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Radio Show Roundup: The Biggest Rock, Pop Holiday Concerts

‘Tis the season for holiday radio shows. As much a tradition as eggnog, mistletoe and broken resolutions, December always brings a bumper crop of all-star shows in which bands give back to their fans (and the radio stations that play their music) by jetting around the country and serving up short hit-heavy sets.

The month of December will be especially star-packed for those living near Indianapolis, San Diego or Philadelphia. If you love Good Charlotte, Coldplay, Destiny’s Child and Queens of the Stone Age, you might want to cash in some frequent flyer miles, because those bands are among a select group who will be hitting a number of major cities for the annual holiday rite of passage.

Holiday Radio Shows:

  • 12/5 – Dallas, TX – Bronco Bowl – KDGE-FM’s How the Edge Stole Christmas w/ 3 Doors Down, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Everclear
  • 12/5 – Houston, TX – Compaq Center – KRBE-FM’s Jingle Jam w/ Destiny’s Child, Nick Carter, O-Town, Uncle Kracker, DJ Sammy, Solange
  • 12/5 – San Diego, CA – 4th & B – KFMB-FM’s Jingle Ball Eve w/ Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, Dana Glover
  • 12/6 – San Diego, CA – 4th & B – XTRA-FM’s Frosty the Show, Man w/ Bad Religion, Something Corporate, more to be announced
  • 12/6 – San Diego, CA – Cox Arena – KFMB-FM’s Jingle Ball w/ John Mayer, Leann Rimes, Jewel, Goo Goo Dolls, Def Leppard
  • 12/8 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA – KROQ-FM’s Almost Acoustic Christmas w/ Coldplay, Zwan, Jimmy Fallon, more to be announced
  • 12/8 – San Diego, CA – Cox Arena – KIOZ-FM’s The Rock That Stole Christmas w/ Disturbed, Papa Roach, Taproot
  • 12/9 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center – KDWB-FM’s Jingle Ball w/ Destiny’s Child, O-Town, Craig David, Cam’ron, Daniel Bedingfield
  • 12/9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – WRKS-FM’s R&B Jam w/ En Vogue, Keith Sweat, New Edition
  • 12/10 – Ft. Myers, FL – TECO Arena – WRQC-FM’s Big F’n Show w/ Papa Roach, Default, Saliva, Blindside, Darwin’s Waiting Room
  • 12/11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater – WBCN-FM’s Christmas Rave 2002 w/ Coldplay, Zwan, OK Go
  • 12/11 – Boston, MA – Avalon – WBCN-FM’s Christmas Rave 2002 w/ Box Car Racer, New Found Glory, Throne
  • 12/11 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club – WBCN-FM’s Christmas Rave 2002 w/ Moby
  • 12/11 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East – WBCN-FM’s Christmas Rave 2002 w/ Vines, Interpol, Damn Personals
  • 12/11 – Cambridge, MA – T.T. The Bear’s – WBCN-FM’s Christmas Rave 2002 w/ SR-71, Sugarcult, Burning Brides
  • 12/11 – Denver – CO – Fillmore – KTCL-FM’s Not So Silent Night 2002 w/ Unwritten Law, Good Charlotte, Bowling for Soup, Authority Zero
  • 12/12 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum – WXRK-FM’s Claus-Fest 2002 w/ Audioslave, Coldplay, Vines, Kelly and Ozzy Osbourne, Queens of the Stone Age, Zwan, Box Car Racer, Jimmy Fallon, Stone Sour, New Found Glory, Taproot
  • 12/12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – WHTZ-FM’s Jingle Ball w/ Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Destiny’s Child, Ja Rule, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Kylie Minogue, Nelly, Paul Oakenfold
  • 12/12 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena – KNDD-FM’s Deck the Hall Ball 2002 w/ Disturbed, Sum 41, 3 Doors Down, Good Charlotte, Sparta
  • 12/13 – Washington, DC – MCI Center – WHFS-FM’s HFSmas Nutcracker 2002 w/ Box Car Racer, Coldplay, New Found Glory, Vines, Queens of the Stone Age, Zwan
  • 12/13 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion – KITS-FM’s Not So Silent Night w/ Moby, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Donnas, Good Charlotte, DJ Shadow
  • 12/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Tweeter Center – WIOQ-FM’s Jingle Ball 2002 w/ Nelly, Eve, O-Town, Nick Carter, Daniel Bedingfield, Angie Martinez, Tanto, Metro & Devante, DJ Sammy
  • 12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Metropol – WXDX-FM’s Kick Ass Xmas w/ Stone Sour, Trust Company
  • 12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Nick’s Fat City – WXDX-FM’s Kick Ass Xmas w/ Queens of the Stone Age, Chevelle
  • 12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rock Jungle – WXDX-FM’s Kick Ass Xmas w/ Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Punchline
  • 12/14 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre – WTMX-FM’s Miracle on State Street IV w/ Alanis Morissette, Tonic
  • 12/14 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant – KPNT-FM’s Ho Ho Show w/ New Found Glory, Sugar Cult, Jimmy Eat World, Breaking Benjamin, OK Go, Unchained
  • 12/15 – Philadelphia, PA – First Union Center – WPLY-FM’s FEASTival 2002 w/ Coldplay, New Found Glory, Queens of the Stone Age, Zwan, Seether, Good Charlotte
  • 12/16 – Kansas City, KS – Memorial Hall – KRBZ-FM’s Happy Birthday Jesus Christmas Party w/ Jimmy Eat World, OK Go, SR-71, Good Charlotte, Distillers, Anything But Joey
  • 12/16 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue – WRZX-FM’s XMas Concert w/ Trapt, the Used, Vines
  • 12/16 – Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse – WNOU-FM’s Santa Slam 2K2 w/ Destiny’s Child, Bowling for Soup, Simple Plan
  • 12/17 – Detroit, MI – Cobo Arena – CIMX-FM’s The Night 89X Stole Christmas 5 w/ Good Charlotte, Box Car Racer, New Found Glory, Zwan, Trust Co., Vines and the Used
  • 12/17 – Syracuse, NY – War Memorial – WKRL-FM’s Budweiser Jingle Ball w/ Disturbed, Trapt, Stereomud
  • 12/19 – Anaheim, CA – The Pond – KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball w/ Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Destiny’s Child, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Nick Carter, Paul Oakenfold
  • 12/21 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome – KBKS-FM’s Jingle Bell Bash 5 w/ Destiny’s Child, Eve, Avril Lavigne, Kylie Minogue, Default, Lifehouse, Daniel Bedingfield, Simple Plan
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