Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, will hit the Las Vegas Strip next May and the city is already warming up to the event: A 27-foot-tall custom guitar has been installed at McCarran International Airport next to the Arrivals area and will greet tourists and locals as they arrive in Las Vegas.
With a bit over 220 days left until the opening of the City of Rock, this is the first sign that the festival is going to rock the city on May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015.
In anticipation for the May event, Rock in Rio took over Times Square last Friday, when more than 75,000 people gathered on the streets of NYC to watch the surprise performances by of Sepultura with Tambours du Bronx and John Mayer while more than 50 electronic billboards were synchronized to show the festival’s brand.
Earlier in the day, the organization announced the first acts that will perform in next year’s event: 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 announcement was wide-spread across social media resulting in #RockinRioUSA trending in Brazil and in the US on Friday night with over 431 million impressions.
The event also announced a limited pre-sale for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival, now available 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