The Maine, Arizona Rockers Return to Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since 2007, Tempe, Arizona natives The Maine have been perfecting their brand of rock and the 2011 release of their third full-length album, "Pioneer," marks a leap closer to a more cohesive musical oeuvre. Embarking last year on a world tour for the album, they first took on North America, then South America, and play in Rio on July 29th at Circo Voador in Lapa.

Band members John O'Callaghan (vocals, guitar), Kennedy Brock (guitar, back up vocals), Jared Monaco (lead guitar), Patrick Kirch (drums), and Garrett Nickelsen (bass guitar . . .

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