Cirque du Soleil Added to Rock in Rio USA Line Up, May 8

Exclusive performance from Cirque du Soleil will open the festival on May 8

Las Vegas, NV – April 22, 2015 – Cirque du Soleil will kick off the U.S. debut of the legendary music festival Rock in Rio USA with a high energy, one-time-only performance on the Main Stage Friday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Performers from Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas productions will invade the festival’s Main Stage for a multi-sensory, never-before-experienced montage created specifically for Rock in Rio, featuring more than 30 performers including aerialists, acrobats, characters and live music.   The 15 minute showcase will be a colorful celebration of art and music as it takes festival goers on a unique journey that only Cirque du Soleil can offer. 

“It’s exciting to blend the talents of Cirque du Soleil artists from all of our Las Vegas productions and to be included in this iconic event,” said Sandi Croft, Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil’s Rock in Rio USA performance. “This unique collaboration will create an unforgettable festival experience for fans.”
 
Rock in Rio USA: Complete Lineup:
May 8
Main Stage:  No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless, Smallpools, Cirque du Soleil
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
Performances on the Main Stage and Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage will alternate timing, allowing audiences to see every performance on the lineup.

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. For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com.

Cirque du Soleil has a special ticket offer for Rock in Rio attendees. For more information and ticket prices, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/rockinrio.
 

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Contact
Kala Peterson
Cirque du Soleil
kala.peterson@cirquedusoleil.com
702-465-3443
 
Alexandria Baum
Kirvin Doak Communications
abaum@kirvindoak.com
702-737-3100
 
Joe Schneider/Aida Abramyan
Rogers & Cowan for Rock in Rio USA
jschneider@rogersandcowan.com / aabramyan@rogersandcowan.com
310-854-8140 / 310-854-8126

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