Linkin Park + Green Day Among Acts Playing 2012 iHeartRadio Festival
The star-studded lineup for the second annual iHeartRadio Festival has been announced. Linkin Park and Green Day will be on the bill for the two day concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sept. 21 and 22. Other rock artists that will be performing include Bon Jovi and Aerosmith. Tickets go on sale July 14.
Linkin Park’s latest album ‘Living Things’ hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in its debut week, and was also No. 1 in Japan, Germany and the U.K. The first of Green Day’s upcoming trilogy of new albums won’t be released in time for the festival, but they will likely be playing at least one new song. The single ‘Oh Love’ will be out on July 16.
The lineup for the festival also includes Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Usher, Lil Wayne, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris and Shakira. More artists will be announced.
“The iHeartRadio Music Festival is the ultimate celebration of what’s hot in all genres of music, from rock, pop and country to electronic dance music, R&B and hip hop,” said Tom Poleman, Executive Producer of the festival. “For the first time, fans from across the country will get to see today’s megastars like Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Usher on the same stage as legends like Aerosmith, Mary J. Blige and Bon Jovi. I’m sure we’ll have hundreds of memorable moments throughout the festival. It’s the concert line-up of the year for both fans and artists.”