Ariana Grande Generating Big Ticket Demand for Houston Rodeo Performance On Tuesday

Joe Webb

by Joe Webb

Published March 16, 2015


She’s not a traditional cowgirl, but Ariana Grande will make a pit stop at the rodeo this week. The pint-size performer is slated to play the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium this Tuesday, and she’s drawing considerable ticket prices on the secondary market.

Grande is knee-deep in her Honeymoon Tour, which kicked off in Missouri late last month. As she heads down south for a St. Patrick’s Day performance, the average price for March 17 Houston Rodeo tickets on TiqIQ is $117.23. Fans can currently find the day’s cheapest ticket listed for $27. She’ll bring current touring partners Rixton and Cashmere Cat along for the bull ride in Houston.

Out of the 20 headlining performances being held at the Houston Rodeo through March 22, Grande’s stint on March 17 serves as the seventh most expensive on the secondary market. In an environment where country music reigns supreme, however, Grande is the second highest-priced pop performer on the bill and is second only to Pitbull’s performance on March 13. Pitbull tickets during his time in Houston own a secondary average of $148.28 and get-in price starts at $45. Country star Luke Bryan highlights the hoedown on March 22, with an average secondary price of $178.71 and $44 get-in price.

Following her debut performance at the Houston Rodeo, Grande will play 15 more North American dates through mid-April. Those dates will be significantly more expensive than her Houston gig, with Ariana Grande tickets on TiqIQ averaging $222.51. The steep secondary average is largely due to four upcoming shows nearing or exceeding the $300 threshold, including two consecutive stops at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Anaheim’s Honda Center and the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

At just 21 years old, Grande has risen to superstardom as one of pop music’s biggest female acts. She got her start as a Nickelodeon starlet on hit television shows “Sam & Cat” and “Victorious” and quickly followed her on-screen success with 2013’s Yours Truly, her debut full-length album. Just 12 months later, she released My Everything, which spawned the megahits “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Love Me Harder,” and “One Last Time.” With two Grammy nominations under her belt and endless vocal range, she’ll don her trademark knee-high boots with studs in tow when she makes her first-ever visit to the Houston Rodeo on Tuesday.


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