JAY-Z To Perform in Rio de Janeiro | ROCK IN RIO
Superstar JAY-Z confirmed to perform for the first time ever in Rio de Janeiro on October 1st, at Rock in Rio 2011.
JAY-Z is confirmed to perform at Rock In Rio October 1, 2011. This will be the first time ever the 13-time Grammy winner, cultural icon and entrepreneur has performed in Rio De Janeiro.
JAY-Z`s career began in 1996 with the classic Reasonable Doubt. In 1997, he joined forces with Def Jam Recordings and began an unprecedented era of success propelling him to the position of trendsetter, entrepreneur and innovator that he is today. In 2009, JAY-Z released The Blueprint 3 on Roc Nation and surpassed Elvis for the most # 1 albums for a solo artist. JAY-Z has effectively cemented his place in not only hip-hop but in popular culture.
JAY-Z recently toured with international stars U2 for their sold out Australian tour. He also headlined four ground breaking concerts in Detroit and New York with Eminem, marking the first time a hip hop concert had ever been staged at the world famous Yankee Stadium. 2010 also saw JAY-Z add New York Times best selling author to his resume with the release of Decoded.
Music and much more
With specific days dedicated to different styles, Rock in Rio is a festival for all audiences. The names confirmed by organizers for the World Stage include: Elton John, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Shakira, Guns N’Roses, Snow Patrol, Stone Sour, Metallica, Motörhead, Slipknot, Coheed and Cambria, Ivete Sangalo, Claudia Leitte, Capital Inicial, Skank and NX Zero. On the Sunset Stage – created to hold four daily musical encounters between both Brazilian and foreign experienced musicians and new talent – the artists confirmed include Erasmo Carlos and Arnaldo Antunes, who will perform together on a future date to be confirmed, Sepultura, Angra, Tulipa Ruiz, Cidadão Instigado, Marcelo Camelo, Orkestra Rumpilezz and Céu, who will share the stage with artists to be confirmed on dates scheduled to be announced within the next few months. New acts will be announced soon, once again bringing together the biggest names in global rock and pop – both Brazilian and international, classic and contemporary –, at the largest entertainment and music event on the planet. There will be 14 daily hours of celebration with concerts on the World Stage, Sunset, Electronic, Rock Street, in addition to a Ferris wheel, a rollercoaster, free fall, a zip-line, and many other new additions that will turn the City of Rock into an amusement park for people of all ages.
Construction has begun on the City of Rock
On December 9, Rock in Rio’s cornerstone was laid at the City of Rock Olympic Park, in the presence of Rock in Rio’s executive vice-president Roberta Medina, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes and the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman, among other authorities. From now on, the city has a permanent venue to host large events, causing a direct impact on industries like tourism and hotels.
Located across from the old City of Rock on Avenida Salvador Allende, the 150,000m2 Park will be inaugurated next year for the 2011 Rock in Rio and is expected to host at least another two editions of the festival – in 2013 and 2015. In addition to that, the building will be used as a leisure venue for athletes during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In order to accomplish that, City Hall will invest BRL 37 million in the construction, which is expected to end in nine months – the last three of which will be dedicated to preparing the venue for Rock in Rio.
About Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio is the largest music and entertainment event of all time, with nine editions held so far in Brazil, Portugal and Spain. The festival has brought together an audience of over 5 million people, all cheering to the sound of 656 live bands. It has totaled over 780 hours of music, broadcast to over a billion viewers in 80 countries. Using music as a universal language, uniting people around the world, Rock in Rio is a communication channel of pure emotion. The festival will take place on September 23, 24, 25 and 30, and on October 1 and 2, at Parque Olímpico Cidade do Rock, in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.
Singing For a Better World
10 years ago Rock in Rio took the responsibility to be a communication outlet for social and environmental causes with the creation of the Para Um Mundo Melhor (For a Better World) project. Through nine editions over the last ten years, thousands of people in Brazil, Portugal and Spain, and a number of other countries, have been benefitted by donations arising from ticket sales and the actions promoted by partners. So far, over € 5 million has been raised. Among the actions developed, more than 40,000 trees were planted; a school was built in Tanzania, in addition to a medical center in Maranhão. Rock in Rio has also put 3,200 children through primary school in Rio de Janeiro; installed 760 solar panels in public schools in Portugal; and sponsored 14 multisensory stimulation rooms in NGOs for children with mental and visual disabilities. In addition to that, since 2006, Rock in
Rio is committed to compensating 100% of its CO2 emissions – with auditing by Delloite – and invested in an emission reduction plan that includes the preparation of a best practices guideline manual for sponsors and suppliers, which has been further improved after each edition and is still used in all countries where the event is held.
Visit the official site for Rock In Rio here.