All 90,000 tickets to the IRON MAIDEN-headlined "metal night" of this year's Rock In Rio festival sold out within two hours after they went on sale Thursday night (April 11).
After a metal-free festival at City of Rock in 2017, the Rock In Rio organizers announced a whole day dedicated to this musical genre. It will be a revival of the first edition in 1985, when the nights with these heavy metal bands brought over 300 thousand people to the event. Thirty-four years later, with the headliner Brits IRON MAIDEN, the Germans from SCORPIONS, the Americans from MEGADETH and the Brazilians from SEPULTURA, Rock In Rio promises another memorable night on October 4.
Rock In Rio 2019 will take place on September 27, 28 and 29 and October 3, 4, 5 and 6 of 2019, in the City of Rock, at Barra da Tijuca.
For Roberto Medina, president of Rock In Rio, announcing the metal night was a way to honor this metal community that, in 2017, wasn't represented.
"For the 2019 edition, we started our booking focusing on these wonderful fans, because they're part of Rock In Rio's soul when they invade the City of Rock all in black. Announcing all the attractions like this is like giving them a gift," stated Medina, noting that "the reunion of these music icons in one single night will be another historical moment that Rock In Rio will provide to whoever visits us. It's like watching a movie and remembering a story that started with them 33 years ago."
IRON MAIDEN was one of the first attractions ever announced for Rock In Rio, playing on the opening night of the legendary 1985 edition. Other unforgettable performances followed when they headlined the City of Rock in the 2001 and 2013 editions. That last one also sold out 90,000 tickets within hours. In October 2019, the Brits will play at the festival for the fourth time topping the bill with their latest "Legacy Of The Beast" tour, which is being hailed by fans and media alike as the most extravagant and visually stunningly live show of the band’s career to date with a setlist of decades-spanning hits and fan favorites, including some songs not played live for many years.