Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Mary J. Blige and Shakira are among the big names set to take the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 this fall in Las Vegas.
Brad Paisley, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, No Doubt, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk and Calvin Harris are also among the performers set for the festival on Sept. 21 and 22 at the MGM Grand, according to the Associated Press.
The high-profile lineup suggests the two-day marketing blitz to promote Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio digital music service is on its way to repeating the success of last year’s debut concert, reports the AP. Clear Channel also owns 850 terrestrial radio stations in the U.S.
Last year’s inaugural iHeartRadio concert featured Checotah native Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts (which includes Picher-bred guitarist Joe Don Rooney), Jay-Z, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga.
Clear Channel plans to make the concert an annual event. Tickets for the 2012 festival go on sale Saturday. For more information, go to www.iHeartRadio.com/vegas