Fans can watch the Z100 Jingle Ball live onilne and see for themselves what holiday antics Miley Cyrus might have in store.
For the first time this year, Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour will be available in livestream form, allowing fans to catch the lineup filled with Top 40 artists. The tour has already generated headlines since kicking off at the beginning of the month, including Miley Cyrus twerking on Santa Claus in a show in Los Angeles.
Friday’s show, which is at Madison Square Garden in New York, is filled to the brim with stars. Aside from Miley Cyrus, there are performances from Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Enrique Iglesias, Paramore, Pitbull, Austin Mahone, and Jason Derulo.
Allowing fans to watch the Z100 Jingle Ball live online was a goal for Clear Channel as it expands the reach of the successful tour.
“Jingle Ball is a show a lot of our listeners hear about, but very few actually get to see in person,” says Tom Poleman, Clear Channel’s president of national programming.
Clear Channel has a long-term deal to air more concerts through The CW, including the iHeartRadio Pool Party in Miami and the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.
Even those who aren’t able to watch the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball live online will have a chance to listen to it thanks to Z100. For the first time, the Jingle Ball will be simulcast over WHTZ (100.3 FM Z100), so fans can catch all the action from opening act Jason Derulo to the closer Miley Cyrus.
“We’ve been working a long time to bring Jingle Ball to more fans,” Poleman added. For Poleman and Clear Channel, that means more than just streaming — the Jingle Ball has become its own mini-tour, hitting more than a dozen cities around the nation this year.
Fans can watch the Z100 Jingle Ball live online by clicking here. The broadcast begins at 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PT. The highlights of the concert will also be broadcast in a two-hour special December 18 at 8 pm on The CW.