METALLICA To Perform At Brazil's ROCK IN RIO Festival

METALLICA has been confirmed to perform at the 30th-anniversary edition of the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Says the band: "One Rock In Rio in a year is just not enough!

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"We're very excited that we have been invited to be a part of the original Rock In Rio 30-year celebration by headlining one night during the festivities taking place September 18th - 27th, 2015 at the City of Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This will mark our eighth (!)Rock In Rio appearance, including the upcoming May show in Las Vegas. It promises to be quite the party, as we join a stellar festival line up including FAITH NO MORE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT and many others. Tickets will go on sale in April, so keep watching for more info."

As previously reported, METALLICA, LINKIN PARK and DEFTONES are among the confirmed bands for the inaugural United States edition of the Rock In Rio festival, set to take place on May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will feature six stages and unique lineups for each of the four days.

METALLICA is currently working on material for its tenth studio album for a tentative late 2015/early 2016 release. The new CD will follow up 2008's "Death Magnetic".

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METALLICA has spent a lot of time outside the studio in 2014, with activities that included a string of European all-request shows last summer, being guests of honor at a film festival, and playing a week-long residency on "The Late Show With Craig Ferguson".