Maná to Perform at Next Year’s Rock in Rio USA Festival

Maná is ready to rock Las Vegas…

The multiple Grammy– and Latin Grammy-winning Mexican rock group—consisting of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bassist Juan Calleros—will perform at next year’s Rock in Rio USA event.


The Latin music superstars, considered the biggest Latin rock band in the world, are the first Spanish-language artists to be announced for the first U.S. edition of the massive festival, to take place in Las Vegas over two weekends in May 2015.

“Maná is the perfect example of the strength of the Hispanic community in the United States and how culturally diverse the country is,” Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina said in a release announcing the band’s inclusion in the lineup.

Maná is set to play on the festival main stage during Rock Weekend (May 8-9) joining No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park and Rise Against. Deftones, Sepultura and Coheed & Cambria have been announced for the City of Rock Sunset stage that weekend.

Taylor SwiftJohn Legend and Joss Stone are the headliners revealed so far for the following Pop Weekend.

Brazilian artists Leo Gandelman, Bossacucanova and Spokfrevo have been announced for the festival’s Rock Street Brazil, which will be animated by “charismatic characters of Brazilian culture,” according to the festival website. A Rock Street USA and Rock Street UK are also planned.

Maná, the world’s biggest-selling Latin rock band, played Rock in Rio Madrid in 2012.

Mars to Perform at Las Vegas’ Rock in Rio USA Festival

Bruno Mars is ready to rock (in Rio)…

The 29-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter has joined the Rock in Rio USA festival’s lineup, as confirmed by MGM Resorts International and the festival’s organizers.

Bruno Mars

Taking place in Las Vegas next year, the festival will feature performances by Mars, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Metallica and No Doubt on the main stage during the festival, which takes place May 8-9 and May 15-16.

The announcement and debut of the festival’s look came complete with a magician, tap dancers, a fire-thrower and musical acts performing in front of building facades resembling streets in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Luis Justo, CEO of Rock in Rio, says the festival is intended to be an “immersive” experience. A Ferris wheel and 64-foot-high zip line are also planned for the site. “It’s like an amusement park with a lot of different attractions,” Justo told Billboard in April. “More than the talent itself, the experience that the crowd has at Rock In Rio is really different.”

The venue will accommodate 85,000 general admission ticket-holders each day and 4,000 VIPs, organizers said. A pre-sale last month attracted ticket-buyers from 32 different countries, Justo said.

The 37-acre open-air venue stretching from the corner of Las Vegas and Sahara boulevards next to the Circus Circus Resort is being built by MGM Resorts in concert with Cirque du Soleil and The Yucaipa Cos. investment firm.

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Mars to Perform at This Year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival

Bruno Mars will be singing his heart out this September…

The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer will perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Bruno Mars

Now in its third year, the festival has quickly become a home to a who’s who of artists across all radio formats.

Mars, currently on a world tour to promote his sophomore album, joins a lineup that includes Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Elton John and a special pairing of Queen with Adam Lambert.

The two-day festival will be held on September 20 and 21 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena, with a first-time Fan Village set to run during the day at a 15-acre parking lot adjacent to the arena. That space will be free to ticketholders and will feature performances from Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, AWOLNATION and Jason Derulo.

The main festival lineup was announced Monday morning in a press conference hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

The 2012 iHeartRadio played host to several impromptu duets and collaborations, including a kickoff performance of No Doubt joined by P!nk for “Just A Girl” and more.

Here is the lineup for the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival:

Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry
Elton John
Chris Brown
Keith Urban
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Maroon 5
Tim McGraw
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Benny Benassi
Special live appearance by Queen and Adam Lambert

Lineup for iHeartRadio Music Festival Village (multiple stages):

Miley Cyrus
Avril Lavigne
Pete Tong
Twenty One Pilots
Jason Derulo

Pitbull to Perform at the MTV European Music Awards

Pitbull will bring global warming music to this year’s MTV European Music Awards show in Frankfurt next month.

The 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar, who will be releasing his latest album Global Warming in November, has signed on to perform along three other high-profile late additions to the lineup, including Alicia Keys, The Killers and YouTube sensation PSY.


The lineup for the night already includes previously announced acts Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Rita Ora.

Pitbull is nominated for two EMAs – one for best male performer and one for best song for “International Love” featuring Chris Brown.

No word on what music Pitbull will perform at the awards show, which will take place on Sunday, November 11 at the historic Festhalle Frankfurt arena.

Lovato to Host This Year’s Teen Choice Awards

It looks like Demi Lovato is proving to be the hostess with the mostest

The 19-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress and new The X Factor judge has been tapped to host this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

It’ll be Lovato’s second hosting gig in less than eight months, following her role as co-host of MTV’s live New Year’s Eve special with Selena Gomez and Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey.

Lovato, who received the most nods of any Hispanic celebrity in the second wave of nominations, is up for four awards, including Choice Summer Music Star: Female.

This year’s Teen Choice Awards will be broadcast on Fox on July 22, with Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and No Doubt set to perform.