Queen + Adam Lambert estarán en el 30 aniversario del Rock In Rio, el viernes 18 de septiembre de este año!
Con ello vendría la gira por Sudamérica
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Following 67 sold-out concerts performed together around the world, Queen + Adam Lambert head to South America to top the opening night at Rock in Rio Brazil “30 Years Celebration” edition on Friday September 18.
Rio de Janeiro, February, 26th, 2015 – Says Rock in Rio President and Founder Roberto Medina: “30 years ago, Queen performed in front of 250,000 people who fell in love with the band, and it became one of the most iconic moments of Rock in Rio. I am positive that the moments from 30 years ago will be rejuvenated and rejoiced with Queen + Adam Lambert, making it again a moment no one will ever forget.”
The 70’s saw Queen ascend to rock royalty. With the arrival of the 1980’s they were undisputedly one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. But living up to their own mantra ‘I want it all, and I want it now’, Queen were determined to push the envelope to its limits. Taking an unprecedented path, Queen became the first act ever to undertake a stadium tour of South America, playing world cup stadiums in Argentina and Brazil, culminating in two nights at Brazil’s Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo on March 20 and 21st, 1981. Over those two nights, Queen drew a staggering 250,000 people, at that time the biggest paying concert audience the world had seen.
But Queen was to create even bigger history in South America when in January 1985 the band returned to Brazil to headline two nights, including the opening night concert, at Rock in Rio, an awesomely ambitious new music festival invented by advertising mogul Roberto Medina that had set its sights on establishing itself as the biggest new kid on the global block, not only for Brazilian eyes to see, but throughout the world
Queen’s opening night January 11, 1985 at Rio’s custom built City of Rock exploded the record books, drawing an audience of over 250,00. The band’s second appearance on January 18, brought their total Rock in Rio audience beyond 500,000. Televised to over 60 countries across the world, Queen’s shows were watched by nearly 200 million people. Queen albums occupied all top ten places in the Brazilian album chart and “Love of My Life” became a new Brazilian anthem.
Billboard magazine headlined the event: “South America Bites the Dust!”. “We came to South America originally because we were invited down. They wanted four wholesome lads to play some nice music. Now I’d like to buy up the entire continent and install myself as President,” quipped a thrilled Freddie at the time.
Now, three decades on from those historically enshrined shows, Queen are later this year to return to perform at the Rock in Rio festival, now unquestionably one of the world’s biggest annual events. Queen + Adam Lambert will headline the main stage on opening night of Rock in Rio’s 30 Years edition on Friday September 18, 2015
Queen and Lambert made the announcement at the closing of their recent sold-out 26 date UK and European tour which ends February 27 with three extra UK shows and had seen the band play to over 300,000 people. “We’re Back ! Rockin’ in Rio ! Can’t wait ! See ya there, guys !!”, announced Queen guitarist Brian May.
Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor said: “How great to be coming back to Rio to rock you even harder than before.” And singer Adam Lambert added: “I’m so excited to be joining Queen at Rock in Rio! This will be a triumphant return for them, and my first time in South America!”
The full Rock in Rio 30 Years festival runs for seven nights over two weekends – September 18,19 and 20 and September 24, 25, 26 and 27. Other artists already announced to appear include Katy Perry, System of a Down, Slipknot, A-Ha, Queens of the Stone Age, Faith No More, Hollywood Vampires, Metallica and John Legend. More information at www.rockinrio.com.