KISS, Janet Jackson and Kid Rock head the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2011 concert schedule, which the rodeo announced earlier Monday morning.
Among the other 13 entertainers rounding out this year's lineup are recent rodeo stalwarts Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum.
KISS, Ms. Jackson and Kid Rock are all making their rodeo debuts, although Janet has appeared at Reliant Stadium before. You might remember what happened that time.
The complete lineup is after the jump.
Previously announced for 2011 were Sugarland (March 3); Selena Gomez (March 6); Zac Brown Band (March 17); and Brad Paisley (March 19), as well as the three acts for the rodeo's "Value Days" Wednesday promotions: Trace Adkins (March 2), Martina McBride (March 9) and multiple Grammy nominee Miranda Lambert (March 16).
The complete 2011 lineup:
March 1: Clay Walker March 2: Trace Adkins* March 3: Sugarland March 4: Janet Jackson** March 5: Billy Currington March 6: Selena Gomez March 7: Tim McGraw March 8: Keith Urban March 9: Martina McBride* March 10: Rascal Flatts March 11: Lady Antebellum March 12: Gary Allan March 13: La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, La Leyenda*** March 14: Kid Rock March 15: KISS March 16: Miranda Lambert* March 17: Zac Brown Band March 18: Alan Jackson March 19: Brad Paisley March 20: Jason Aldean
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* "Value Days" promotions ** Black Heritage Day *** Go Tejano Day
The rodeo set a new overall attendance record last year with approximately 2.14 million people passing through the turnstiles of Reliant Park, besting the previous mark of 1.89 million in 2003. About 1.26 million continued on into Reliant Stadium last year, another overall record.
Eight shows were sellouts (attendance of 70,000 and above), with six of those landing on the list of the Top 20 highest attendances to date: Pesado and El Trono de Mexico, which set a new concert attendance record of 74,222; Black Eyed Peas (73,073); Brooks & Dunn (72,977); Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez (72,883); Mary J. Blige (72,150); and the Jonas Brothers with Demi Lovato (72,013).
Tickets for all rodeo performances not previously on sale go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 15 at rodeohouston.com and all Ticketmaster outlets except the rodeo's box office in Reliant Center on Saturdays and Sundays.