KISS, Kid Rock, Janet Jackson Head 2011 Rodeo Lineup

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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

* "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.

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Vette
Vette

Country music has fallen so bad.I loved the music of the late 80's with George,Reba,garth,Alan and the rest of them all had great music.The music now is way to pop and sounds like ass.To have KISS at the rodeo was unique and also a great honor to have the most famous band in the world willing to go there.It once again just shows the great character of the KISS members.The HLSR is interested in selling tickets and country can not do that at this time.

Bigmochab
Bigmochab

The thing is everyone does not have to like the same thing. Good deal the rodeo will bring a different kind of crowd with the rock bands. It's all about the money anyways.....names like KISS can always bring the bucks. I like all music and welcome any change the rodeo might bring.

Shane Myers
Shane Myers

ok so the day kid rock plays who else is going to be there??? someone e mail me shane.myers87@yahoo.com

KissFreak
KissFreak

Everyone one is telling me that Kiss and every band that plays at the rodeo only plays for about 30-45 minutes. Is this true?

Hastanl4
Hastanl4

Janet I will be there!!!!!!!!!!

rogerscorpion
rogerscorpion

In the email announcement I received yesterday, RocksOff said that Jackson hasn't been to Houston since 2004's Super Bowl halftime show, where a planned 'wardrobe malfunction' exposed her pierced nipple & breast.This is untrue. Jackson had a large pasty covering her recently-pierced nipple. No nipple-age was exposed.

rogerscorpion
rogerscorpion

In the email announcement I received yesterday, RocksOff said <jackson "wardrobe="" &="" 2004's="" a="" been="" bowl="" breast.="" exposed="" halftime="" hasn't="" her="" houston="" malfunction"="" nipple="" pierced="" planned="" show="" since="" super="" to="" where=""> This is untrue. She had a large pasty covering her recently pierced nipple. No nipple-age was exposed. </jackson>

rogerscorpion
rogerscorpion

In the email announcement I received yesterday, RocksOff, said <jackson 2004's="" a="" and="" been="" bowl="" breast.="" exposed="" halftime="" hasn't="" her="" houston="" malfunction”="" nipple="" pierced="" planned="" show="" since="" super="" to="" where="" “wardrobe=""> This is untrue. She had a large pasty covering her recently pierced nipple. No nipple-age was exposed. </jackson>

Patricia Smith
Patricia Smith

OK YALL MUST KNOW THAT "THE QUEEN OF POP" MISS JACKSON, IS GOING TO BLOW THE ROOF OFF. I STILL CANT BELIEVE THAT JANET IS DOING THIS, I HOPE THEY ARE PLAYING WITH US. JANET JACKSON IS THE FEMALE VERSION OF MICHAEL JACKSON THE RODE JUST GOT HIGH RATINGS FROM ME IF THIS IS TRUE.

Cassie Lymon
Cassie Lymon

OH Hell Yeah!! Miss Jackson, if your nasty gone be there? I have never cared about the Houston Rodeo but If the "Goddess of Music" Janet Jackson gone be there I will most definantly be there, she is gone rip that stage apart with Rhythm Nation; "Lets give a damn & work 2gether" We r apart of the Rhythm Nation!!! I am so excited I cant hardly wait. "Scream" it makes me want to scream.

Mark C Austin
Mark C Austin

This is the first time in many years that I'm not unhappy about the lineup. Not a fan of many of these, but I can see this being entertaining to a much wider audience.

At the end of the day, the Rodeo is a non-profit raising money for scholarships among other things. Selling more tickets will ultimately result in a more educated Texas. Can we all agree this is a good thing?

ShakeIt
ShakeIt

This is a multi-cultural city and I welcome the variety of acts. I'll out two-step, waltz, polka, jitter bug anyone and STILL shake my middle aged bootie to the rock music. Houston, you've hit a homerun...

Jay Lee
Jay Lee

Cruelty to animals is not just for the country western crowd anymore!

Tjstreasures2002
Tjstreasures2002

Ummmm Linda, how long have you been attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo? They have had a plethora of artists over the many years they've been doing this.

Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood

Thank You Thstreasures2002

It is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and not just...The Rodeo.

All types of city people like to visit the Livestock Show/Exhibits and stick around for the performances.

Lots to see and do at the Livestock Show A.N.D. Rodeo.

Mark
Mark

Kiss at the rodeo? Definitely the 4th sign on the apocalypse!

Surveyheather82
Surveyheather82

I wonder if Selena Gomez is performing by herself...I think this will be the first year in a long time a pre-teen/teen performer won't be the top seller. Not complaining....my kids and I enjoy ourselves everytime we come!

Kevin Adcock
Kevin Adcock

I went to the ZZ Top show back in 2002. I loved the show and there didn't seem to be any lack of people there in agreement. To say that "We only want country artists. You have just push our country artists to the wind " is a bit ignorant. The rodeo has been adding artists other than country since 77 when they had KC & The Sunshine Band. Not everyone has a deep appreciation for the rodeo, and the diverse talent they offer now draws people who otherwise might not ever go. If you ask me ,this is smart, because it keeps the rodeo alive and brings shows we might not otherwise see here.

pbj
pbj

Just fyi... Kid Rock also played the same "gig" that Janet did back in 2004.

Kudos to the rodeo committee for promoting diversity in their shows, and realizing that bringing in a few non-country acts will promote rodeos in general by attracting folks who might not attend otherwise.

Kegman
Kegman

I applaud HLSR for adding rock bands to the lineup. Really it almost doesn't matter who you bring in, if they are a " known" artist, people will come! A few years back HLSR hosted Bon Jovi, and it was a packed audience!

Kenn Hoekstra
Kenn Hoekstra

I bet the KISS show sells out... That's why KISS is coming to the rodeo! Can't wait!!!

Linda Baden
Linda Baden

Why on earth would you have KISS and the other rock groups at a country rodeo. This is so stupid and you are not taking into the effect the people don't come to the rodeo is some heavy metal group, etc. We only want country artists. You have just push our country artists to the wind

mgm
mgm

Kiss isn't heavy metal. And no one else performing this year is "country". Country music as you know it is dead. Carry on.....

Felix
Felix

BLOW ME REDNECK!

Falconr09
Falconr09

We country folk want to rock and roll too. who wants just country music anyway. alot of it can be boring.

Thraeryn
Thraeryn

I enjoy watching the rodeo events, but I'd never pay to see them alone. I'd pay to see KISS or Kid Rock. On the other hand, if someone offered me rodeo tickets on a night that Tim McGraw or Rascal Flatts were playing, my enjoyment of the rodeo events wouldn't be nearly enough to keep me from giving the tickets to one of the homeless guys on Southmore.

That's why.

Kashmyr2972
Kashmyr2972

So, would you rather have a rodeo that can exist for years because they bring in artists that will sell tix and make the rodeo successful, or have the rodeo go by the wayside because it can't make enough money? Big acts of all genres know what a big deal our rodeo is and often jockey to perform here. As a Houstonian, you should be proud of that. And what world are you living in that country music fans don't listen to other music? How many country bars have I been to in the last 5 years that play hip hop and dance, too? Finally, these acts bring people who would otherwise never go to the rodeo. I'm from Miami, and had no clue about all the actual rodeo activities until I started coming to see the bands. Now I love all the bull riding, etc. Just get over it.

Jarod Frank
Jarod Frank

LOL...where have you been? They've had 1-3 pop/rock artists at the Rodeo for years. I've seen Huey Lewis & The News, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, and even Bill Cosby over the years. Not to mention freaking Elvis played there back in the day.

rogerscorpion
rogerscorpion

They had Rod Stewart several years ago, too. They have latin bands & R & B bands, too. The diversity is the only way to get some people (me, for one), to spend my money to go. I wish they'd get Joe Ely or Robert Earl Keen, though---some Texas music.

Jen
Jen

I for one love it! Of course I'm in my twenties and was tired of the same performers over and over again so I stopped going, but I am definitely going this year to see KISS and Jackson. I think they are trying to appeal to a younger crowd, and I believe they are doing a good job at it. They got me and my friends attention, we are in for sure.

68venable
68venable

hahaha KISS is appealing to a YOUNGER crowd?

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