Maiden return to Rock In Rio for their fourth appearance, bringing the Legacy Of The Beast tour to the festival on October 4th 2019. Watch rockinrio.com for info on ticket sales.
Press release from Rock In Rio (translated):
There’s 1 year left before Rock in Rio: organizers announce a day dedicated to metal – headlined by IRON MAIDEN along with The Scorpions, Megadeth and Sepultura in a night to remember
The event has announced its official dates: September 27, 28 and 29, October 3, 4, 5 and 6 of 2019 in the City of Rock, at Barra da Tijuca.
Rio de Janeiro, Sept 27, 2018 – Rock in Rio 2019 offers not only a night to remember, but also a historic event. After a metal-free festival at City of Rock in 2017, the Rock in Rio organizers are giving a special gift to the fans and announces, for 2019, a whole day dedicated to this musical genre. It will be a revival of the first edition in 1985, when the nights with these heavy metal bands brought over 300 thousand people to the event. Thirty-four years later, with the headliner Brits IRON MAIDEN, the Germans from Scorpions, the Americans from Megadeth and the Brazilians from Sepultura, Rock in Rio promises another memorable night on October 4th. These announcements marked the start of the one year countdown to Rock in Rio 2019, that will take place on September 27, 28 and 29 and October 3, 4, 5 and 6 of 2019, in the City of Rock, at Barra da Tijuca (Parque Olímpico - Av. Salvador Allende).
For Roberto Medina, president of Rock in Rio, announcing the whole line-up for the World Stage on the metal night at once is a way to honor this metal community that, in 2017, wasn’t represented. “For the 2019 edition we started our booking focusing on these wonderful fans, because they’re part of Rock in Rio’s soul when they invade the City of Rock all in black. Announcing all the attractions like this is like giving them a gift”, states Medina, remembering that “the reunion of these music icons in one single night will be another historical moment that Rock in Rio will provide to whoever visits us. It’s like watching a movie and remembering a story that started with them 33 years ago”, he says.
IRON MAIDEN was one of the first attractions ever announced to Rock in Rio, playing in the opening night of the legendary 1985 edition, on January 11th. Other unforgettable performances followed when they headlined the City of Rock in the 2001 and 2013 editions. That last one sold out 90,000 tickets within hours. In October 2019, the Brits will play at the festival for the fourth time topping the bill with their latest Legacy Of The Beast Tour, which is being hailed by fans and media alike as the most extravagant and visually stunningly live show of the band’s career to date with a set-list of decades-spanning hits and fan favourites, including some songs not played live for many years.
IRON MAIDEN are an institution. Over the course of 43 years they have come to embody a spiritof fearless creative independence and ferocious dedication to their fans which has won them a following that spans every culture, generation, and time-zone. With more than 2000 live performances, tens of millions of fans and 16 studio albums, IRON MAIDEN are one of the most influential and revered rock bands of all time.
You can read the entire Rock In Rio press release here