New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

Taylor Swift performs during the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2014 held at The O2 Arena in London on Dec. 7, 2014.

Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga (with Tony Bennett) and Britney Spears to Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea will be mounting special concerts on the Strip, with Bruno Mars, Drake and Jermaine Dupri all trying their hands at party emcee duties. Calvin Harris, Alesso, Steve Angello and Zedd are among the bold-faced DJs manning the decks at the city's biggest clubs. 

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Of course it wouldn't be New Year's without Times Square, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015 will host live performances from Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, Magic! and Florida Georgia Line, with hosts Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy. The ABC telecast will also include live simulcasts from Elton John's show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Lady Antebellum and Gavin Degraw from downtown Nashville. (Billboard's star-studded Hollywood Party, in L.A., will also feature performances from One Direction, Charli XCX, Iggy Azalea, Jason Derulo, Bastille, Meghan Trainor, Pentatonix and Fergie.)

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Elsewhere in the city, Skrillex and Diplo are taking over Madison Square Garden for a super-sized night of EDM, taking the reins from previous New Year's residents Phish (who've relocated to Miami's American Airlines this year), with Deer Tick, Duke Dumont and Disclosure among the other big draws throughout the night (and that's just the "Ds"!) Other cities beefing up their New Year's dance cards? San Francisco, Miami, Nashville and even Dubai, which is hosting not one but two multi-act super-concerts this year.

Haven't finalized your plans yet? Don't worry, you've got some 24 hours to book those last-minute tickets with Billboard's New Year's Eve Concert Guide.

NEW YORK

#LastLands, Goodbye Glasslands!, featuring TBD Surprise Guests, Glasslands Brooklyn -- Tickets

Deer Tick (live set), Washed Out (late-night DJ set), Brooklyn Bowl -- Tickets

Wild Life NYE Featuring Disclosure, Claude VonStroke, Dusky and other guests, Pier 94 -- Tickets

Elton John featuring Bright Light Bright Light, Barclays Center -- Tickets

Diplo & Skrillex (Jack U) with A$AP Ferg, Rudimental, Yellow Claw Madison Square Garden -- Tickets

Duke Dumont, Slake -- Tickets

Kiesza, Gorgon City, Ryan Hemsworth, Duke Dumont and Claude VonStroke, Webster Hall -- Tickets

New Year's Rockin' Eve With Idina Menzel, Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift and Magic!, Times Square -- Tickets

 

LAS VEGAS

Britney Spears: Piece Of Me, The Axis At Planet Hollywood -- Tickets

Calvin Harris, Burns, Eva Shaw, Hakkasan -- Tickets

Alesso, Light Nightclub -- Tickets

Drake Hosts NYE Featuring DJ Politik, Marquee -- Tickets

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan -- Tickets

Iggy Azalea, Drai's Beach Club -- Tickets

Jennifer Lopez: The Best Is Yet To Come, The Colosseum At Caesars Palace -- Tickets

Jermaine Dupri (DJ Set) Hosted by Bruno Mars, Tryst Nightlclub -- Tickets

DJ Khaled (DJ Set), Lavo -- Tickets

Lil Jon (DJ Set), Surrender -- Tickets

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 1oak -- Tickets

Maroon 5, Mandalay Bay Events Center -- Tickets

Miguel, Hyde Bellagio -- Tickets

Robin Thicke, Foxtail at SLS -- Tickets

The Roots, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas -- Tickets

Snoop Dogg's Snoopadelic Cabaret (Live + DJ Set), Tao at The Venetian -- Tickets

Steve Angello's "Reflections", Life at SLS -- Tickets

Zedd, The Wynn -- Tickets

 

LOS ANGELES

Let's Party NYE Featuring Blood Orange, Classixx, others, The Legendary Park Plaza -- Tickets

OMFG! NYE featuring Eryc Prydz and Alex Metric, Shrine Expo Hall -- Tickets

Pink Martini, Walt Disney Concert Hall -- Tickets

Tyler, The Creator With DJ Billy Jole (Earl Sweatshirt & Lionel Boyce), Club Nokia -- Tickets

 

NASHVILLE

Bassnectar, Bridgestone Arena -- Tickets

New Year's Rockin Eve featuring Lady Antebellum and Gavin DeGraw, Downtown Nashville -- Tickets

Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryman Auditorium -- Tickets

 

SAN FRANCISCO

The 6th Annual Streets of SF NYE: Chromeo, Kill Paris, Viceroy, Fort Mason Center -- Tickets

Cut Copy, The Juan Maclean (DJ set), Saint Pepsi, Mezzanine -- Tickets

The Flaming Lips, Foxygen, Warfield Theater -- Tickets

Sea of Dreams NYE Featuring Pretty Lights, Flying Lotus and more, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium -- Tickets

 

MIAMI

Phish, American Airlines Arena -- Tickets

Pitbull's New Year's Revolution Featuring Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony and Becky G -- Tickets

 

DUBAI

Masterjam Featuring The Jacksons, Nile Rodgers Featuring Chic, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, Jocelyn Brown, Incognito, Kathy Sledge, Media City Amphitheatre -- Tickets

#DXBNYE Featuring Pharrell Williams, Dimitri Vegas, Paul Oakenfold, Busta Rhymes, Charli XCX, Sky Blu -- Tickets