impact, generate powerful fan engagement and boost the 12+ million followers Rock in Rio already has on its social media networks.

Rock in Rio powered by iHeartRadio
As part of its partnership, iHeartMedia will launch on-air and digital promotion designed to leverage the company’s powerful properties including more than 245 million on-air monthly listeners and 97 million monthly digital unique visitors.  This campaign will connect Rock in Rio to listeners and fans on more than 150 stations across the U.S., as well as on their industry leading digital radio platform, iHeartRadio – home to the exclusive 24/7 Rock in Rio digital music station. The multi-platform promotion will also include the launch of an Ultimate Contest giving listeners the chance to win an all–inclusive trip to Rock in Rio Brazil, as well as promoting sweepstakes for Rock in Rio USA.

Yahoo and Rock in Rio USA will share exciting news and exclusive features to its global audience leading into the May 2015 event.  Additionally, the entire festival will be live streamed exclusively on Yahoo Live.

Rock in Rio´s partnership with NCM Media Networks, the largest cinema network in the U.S., will extend the campaign into movie theaters nationwide including those owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Regal Entertainment Group and other leading regional theater circuits.

“We’re thrilled to join Rock in Rio in introducing the United States to the world’s largest music festival by utilizing the national’s largest cinema network,” said Cliff Marks, president of sales and marketing with NCM Media Networks. “The big screen is the perfect medium to promote music and the pageantry of Rock in Rio to millions of moviegoers each week.”

Rock in Rio’s first global partner is edp Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind energy produce as well as #1 on Dow Jones Sustainability Index.  edp Renewables is sponsoring Rock in Rio USA and Rock in Rio Brazil in 2015 and Rock in Rio Lisbon in 2016. Next year’s event also gathered the support of Las Vegas Events.

For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/rockinriousa).  For pre-sale tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets

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About Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio’s efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. In 2015, Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas.

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Celebrates Five Years as One of the Country’s Leading Live Entertainment Venues on April 17

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THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS AS
ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES ON APRIL 17

April 17, 2014 proclaimed “The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” Day in honor of 5th anniversary

Today (April 17), The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino commemorates five years as Las Vegas’ premier venue for live music, comedy, sporting events and more. In honor of its 5th anniversary, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed April 17, 2014 as “The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” Day.

The Las Vegas concert experience changed forever when Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unveiled The Joint in April 2009 with five sold out shows over two opening weekends. The state-of-the-art venue revolutionized the entertainment scene, providing not only an intimate and authentic concert experience featuring some of the world’s biggest musical acts, but also hosting comedians, mixed martial arts, boxing, awards shows and more.

Booked and promoted exclusively by AEG Live, The Joint has sold more than 1,017,170 tickets to over 380 events featuring iconic talent such as the Killers, Paul McCartney, The Who, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Blink-182, Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Prince, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Queens of the Stone Age, Drake, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Weezer and many more. The ground-breaking venue was also the first to debut the extremely popular concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies, showcasing talent from legendary bands and artists such as  Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard as well as top-selling electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. Guns N’ Roses will return to The Joint for its second residency, An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!, May 21 – June 7.

“From opening with the Killers and Paul McCartney to having some of the biggest artists in the world such as including Imagine Dragons, The Who, Prince and Nine Inch Nails to launching five, soon-to-be six, sold out residencies, it has been one heck of an incredible ride,” said Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Five years is an amazing milestone but we’re not even close to being done, we’re just getting started. The Joint will be showcasing the best talent in the world for years to come.”

“We’re exceptionally proud of what we have accomplished at The Joint in the past five years,” said Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. “Our goal has always been to offer top-notch entertainment while focusing on the experience of our fans and I think we’ve done that ten-fold. The fans are proof; they keep coming back because they know The Joint is the place in Las Vegas to see a live show.”

Since opening, the venue has received numerous accolades commending its achievements in live entertainment. It has been named:

  •  “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas”  in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  •  “Hottest Club in America” by Billboard magazine in (No. 11) 2013, (No. 1) 2011
  • “Best Live Music Venue” by guest experts Imagine Dragons in Vegas SEVEN’s “Best of the City” in 2013
  • “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL’s “City’s Best” awards in 2010
  • “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in 2013, 2012 and “Best Venue Sightlines” in 2010 in Las Vegas Weekly’s “Weekly Awards”
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in Las Vegas CityLife’s “2010Best of the Valley” awards
  •  “Best Live Music Venue” in KLAS Channel 8’s “Vegas Says” poll in 2010

 

Continuing to set the standard for live entertainment, the award-winning venue delivers a fearless and unrivaled lineup throughout its 5th anniversary year including The Cult with special guest Prayers (April 19); Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions present: Ishe Smith, Mickey Bey Jr. vs. Alan Herrera and Jesus Cuellar vs. Rico Ramos (May 2); Cheech & Chong and WAR (May 16); Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! (May 21, 24 – 25, 29, 30 – 31; June 4, 6 – 7); Katt Williams (May 25); Jim Jefferies (May 31); Vegas Nightlife Fights (June 12); Widespread Panic (July 2 – 4) with special guests Greensky Bluegrass (July 2), Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (July 3) and Dirty Dozen Brass Band (July 4); Queen + Adam Lambert (July 5 – 6); The Voice 2014 Tour (July 25); BOSTON with special guest Cheap Trick (July 26); Austin Mahone with The Vamps and special guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes (July 31); YES (Aug. 15); ZZ Top & Jeff Beck (Aug. 16) and more to be announced.

For more information about The Joint, visit www.hardrockhotel.com/thejoint. Tickets to upcoming events can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at AXS.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.

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About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL’s “City’s Best” awards in 2010.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy andDef Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well asTiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

 

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

Photos/Recap: Street Drum Corps Honored at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with Memorabilia Case, Jan. 30

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Award-winning percussion group Street Drum Corps was honored at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with a memorabilia case on Thursday, Jan. 30.

The display includes items from the group’s five-month residency at Vinyl such as a drumhead, trashcan, bucket, washing machine and custom-made clothing items worn by Street Drum Corps’ founding members Bobby Alt, Adam Alt and Frank Zummo. Also featured in the display is a set of drumsticks used by Adrian Young of No Doubt, Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour, Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, Jose Pasillas of Incubus and Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction while collaborating with Street Drum Corps.

Following the memorabilia case unveiling, the group celebrated with friends and family members inside the trendy hotspot The Ainsworth.

Street Drum Corps was named “2012 Drum Ensemble of the Year” by Drum Magazine and has been featured on MTV, VH1, FOX’s “American Idol” and many other major television shows and networks.

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About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Las Vegas-Based Band The Bones to Release Debut Album with Launch Party on Oct. 18

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Las Vegas-Based Band The Bones to Release Debut Album ‘What Would Ginger Do?’ with a Launch Party at Count Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill

Las Vegas pop-punk trio launch first record on Friday, Oct. 18 

The Bones, a Las Vegas-based rock & roll band is set to launch its first album titled “What Would Ginger Do?” with a record release party at Count Vamp’d on Friday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 p.m.

The Bones members include Patrick Vitagliano (formerly of Nuclear Assault) on Guitar and Lead Vocals; Scot Coogan (formerly of Lynch Mob, Ace Frehley, Brides of Destruction with Nikki Sixx) on Drums and Vocals, and Mike Wilson (Mike has done projects with members of Great White, No Doubt, and Smashmouth) on Bass and Vocals.

“We’re mostly known for taking the ‘cheesiest’ songs of all time and turning them into rock songs, but this record is all-original music,” says Patrick Vitagliano, The Bones guitar player and lead vocalist.

This is the first record of original music for The Bones. There are 12 tracks, all written by singer/guitarist Patrick Vitagliano, including songs titled Dandelion, Space Girl, What Would Ginger Do?, Valentine, Pussycat, The Marcia Brady Song, Catholic Girls to name a few. The record will be available for purchase on iTunes, select record stores and Las Vegas venues where The Bones perform.

“These days, music is far too serious. There’s an element of comedy to the lyrics on this record. It’s tongue and cheek, very sarcastic, and a lot of fun,” says Vitagliano.

Count Vamp’d is located at 6750 W Sahara Ave near Rainbow. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

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About The Bones
The Bones are a Las Vegas-Based rock & roll band, made up of former members of Ace Frehley, Lynch Mob, Brides of Destruction with Nikki Sixx, and Nuclear Assault. The Bones are known for taking the cheesiest songs of all time, and turning them into rock songs. It’s as if The GoGo’s and Social Distortion had a Love Child! The tongue-in-cheek live-show is a high energy set of all the music that was NEVER intended to rock, yet somehow, ends up being one of the most memorable good-time rock shows you’ll see in Las Vegas. The Bones are also a very solid original music act. Their original songs are all feel-good rock and roll, with a witty and sarcastic lyrical spin that is refreshing these days when so many bands take themselves so seriously. More information on The Bones is available online at http://www.theboneslasvegas.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBonesLasVegas
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iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL at MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA September 21 – 22

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL at MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA September 21 – 22

iHeartRadio – Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio – presents a two-day music event, marking one of the biggest live concert festivals in radio history. In its second year, iHeartRadio will deliver a diverse array of entertainment as the hottest music artists of today come together on one stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22. This year’s extraordinary line-up will include Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris and Shakira with more to be announced in the near future.

Dates: September 21 – 22
Time: 7:30 p.m. nightly
Prices: $630, $420, $262.50, $131.25 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.