Maroon 5 to Play Rock in Rio Festival

Posted Aug 24.2011

RIO DE JANEIRO - Maroon 5 was confirmed today as a World Stage performer at the Rock in Rio Festival on October 1st along with Coldplay, Mana and the Brazilian band Skank.

Maroon 5 was announce by the festival organizers to replace Jay-Z, who cancelled today due to "personal problems."

The fourth edition of the Brazilian Rock in Rio is scheduled for the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th and 30th of September and the 1st and 2nd of October, at Olympic Park Rock City, Barra da Tijuca. More than 70 national and international attractions are confirmed, including Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay, Elton John, Shakira, Katy Perry, Rihanna, System of a Down and Guns N 'Roses.