Miley Cyrus books Rock in Rio
Madrid concert will be her first in Spain
MADRID -- Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event that organizer Roberto Medina said will be dedicated to the family on that day.
Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) were the first Rock in Rio Madrid artists confirmed a week ago. Cyrus was added to the list Friday, with the news that June 6 will be a family day, with tens of thousands of children expected.
Rock in Rio Madrid will be held over two weekends -- June 4-6, and two unconfirmed days of the following weekend -- at Rock City, a 200,000 square meters area in Arganda del Rel, near Madrid.
As a condition for playing the festival, Cyrus will not perform any other concert in Spain this year. Although she has never performed in Spain, Cyrus has a huge youth following here, and Medina announced her performance at a Madrid college in front of cheering and screaming children and TV cameras.
Her latest film, "The Last Song," will be premiered in Spain in May.
Rock in Rio was born 25 years ago in Rio de Janeiro in January 1985, and subsequent events in Lisbon and Madrid have been arranged by Brazilian founder Medina. This will be the second Rock in Rio Madrid -- the first in 2008 was attended by 290,000 fans.