The 2013 Rock in Rio edition is taking shape. Now is the time to announce Florence and The Machine and Thirty Seconds to Mars as the new bands for the festival’s lineup.
Now, the World Stage is complete on September 14, with the headliner, Muse, and the Brazilian Rock group Capital Initial opening the night. Check the complete lineup here.
Florence and The Machine
Led by Florence Welch, known for her booming voice, the Florence and The Machine duo is the result of combining alternative, rock and soul music. On stage, besides the unique presence of Florence, the band has the special touch of a harpist.
Lungs, released in 2009, sold 3.5 million copies worldwide. Since then, the band’s success was undeniable. The release was awarded with the MasterCard British Album Award at the BRIT Awards 2010, and the 53rd Grammy Awards, also receiving a nomination for the Best New Artist category. Their second record, Ceremonials (2011), sold 2.1 million records. With the record, the band won first place in the UK single charts and the sixth in the American Billboard. In 2012, the group released their third and live album, recorded in New York. “Spectrum (Say My Name)” reached the first place in the UK in July of the same year. In Brazil, the public acclaimed hits such as “Dog Days are Over” and “Shake it Out”.
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Formed by brothers Jared Leto (vocals, guitar and acoustic guitar) and Shannon Leto (drums, acoustic guitar and percussion), also by Tomo Milicevic (guitar, violin, keyboard and acoustic guitar), Thirty Seconds to Mars, was born in 1998 in California (USA).
Influenced by groups such as Pink Floyd, Kiss and Alice Cooper the band has more than 6 million of records sold worldwide and, since last year, is producing its fourth record.
The first single, “Up in the Air”, is expected for a March release.
Thirty Seconds to Mars has numerous awards. Among them an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMAs, Latin, Asia and Australia MTV Awards, plus a Fuse Award and three Kerrang! Awards. In social networks, the band is acclaimed by more than one million fans on Facebook and their videos have been viewed over 300 million times on YouTube.
Not to mention: ticket sales start in April. Stay tuned for more information here.