MIAMI, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Garbage, the international alternative rock band with more than 17 million records sold, returns to Mexico after seven years to perform live at MTV World Stage Monterrey - Mexico. Thus, Garbage will share the same stage with the previously announced global rock icons, Linkin Park. This international music event will be taped entirely in high definition at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on September 12th and will be broadcasted throughout the region by MTV Latin America; Linkin Park's MTV World Stage will be broadcasted on October 5th and Garbage's MTV World Stage on October 12th. The event will also be seen on more than 63 MTVs around the world, exact dates to be confirmed.
"We are excited to have Garbage at the MTV World Stage Monterrey - Mexico. They are definitely part of the global rock elite and this line-up ensures a night full of rock, which will be remembered in Mexico for many years," said Eduardo Lebrija, SVP / General Director of VIMN The Americas - Mexico.
"Led by the dynamic Shirley Manson, Garbage are an incredible live band. They are a force on stage and they have amazing fans in Mexico. We are certain that the audience will be thrilled to watch them play their hits and their exciting new music. Garbage is the perfect complement to share the stage with Linkin Park at MTV World Stage Monterrey - Mexico," said Marc Zimet, Vice President of Music and Talent for VIMN The Americas.
Garbage is an alternative rock band that debuted in the music scene in the mid-nineties with their album Garbage (1995), which quickly became a fan favorite and was certified Gold and Platinum in several markets. From this production several singles became famous such as "Stupid Girl" "Milk," "Queer" and their biggest hit "Only Happy When It Rains". In 1998 they earned a worldwide reputation as one of the most famous rock bands when they released their multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated album called Version 2.0 (1998) including singles such as "Push It", "I Think I'm Paranoid", "Special" and "When I Grow Up".
The band from Wisconsin, United States is composed by the Scottish Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar) and the three American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, percussion), launched their third studio album Beautiful Garbage (2001), which was considered by Rolling Stone as one of the best albums of the year and in 2005 they released their fourth album called Bleed Like me. Seven years later, returning to the music scene with their fifth studio album Not Your Kind Of People (2012), with which they are on world tour since May.
In previous years, MTV World Stage Mexico has hosted musical performances by The Smashing Pumpkins, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ke$ha and Joe Jonas. MTV World Stage invites viewers to some of the world's most exclusive concerts performed in unique locations around the world. These shows are recorded in high definition and feature dozens of artists from all genres and are aired the same day in over 63 MTVs around the world. Some of the artists and bands recorded for the MTV World Stage are: Shakira, Gorillaz, Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Kiss, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Enrique Iglesias, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Green Day, Joe Jonas , MGMT, The Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode and Muse.
Viacom International Media Networks The Americas, a unit of Viacom Inc. ((NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), owns and operates the company's portfolio of entertainment brands, which include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and their respective properties in Spanish speaking Latin America as well as Viacom Networks Brazil. Additionally, the portfolio includes Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas in the US, which targets a broad US Hispanic audience, and MTV Networks International's programming partnerships in Canada with Corus Entertainment for Nickelodeon and CTV Globe Media for MTV, Comedy Central and Vh1. The company's emerging multiplatform businesses include MTVNHD and Red Viacom in Latin America as well as VH1HD in Brazil. MTV Networks Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada also serve the growing number of digitally connected consumers via its websites: mtvla.com, mundonick.com, comedycentral.la, comedycentral.com.br, vh1la.com, vh1brasil.com.br, tr3s.com, mtv.ca and nickcanada.com as well as through its broadband and community sites: mtvrevolution.com, mundonick.com/nickturbo, mtvmusica.com, neopets.com and mtvdemo.com.
SOURCE MTV Networks Latin America