What started at a single station has grown to a nationwide event headlined by the biggest stars in music. Z100 held the inaugural Jingle Ball in 1996 at Madison Square Garden, a show that featured Jewel, No Doubt, Sheryl Crow, and many more. The successful show became an annual tradition, attracting big acts as it grew in popularity. Z100's parent, Clear Channel, slowly began expanding the show to other cities, including LA and Philadelphia.
More cities have been added and now the Jingle Ball Tour visits 13 cities around the United States. The tour made the leap to television as well, introducing more fans to the star-studded lineups. The future looks bright for this recent holiday tradition, where fans can hear music's brightest stars sing their hits along with a few holiday standards to keep the mood festive.
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Tour
The 2015 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball will put some of the world’s biggest stars on stage at 13 venues across the country. The 2015 Jingle Ball includes shows in Dallas, Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento, St. Paul, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Rosemont, Atlanta, Sunrise, and Tampa Bay. Each city has their own lineup, and top performers in 2015 includes Calvin Harris, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, The Weeknd, 5 Seconds of Summer, Zedd, Justin Bieber, and many more. The 2015 Jingle Ball is the latest in what has been one of the fastest growing events of the holiday season.
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour
2013's Jingle Ball Tour is the largest ever, visiting 12 of the biggest cities in the US with the hottest acts of Fall and Winter. That starts with the reunion of Robin Think and Miley Cyrus, who will play eight of the twelve dates. Fresh off their eye-catching performance at the VMAs, who knows what will happen when they take the stage again. Other big names on the tour include Selena Gomez, Enrique Iglesias, Paramore, Avril Lavigne, Macklemore, Demi Lovato and more.
The line-up changes from town to town, so be sure to check the local radio station site for complete information on who will be performing in your town.