Get ready! Confirmed the most anticipated line-up of the year. The 7th MONSTERS OF ROCK cast the absolute masters of world rock: KISS, Scorpions, Deep Purple, Helloween, Saxon, Symphony X and Doro. It will be another historic edition of the best rock festival in Brazil with seven unbeatable attractions, on April 22, 2023, at Allianz Parque, in São Paulo.
For the first time, seven of the bands that most influenced five generations of fans will share the MONSTERS OF ROCK stage: KISS, Scorpions, Deep Purple, Helloween, Saxon, Symphony X and Doro. A union of the heaviest names in all rock history, together on the same night! A MONSTERS OF ROCK tribute to festival fans and bands.
Formed in New York in 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, KISS promises to put on a legendary show at MONSTERS OF ROCK. It will be a unique moment, a tribute to the first Monsters of Rock headliner (1994) and to the fans who have followed the festival for almost three decades. The legacy of KISS continues to grow, generation after generation, transcending age, race and creed. The band, Gold Record holder in the US, will celebrate their fiftieth anniversary on stage at Monsters, and this performance will be one of the last 50 KISS shows in the world!
The night will also feature premieres at Monsters. With 120 million records sold and more than 5,000 concerts across the planet, Monsters brings the legendary SCORPIONS, the most successful German rock band, with a show on the Rock Believer Tour, from the album released in February. It's been more than 50 years since Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs roamed the streets of Hannover when they formed Scorpions. On this journey, they have been delighting rockers with classics such as: "Wind Of Change", "Rock You Like A Hurricane" and "Still Loving You".
And another dream rookie on Monsters. Yep, DEEP PURPLE, simply rock royalty, who are part of every rocker's soundtrack. There isn't a word good enough to describe their contribution to music. In 2008, Deep Purple received the 'Legend Award' at the World Music Awards. And in 2016, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 7th Monster will be a unique opportunity to see Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Simon McBride.
HELLOWEEN, absolute icon of melodic speed metal, will make their second appearance at the festival, the first was in 1996. By the way, this German band is going through a unique moment. They are touring the world with the unbeatable UNITED FORCES TOUR 2022-2023, which is driving audiences across the planet crazy with insanely perfect performances from Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner and Dani Löble. In fact, in addition to all musical competence, it is also the energy and special enthusiasm that define Helloween!
It will also be SAXON's second performance at Monsters of Rock. Formed by Biff Byford, Doug Scarratt, Nibbs Carter, Nigel Glockler and Paul Quinn, Saxon released their 24th album this year – “Carpe Diem” – and are touring Europe. Exponent of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, this English band is considered one of the best in heavy metal in the world and conquered a loyal legion of fans in the 1980s, mainly with the album “Crusader”, which became an absolute classic.
Event Name: Monsters of Rock
When does it happens?: 22/04/2023 ~ 22/04/2023
Where does it take place?: Allianz Parque – São Paulo, Brazil