If you’re not going to the sold-out show at Madison Square Garden Friday in New York City but still want to see Miley Cyrus twerk and hear Ariana Grande wail, you can listen or watch a live stream of the Z100 2013 Jingle Ball concert at home.
Clear Channel’s first-ever iHeartRadio Jingle Ball national tour, which kicked off in Dallas Dec. 2, will come to New York on Friday at 8 p.m. The show will feature a lineup of performances from Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Enrique Iglesias, Paramore, Pitbull, Austin Mahone and Jason Derulo.
“Jingle Ball is a show a lot of our listeners hear about but very few actually get to see in person,” Tom Poleman, Clear Channel’s president of national programming, told Billboard.
And since many won’t be able to catch all the action in person, the CW will air a two-hour special with all of the concert highlights, focusing on New York, on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. EST.
For fans who want to watch the show in real time, Yahoo Screen will offer live stream video of the show beginning at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST, which you can watch here.
Z100 will also have a radio live stream on the iHeartRadio website here to listen along. In New York, the Jingle Ball will be available via simulcast over WHTZ (100.3 FM, Z100), the New York Daily News reported.
The move to broadcast the Jingle Ball shows, which have toured to cities like Los Angeles, Boston and Miami since it began in New York in 1995, is an effort from Clear Channel to make it a national event for fans.
“We’ve been working a long time to bring Jingle Ball to more fans,” Poleman told Billboard. “I don’t look at it as we’re getting into the concert business. We’re using our platform to showcase our artists in an interesting, fun way.”
After New York’s show on Friday, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball bash will move to Boston on Saturday, Washington, D.C., on Monday, Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, and then Miami for its final show Friday, Dec. 20.
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