Vasco Rossi concert at Circus Maximus in Rome

Rome's Circus Maximus to host Vasco Rossi in summer 2020.

Italian rock star Vasco Rossi is to perform at the Circus Maximus during the summer of 2020, according to Rome daily newspaper Il Messaggero.

The date of the concert is as yet unannounced but is rumoured to be during the second half of June.

The 67-year-old singer-songwriter is hugely popular in Italy, and has released 30 albums and written over 250 songs.

In recent years the Circus Maximus has hosted several major acts including The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and David Gilmour.

In 2019 there was just one concert at the Circus Maximus, by TheGiornalisti, an Italian band which split up just days after performing.