Praça da Apoteose

Apoteose do Tiro com Arco.jpg

The Apotheosis Square (Praça da Apoteose) is a venue in Rio de Janeiro close to the Morro da Mineira favela. It is part of Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, which can hold a maximum 90,000 people. For concerts, it can hold from 10,000 to 40,000 people.

It was designed by well-known architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1983.[1]

On March 14, 2010 a stage collapsed before a Guns N' Roses concert due to heavy rain and a small tornado. The concert was rescheduled to April 4.


Since the 1970s, it has hosted famous artists' and band's presentations and concerts. It also hosted the Hollywood Rock festivals and some other events. In this chart there are some memorable concerts held at this square:

Year Artist Tour Date
1989 A-ha Stay on These Roads Tour March 10 and 11
Rod Stewart Out of Order Tour March 31
1990 Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour 1990 January 25
Bon Jovi New Jersey Syndicate Tour January 27
David Bowie Sound+Vision Tour September 20
Eric Clapton Journeyman World Tour October 7
1992 Roxette Join the Joyride! Tour May 9
1993 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour January 22
Nirvana Hollywood Rock Festival January 23
Johnny Gill Provocative Tour 1993 February 17
1994 Aerosmith Get a Grip Tour January 21
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard World Tour January 23
1995 Bon Jovi These Days Tour October 26
1998 Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon Tour April 11
2001 Eric Clapton Reptile World Tour October 13
2005 Avril Lavigne Bonez Tour September 24
2006 Robbie Williams Close Encounters Tour October 14
2008 Scorpions Humanity World Tour August 28
2009 Elton John Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live January 19
Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in Time World Tour March 14
KISS kiss Alive/35 World Tour April 8
Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 May 23
2010 Coldplay Viva la Vida Tour February 28
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Tour April 4
Bon Jovi The Circle Tour October 8
Rush Time Machine Tour October 10
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D World Tour October 24
2011 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Twenty Tour November 6
Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour November 15
2013 Black Sabbath Reunion Tour October 13
Aerosmith Global Warming Tour October 18
Justin Bieber Believe Tour November 3
2014 Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour September 28
2016 Maroon 5 Maroon V Tour March 20
2017 Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour March 29
Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night Tour April 1
Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour November 18 and 19
2018 Katy Perry Witness: The Tour March 18

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2016-04-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)