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Our 5 Favorite Moments from 103.5 KISS FM’s Chicago Jingle Ball with Jack Harlow, Pitbull & More

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It was was Christmas in Texas last night at iHeartRadio’s massive annual Jingle Ball Tour returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for an unforgettable night of live music at the Dickies Arena. As the crowd got to unwrap gifts from major music artists, new and old across all different genres, including Jack Harlow, the Black Eyed Peas, Lauv, Khalid and many more, the Jingle Ball is as amazing and festive as ever.

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Jack Harlow Keeps Us Laughing

“First Class” rapper Jack Harlow had his hits and personality on full display Monday night. Between Harlow’s performances from his first two albums, as well as his massive Lil Nas X collab “Industry Baby”, the Louisville native kept us laughing with his between song banter. “Two white rappers in a row, that’s a bold move,” Harlow joked after following Macklemore. Harlow is impossible to not root for.

Pitbull Closes Out with the Hits

Monday night’s stacked lineup ended with the most seasoned veteran on the whole bill, Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Delivering a 7-track set to put the cherry on top of a memorable night, Pitbull only brought the hits to the Allstate Arena. Starting with “Don’t Stop the Party” and finishing with “Give Me Everything”, Mr. 305 was easily a highlight in the 847.

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Jax Finds a New Job

Jax is just a few performances into her career but its evident that she will be around for quite sometime as a performer. However she decided to pick up a second job as an arena security guard, as the “Victoria’s Secret” artist sported an arena staff members jacket during her performance. She blamed the wardrobe choice on a malfunction, but we are convinced that she just couldn’t resist making the joke during her opening set on Monday.

Khalid Spreads Positive Vibes

Khalid was nothing but smiles during his Allstate Arena performance for the Jingle Ball crowd. Khalid and his dancers kept us entertained throughout his 5-song set, with standout tracks like “Location”, “Talk”, “Better”, “lovely” and his Halsey collab, “Eastside”.

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Macklemore Shines

Amongst an unbeatable lineup of musicians, one performer stood out the most, that being “Thrift Shop” rapper Macklemore. The Washington native was unstoppable on Monday and delivered an unmatched among of energy the reminded us of how great his live performances are. Macklemore challenged the sold-out arena to make sure that when he talked to his daughter following the Jingle Ball tour, Chicago would be the city that he told her was the most live. Chicago called Macklemore’s bluff and matched his energy from start to finish.

Review: iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Kicks of in Fort Worth with Jack Harlow, Black Eyed Peas & More

BY TER STAFF

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It was was Christmas in Texas last night at iHeartRadio’s massive annual Jingle Ball Tour returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for an unforgettable night of live music at the Dickies Arena. As the crowd got to unwrap gifts from major music artists, new and old across all different genres, including Jack Harlow, the Black Eyed Peas, Lauv, Khalid and many more, the Jingle Ball is as amazing and festive as ever.

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

First up for the night was Atlantic Records recording artist, Jax. One of the many talented artists to emerge into stardom during the quarantine, Jax already has a successful pop record on her résumé but is still a stranger to the big stage. “Oh my god, I’m in an arena,” Jax told fans before kicking off her set. Opening with her nostalgic track “90s Kids”, Jax kept fans singing and laughing with her buff Santa costume throughout her 3-song performance. The New York native closed her set with her biggest record to date, “Victoria’s Secret”, before saying goodbye to her fans and incriminating herself, sharing her plans to sneak into the dressing rooms of some of her favorite musicians who would hit the stage moments later.

Next up was Lauren Spencer-Smith, an American Idol alum who has already surpassed her 18th season peers. The Canadian singer-songwriter performed a few tracks from her growing career, including her single “Narcissist”, which Spencer-Smith foreshadowed in the set by pointing out a fan in the crowd wearing the singles’ merch. Last but not least she ended her set with her breakout single, “Fingers Crossed”, the song that changed her life, which Spencer-Smith credits to its success on iHeartRadio.

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Following the two newcomers that rewarded fans for finding their seats on time, it was time for a Jingle Ball alum to return to the stage. Opening with her 2020 hit single, “King & Queens” the artistic and talented Ava Max hit the stage. Max was a woman of few words on Tuesday night, making time for her growing catalog of hits like “Sweet But Psycho”, “Weapons” and of course her Tiesto-assisted track, “The Motto”. The 6-song performance wasn’t without issue, as Max was noticeably adjusting her monitor during the set, but she handled it like a pro and sounded perfect dispute any sound issues that she was experiencing behind the mic.

After Ava Max crushed it, it was time for another newcomer, 23-year-old Nicky Youre who gave fans a little bit of everything. Not only did he close things out with his breakout single “Sunroof”, which has been heard by everyone with a TikTok account, but Youre also performed a lesser known single, a Neon Trees cover and even an unreleased track, “Weatherman”, which he told fans they’ll be able to hear soon if Tuesday night’s crowd liked it enough.

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The arena heard the loudest screams of the night perhaps when it was announced that Lewis Capaldi was up next. Making the journey from Scotland to Texas, Capaldi reminded us of his pipes and vocals throughout his set. When he wasn’t making us tear up with love songs like “Before You Go” and “Someone You Loved” he did a 180 making us crack up (no pun intended), talking about the big sh*ts (his words) that he has had to take due to the Texas BBQ that he has consumed since touching down in Dallas. Although he had a comedy bit about his chaffed buttcheeks practically as long as Jax’s set, he still delivered a number of our favorite songs.

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Moments later, another man who is no stranger to the Jingle Ball, Khalid, hit the stage to perform a collection of his biggest hits. Opening his set with his 2017 single “Young Dumb & Broke”, the RCA singer then followed things up with his Grammy nominated “Talk” and his Marshmello produced “Numb”, although the crowd could certainly feel every word. Although he performed 7 tracks, everyone was a hit, a trend that would continue throughout the night with the headlining acts.

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Delivering a dose of rap to the Jingle lineup on opening night was Jack Harlow. Harlow had just landed in Dallas from his homestate of Kentucky an hour before his set and he certainly hit the ground running with tracks like “Tyler Herro”, “I Wanna See Some Ass”, “Already Best Friends” and his massive Lil Nas X collab, “Industry Baby”. Next Harlow had the crowd rapping along with his breakout hit “What’s Poppin”, one of the highlights of the night. Despite the all ages crowd, Jack Harlow was unapologetically himself, but then again he wasn’t talking about his bowel movement like Lewis Capaldi so who would even complain about him wanting to see some ass? Harlow’s performance was evidence of why the Jingle Ball’s diversity across genres makes its such a “First Class” event.

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Although Jack Harlow is a tough act to follow, singer Lauv was up for the challenge for the second to last performance of the night. Opening with his 2021 single “All 4 Nothing”, Lauv instantly had the crowd dancing to his top songs. With a setlist that included tracks like his Troye Sivan-assisted “i’m so tired…”, “Modern loneliness” and “f*ck, I’m lonely”, Lauv may be tired and lonely in his music but he had a packed arena of screaming fans on Tuesday night. Putting a cherry on top of his set, the San Francisco native said goodbye to Fort Worth with his breakout 2018 single “I Like Me Better”.

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Last but certainly not least, the Black Eyed Peas performed a huge career spanning set that touched everything in their couple decades of hits but also left the crowd wanting more. The remaining energy Dallas had left was spent dancing and singer to huge hits like “Boom Boom Pow”, “Let’s Get It Started” and “Pump It Louder” to name a few. Jack Harlow wasn’t the only artist on the bill with ties to Fergie, but even without their legendary female vocalist, the will.i.am-led Black Eyes Peas are still a must see act. iHeartRadio couldn’t have picked a better group to end the night with for the first date of 2022’s Jingle Ball Tour.

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7 Songs We Need to Hear at Dallas’ iHeartRadio Jingle Ball with Jack Harlow, Black Eyed Peas & More

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Christmas comes early whenever iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball Tour comes to town. Making it’s first stop at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX, everyone’s favorite holiday concert is again bringing the biggest names in music to a city near you. Kicking things off for the Dallas Jingle Ball this year are names like Jack Harlow, the Black Eyed Peas, Khalid, Ava Max, Lauv and more!

So with so many talented performs sharing the stage, there are of course several songs that we need to hear before the night is over. From Jack Harlow’s big hits from the past two years to the Black Eyed Peas catalog of bangers from the last two decades, check out our set-list wish-list for Tuesday night’s concert.

Here’s our list of the 7 songs that we need to hear at Dallas’ iHeartRadio Jingle Ball this week:

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Lollapalooza Day 1 in Photos: Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & More

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Chicago’s Lollapalooza delivers year after year, and continuing it’s new tradition of kicking off on Thursday, day one of Lolla 2018 went off with a bang, with performances from Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Jaden Smith, Khalid and many more.

Ahead of the release of his brand new LP, Astroworld, GOOD Music’s Travis Scott put on a wild and energetic headlining set, just a couple years after La Flame was arrested at the festival. Delivering some pop spice to Grant Park, Camila Cabello also put on one of the days best sets. From top to bottom, day one of Lollapalooza had a lotta something for everyone.

Check out our photos from Lollapalooza Day 1 below.

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B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash Brings Taylor Swift and the Biggest Names in Music to Chicago

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Last night was one to remember, as Chicago’s B96 brought their annual Pepsi Jingle Bash to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, for another sold-out concert with some of the biggest names in music.

With perhaps their best lineup yet, boasting performances from Taylor Swift, Khalid, Fifth Harmony, Logic, Sabrina Carpenter and pop royalty, the Backstreet Boys; last night fans got back their price of admission early into the night.

From Khalid’s opening set, complete with a surprise appearance from EDM artist Marshmello, to Taylor Swift’s closing and headlining performance, where fans saw the first ever live performance of ‘Gorgeous’, the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash was a hit from start to finish!

Check out our photos from this year’s amazing Jingle Bash below.

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10 Songs We Need to Hear at B96’s Pepsi Jingle Bash with Taylor Swift, BSB & More

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B96‘s Pepsi Jingle Bash is less than a couple weeks away and we can’t wait! With highly anticipated performances from Taylor Swift, the Backstreet Boys, Khalid, Logic, Fifth Harmony and Sabrina Carpenter, Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosement is the place to be in December. The monumental night will take place on Thursday, December 7th and it couldn’t come sooner.

Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at this year’s Jingle Bash, and while only single seats remain, you can get your tickets now at Ticketmaster!

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Chicago’s B96 Announces Monumental Lineup for Pepsi Jingle Bash: Taylor Swift, Backstreet Boys, Khalid & More

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Chicago B96 delivered in a huge way this afternoon, as the popular radio station revealed its monumental lineup for his annual B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash. Christmas is coming early for Rosemont’s Allstate Arena, as the Backstreet Boys, Khalid, Logic, Fifth Harmony and Sabrina Carpenter will all hit the stage before the night’s huge headlining star, Taylor Swift.

If the rest of the lineup wasn’t enough reason to make your way to Rosemont on December 7th, Taylor Swift has enough star power to sell out a week’s worth of shows at the Allstate Arena, none the less one with some of the biggest names in music by her side. This will be one of the first, if not the first, opportunities for fans to catch Taylor live before her next big stadium tour, so you can’t miss out.

Get your tickets the moment they go on sale, at Ticketmaster.com on October 7th at 10AM. There is no doubt that this one will sell out in record time. And as always, be sure to listen to B96 for more Jingle Bash updates.

Photos: Khalid Brings His “American Teen” Tour to The Rave in Milwaukee

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Tonight’s location on the American Teen Tour was The Rave in Milwaukee, WI, where Khalid returned to the historic venue for his own headlining show. After winning fans over in the same building, just weeks ago in support of Travis Scott’s Birds Eye View Tour, Khalid was the star of the night from start to finish for the sold-out concert.

While tonight’s performance wasn’t the longest of sets, as the 19-year-old singer has just one album under his belt, it didn’t matter. Khalid took full control of the stage and made sure that no fan would leave the venue underwhelmed.

And if you were expecting a mellow and low key performance, since Khalid’s double-platinum debut single ‘Location’ isn’t the most up-tempo record of 2017, you were wrong. After all, you learn a thing or two from touring with Travis Scott. He’s young, but Khalid proved that he already knows how to make the stage his own and keep energy levels high throughout his entire performance.

Performing the majority of tracks from his debut LP, American Teen (where the tour gets its name), highlights of the El Paso-native’s set included his performances of ‘Let’s Go’, ‘8TEEN’ and closing the night with his hit singles ‘Location’ and ‘Young Dumb & Broke’. Tonight already marked the emerging star’s third performance at The Rave in the past year alone, one which he was still able to sell out on his own, so don’t be surprised if a Khalid show in Milwaukee because a regular occurrence for many years to come.

Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and peep Khalid’s remaining tour dates here.

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