THE CULT, MINISTRY, ALTER BRIDGE, GHOST, ANTHRAX And More Added To HOUSTON OPEN AIR

AVENGED SEVENFOLD and ALICE IN CHAINS top a lineup of over 35 bands for the first-ever Houston Open Air — fueled by Monster Energy — held Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016 at NRG Park in Houston. The biggest rock experience in Texas — produced by Danny Wimmer Presents — will also feature performances from DEFTONES, CHEVELLE, SLAYER and many more on three stages, plus Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Whiskey Row and Gourmet Man Food.

The band lineup for Houston Open Air includes:

AVENGED SEVENFOLD
ALICE IN CHAINS
DEFTONES
SLAYER
CHEVELLE
THE CULT
MINISTRY
ALTER BRIDGE
GHOST
ANTHRAX
PIERCE THE VEIL
OF MICE & MEN
SEVENDUST
BARONESS
HELLYEAH
CHEVY METAL
BUCKCHERRY
NOTHING MORE
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
MAX & IGOR CAVALERA: RETURN TO ROOTS
AVATAR
LETLIVE.
JIM BREUER AND THE LOUD & ROWDY
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
YOUNG GUNS
STARSET
SICK PUPPIES
SKINDRED
NECK DEEP
SONS OF TEXAS
KYNG
TWELVE FOOT NINJA
GEMINI SYNDROME
THE WORD ALIVE
DINOSAUR PILE UP
SEPTEMBER MOURNING

A rolling discounted early bird on-sale for weekend general admission tickets begins Tuesday, May 17 at Noon CDT at HoustonOpenAir.com. A limited quantity of early bird tickets will be available at the following prices, while supplies last:

* Early Bird #1: $89.50
* Early Bird #2: $99.50

VIP weekend tickets will also be available for $234.50.

Single-day and weekend tickets for Houston Open Air go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 20 at noon CDT at HoustonOpenAir.com for the following prices:

* Weekend GA: $109.50
* Single-day GA: $69.50
* Single-day VIP: $129.50
* VIP Weekend: $234.50

All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, access to VIP-only area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food options (for additional purchase), VIP-only viewing area of Main Stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a VIP-only commemorative laminate.

In light of the recent flooding in the Houston area, a portion of the proceeds from all Houston Open Air tickets sold will benefit the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund. The Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund was established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to accept flood relief donations that will stay in the Houston community and aid the victims of the recent storms.

Danny Hayes, CEO, Danny Wimmer Presents, says: "Houston Open Air has been in the works for almost a year now. It's awkward to announce a major music festival in a city that has experienced such recent hardship and, in fact, we delayed our announcements out of respect for what Houston has endured. But at the same time, our festivals are about highlighting the strengths (or sometimes the needs) of our host city. There's no more important way to do that right now than to support Mayor Turner's efforts to help Houston recover from this spring's flooding and we will be incorporating this message throughout our launch campaign."

Danny Wimmer, founder, Danny Wimmer Presents, adds: "Houston is one of the country's biggest rock markets and, when combined with the impressive food scene happening here, it's a natural location for a DWP festival. We're thrilled to have such a diverse first-year lineup that includes AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE IN CHAINS and CHEVELLE. With the inclusion of an incredible food experience and the Jack Daniel's Whiskey Row, we are kicking off a powerhouse experience that will live in the market for many years to come!"

In addition to three stages of top rock bands, Houston Open Air features the celebrated Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Whiskey Row, and a Texas-sized Gourmet Man Food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city.

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