Rock in Rio Announces Rise Against Added to Lineup

On May 9, 2015 Rise Against will be performing on at Rock in Rio festival on the Main Stage.  Rock in Rio USA will be in Las Vegas on May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015. 

Rise Against will be performing on the same date as Metallica and Linkin Park

The Chicago punk rock band has sold four million albums globally after 15 years of being together. Their new album “The Black Market” debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and went on to debut at #1 in Germany, Australia and Canada.

In addition, they have appeared with artists like Sting and Adele on Amnesty International’s “Chimes Of Freedom – The Songs Of Bob Dylan” and toured with Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine.  

They have contributed to campaign organizations like Demand A Plan which advocates against gun violence, the Make It Stop campaign which raises awareness of LGBT teen suicides and bullying, as well as been in close workings with “It Gets Better”.

Rock in Rio will feature other artists like Bruno Mars, No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran on their Main Stage as well as artists like Defotnes, John Legend and Joss Stone on the Sunset Stage.

The festival will have more than 100 performances in 4 days and will also host three “Rock Streets” with performers, bands and street artists that express the culture and sounds of Brazil, UK and the U.S.  It will also include an Electronic Stage.

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