Kanye West, Shakira, Backstreet Boys, Sean Paul, Frankie J, Ludacris, Fall Out Boy and the Click Five are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station WHTZ-FM (Z100)’s annual Jingle Ball. The event will be held Dec. 16 at New York’s Madison Square Garden; additional artists will be added.
Tickets go on sale Nov. 7 exclusively to members of the station’s ZVIP club via the station’s Web site. In addition, a group of $25 seats will be sold under the billing “Worst Seats in the House,” which will encompass a separate section behind the stage with TV monitors broadcasting the show.
As usual, the Jingle Ball will be preceded by the free Z100 All Access Lounge event across the street from Madison Square Garden at the Hammerstein Ballroom, with performances from artists to be announced.
A portion of the proceeds from Jingle Ball will benefit Musicians on Call, which brings live and recorded music to hospital patients.