Rock In Rio USA: Sam Smith, Jessie J, Tove Lo & Charli XCX Join Taylor Swift, No Doubt And Others In Lineup

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Rock In Rio will get a little bit closer to home this spring, as the fest will be staged in the United States for the very first time. Rock In Rio USA is set to take place the weekends of May 8-9 and May 15-16 at the City Of Rock venue in Las Vegas. The first weekend will be focused on rock acts while the following weekend is all about pop.

Just added to the rock side are Foster The People, Bleachers, The Pretty Reckless and Hollywood Undead, while new additions for weekend number two are Sam Smith, Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, MAGIC! and Mikky Ekko.

Previously announced performers include No Doubt, Metallica and Linkin Park on the rock side and Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars on the second, more pop-focused weekend.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on January 20, and you can grab them here. Below is the full roster (so far) for Rock In Rio USA.

May 8
Main Stage: No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless
Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

May 9
Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead
Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

May 15
Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo
Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

May 16
Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun
Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic!, Mikky Ekko

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