Sepultura and Coheed & Cambria Added to Rock in Rio USA Lineup

May 2015 in Las Vegas



On the Same Date as Metallica and Linkin Park

Rock in Rio has announced that Sepultura and Coheed and Cambria will perform on the Sunset Stage during the first weekend of Rock in Rio USA, taking place in Las Vegas on May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015. The two bands will play on the Sunset Stage on May 9, same date as previously announced Main Stage performers Metallica and Linkin Park.

Coheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. With a sound that incorporates aspects of progressive rock, pop, heavy metal, and post-hardcore, all of Coheed and Cambria's albums are concept albums that tell a science fiction storyline.

Over the years, Coheed and Cambria have distinguished themselves as among the most gifted storytellers in rock. The band has released seven studio albums, three live albums, and several special-edition releases and sold over 2 million copies in the US alone. Their latest album is a double album entitled The Afterman. In 2011, Coheed and Cambria performed at Rock in Rio, on the festivals Sunset Stage.

The 30-year old metal band Sepultura has carved an impressive and lasting path in music: Sepultura has released 13 studio albums so far and sold over 3 million units in the USA and almost 30 million worldwide, gaining multiple gold and platinum records across the globe, including in countries as diverse as France, Australia, Indonesia, United States, Cyprus and their native Brazil.

The band has a long-lasting relationship with the festival where they’ve played in six editions in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon. In 2011, the band played twice at the festival – one on the Main Stage and another on the Sunset Stage where they performed with French percussion band Tambours du Bronx. After that the two bands also played in 2013’s Rio de Janeiro edition in front of crowd of 85.000 people and a CD and DVD of that show was released last September.

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

The official playing dates are:
May 8
Main Stage: No Doubt
May 9
Main Stage: Metallica; Linkin Park, Rise Against
Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura, Coheed&Cambria
May 15
Main Stage: Taylor Swift; Ed Sheeran
May 16
Main Stage: Bruno Mars
Sunset Stage: John Legend; 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.

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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.