Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball'
News on Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball'Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play a Nov. 23 show at Orlando, Fla.'s T.D. Waterhouse Centre to benefit hurricane relief organizations in Florida, Alabama and the Caribbean. Tickets for the performance, sponsored by Bank of America, Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba's Italian Grill, go on sale tomorrow (Oct. 30) via Ticketmaster.
As previously reported, Buffett will perform Nov. 14 on ABC's broadcast of the American Music Awards, where he will team with Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, George Strait and Toby Keith for a cover of Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'." He can also be heard guesting on Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks' new Surfdog album "Selected Shorts," released on Tuesday.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Xzibit will host the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 18 in Rome. The hip-hop star, who hosts the MTV show "Pimp My Ride," will be joined onstage at Tor Di Valle by Alicia Keys and Usher, who will perform their duet "My Boo," and Italian star Tiziano Ferro.
They join such previously announced artists as Eminem, the Beastie Boys, Franz Ferdinand and Nelly, all of whom will perform at the 11th annual awards. The Black Eyed Peas, Jamelia, Naomi Campbell, the Cure's Robert Smith, Brian McFadden and Placebo's Brian Molko will be presenters at the event.
-- Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter
Chingy, Simple Plan, Ryan Cabrera and Kevin Lyttle are confirmed to take part in the Dec. 3 Jingle Ball concert being staged at Kentucky's Rupp Arena by WLKT Lexington, Ky. (104.5 The Cat). Additional artists are expected.
Tickets for the event are priced at $35.50 (which includes a concert t-shirt) and $25.50. An Internet presale ends tonight (Oct. 29) at 10 p.m. ET; remaining tickets go on sale tomorrow via Ticketmaster, the venue's box office and local outlets.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.