Måneskin on the “Incredible Experience” of Opening for The Rolling Stones and What’s Next After Their MTV EMA Win

The Italian-bred Eurovision winners are now taking America by storm

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Maneskin, photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

    Måneskin is Danish for moonlight, an appropriate choice for the four young members of the band. Although they’ve said the name doesn’t relate to their music, there’s a kind of glow about the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest Winners, and people seem easily caught in their orbit.

    Måneskin has been together since they were in high school. Their breakthrough at Eurovision was presumably the first time many outside of Italy had heard of them, and they’ve since capitalized on that momentum. This year, they became the first Italian rock band to reach the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart (with “Zitti e buoni” and “I Wanna Be Your Slave”), and reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Global (Excluding U.S.) chart.

    The latest feather in their collective cap? Winning Best Rock Group at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards, which took place in Hungary on November 14th. Ahead of the show, Måneskin told Consequence that they were honored to be nominated alongside Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Kings of Leon.

    The group is next set to appear on November 21st at the American Music Awards, which promises to be an extremely star-studded event. “We’ve always played live, since the very beginning, and performing has always come naturally to us,” they explain. “But this crazy year has taught us a lot!”

    They’ll also perform on January 15th, 2022 at the iHeartRadio ALTer EGO presented by Capital One, alongside twenty one pilots, Coldplay, All Time Low and tons more; tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

    If some of these recent accolades weren’t enough of an encouragement, the band also recently received a seal of approval from a major force in the world of rock and roll: Mick Jagger. Måneskin opened for The Rolling Stones in Las Vegas, which the band confirms was something of a dream come true.

    “It was such an honor. They are one of the bands that inspires us the most,” they say of that night in Nevada. “Meeting them and opening their gig was an incredible experience.”

    They’ll also play a major show in 2022 at Circo Massimo in Rome: “That’s an honor for us — it’s one of the most unique and iconic places in the world.”


    Looking forward, the four-member act doesn’t intend to slow their momentum. They’d love to work with hitmaker Ed Sheeran, the enigmatic Jack White, or Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age fame.

    Glam art pop fits the group easily. Artistic risk seems second-nature, leaving many doors open for the band to enter next.

    Check out their performance at the 2021 MTV EMAs below.

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