Looking for information about concerts in Rio de Janeiro? Ever since I got here it has been a real hassle to get the right info. It still is not simple, but using the links I have put together below will for sure save you a lot of time. Follow them and you should be able to get all the info you need for any bigger concerts in Rio, like how to get tickets and where the event takes place.

HSBC Arena (old Rio Arena)
Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, Barra de Tijuca. This arena inaugurated for the 2007 Pan American Games is located quite far from Zona Sul. In order to get here you can either take a cab or catch bus 175 from one of the beach avenues in Copacabana, Ipanema, Botafogo or Flamengo. You jump off on Av. Ayrton Senna.
Site: HSBC Arena

Fundição do Progresso
R. dos Arcos 24, Lapa map, tel 2220-5070. Located just by the arches this venue has many big shows and events as well as cultural activities like a circus school.
Site: Fundição do Progresso

Circo Voador
R. dos Arcos, Lapa map, tel 2533-0354. Reopened in 2006 this classic venue where you get really good Brazilian and foreign bands and artists performing.
Site: Circo Voador

Vivo Rio
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo map. This arena has lately become home of many bigger shows. Located close to the Moderna Art Museum.
Site: Vivo Rio

Rio Guia Oficial
The official tourist page for the city of Rio. Here you can find info on the big concerts on the beach, the official parades of the samba schools, sports events and a lots more. Note that you can get most of the info in an English version.
Site: Guia do Rio de Janeiro Oficial

is also a place to find out about what´s going on, same warning of old information on bars and nightclubs is issued, call to confirm!
Site: Rio Festa