Rock in Rio returns with Guns N’ Roses, Måneskin and more. See who will be in Rock City today!
Rock in Rio returns today and, this time, without controversy. The attractions are already in the country and nobody asked to change the show time. In other words, it’s going to be an early morning, in front of the television or in the City of Rock.
The big attraction of the day is, once again, Guns N’ Roses, one of the festival’s iconic bands who have been to the event several times. The first of them was in 1991 when they showed first hand some songs that soon became world hits, when the two volumes of “Use Your Illusion” were released.
Today’s show promises to be a little leaner than the one seen in 2017 – the last time they played RiR when they played the longest concert in the festival’s history.
They are now playing “only” 25 songs, instead of more than 30 songs before, although the repertoire remains more or less unchanged, with many songs from “Appetite fpr Destruction” and “Use Your Illusion” (1 and 2) forming the backbone of the concert.
But there is room for some surprises. “ABSUЯD” and “Hard Skool”, which started to be born in the late 90’s but only recently won their definitive versions, are on the setlist. Axl, Slash, Duffy and co. take the stage at 00:10.
Måneskin (Photo: Christopher Polk / Variety)
Who plays before the veterans, at 22:20, are the Italian newcomers of Måneskin, a rare case in many ways. Starting with their country of origin, which does not have much tradition of exporting bands to the rest of the world, then because they are a rock band that managed to forcefully enter the current mainstream, dominated by pop and hip-hop music. hop. Finally, here we have the first band since ABBA to be able to make a successful worldwide career after winning Eurovision – they were the champions in 2021.
A curiosity: they, like Guns, the quartet are playing “I Wanna Be Your Dog”, a classic by Iggy Pop’s Stooges, at their current shows. Will the song be heard twice tonight?
Before, Palco Mundo will have a lot of punk rock, with pop appeal, made by bands that have already been in RiR. Offspring performs its short and direct show at 8:10 pm, and CPM 22, now without the company of Raimundos, as seen in 2019, opens the party at 6 pm.
Unlike Palco Mundo, which has a strong rocker inclination, Sunset’s attractions are much more varied and are almost totally out of style. The headliner, playing at 9:15 pm, will be the English Jessie J, who has already shown in other editions of the festival, in Brazil and in other cities, that she has the charisma to hold a crowd.
Before that, the audience will be able to check out the classy and sophisticated R&B of Corinne Bailey Ray. at 7:05 pm, and during the afternoon two names from the new generation of Brazilian music.
Glória Groove, stage name of Daniel Garcia Felicione Napoleão, 27 years old. will show its fun and multifaceted pop from 16:55.
Opening the day, is Duda Beat also with a modern pop and with many influences, he will show why he is considered one of the revelations of our music. Her show starts at 3:30 pm.