Tickets for the iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM Chicago Jingle Ball are on sale now and while some tickets still remain, with names like the Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan and NF on the bill, this year will surely be a sell out.
So whether you already have your tickets to the highly anticipated show or you’re one of the ones who will claim your sets before they’re all gone, we have compiled a list of some of the songs that we need to hear at this year’s Chicago stop of the Jingle Ball Tour on Wednesday, December 18th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the five songs that we absolutely need to hear at this year’s 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball, and if you haven’t yet, get your tickets now while you still can!
iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Ball Tour is invading a city near you for another holiday season with some of the biggest names in music today. And if you’re in the Chicago area and you thought last year’s stellar lineup was great, this year’s Chicago Jingle Ball is perhaps the best yet!
Brought to you by 103.5 KISS FM and Capital One, the Chicago iHeartRadio Jingle Ball will return to the Allstate Arena on Wednesday, December 18th and will host performances from the Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan, NF, French Montana, Why Don’t We, Zara Larsson and Lewis Capaldi.
For another consecutive year, Capital One will be the national presenting partner for the Jingle Ball Tour and will allow cardholders to get exclusive access to high demand tickets through their Cardholder Pre-Sale, which will begin on Monday, October 7 at 10:00AM (local time) and will run through Wednesday, October 9 at www.iHeartRadio.com/CapitalOne. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 11 at noon via the Jingle Ball’s official website.
Get more information on Chicago’s Jingle Ball and the rest of the Jingle Balls throughout the country here!
Irish singer/songwriter Niall Horan brought his Flicker Sessions Tour with Gavin James to Chicago’s Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, IL tonight. Performing for a packed sold-out crowd, tonight marked Niall’s first solo performance in the city that lasted more than just a couple songs, as the former One Direction standout is just a few weeks removed the release of his debut LP, Flicker. Horan delivered a full set and a memorable night for his Windy City fans.
Up first for the night was another emerging Irish singer/songwriter, Gavin James, who released his debut studio album, Bitter Pill, a little over a year ago. Performing for around a half-hour, with a set that included a number of songs from his debut LP, including ‘Nervous’ )which is his most successful single to date) and his new track ‘Hearts On Fire’, Gavin James set the mood for the rest of the night while picking up a plethora of new fans along the way. And with co-signs from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and now Niall Horan, James is in great position to bring his success abroad to the states and throughout the world.
But after a brief intermission it was time for the man of the night to greet the sold-out crowd. Opening with his album’s closing track, ‘The Tide’, Horan was met with waves of screams and applause as he emerged. Horan then quickly transitioned into his Maren Morris-collaboration, ‘Seeing Blind’, a track that the two recently performed live for the Country Music Awards. But even without the assistance of country music star, Niall did his track justice on his own.
Then before performing his debut single, ‘This Town’, Niall took time to greet his Chicago fans. While it wasn’t planned, Niall dubbed this first leg of the tour his “Thank You Tour”, thanking fans for making his debut album Flicker the number one album. He also took time to note that the Rosemont Theatre was the first Chicago venue that Niall performed at from his time with One Direction. It was only right that Horan returned to the beautiful theater for his first solo tour.
Throughout the night Horan dazzled the crowd with cuts from his debut LP. With performances of tracks like ‘Too Much To Ask’ and of course his memorable performance of ‘Slow Hands’, Horan closed out his 13-song set with his record, ‘On My Own’. While the song speaks to his love life more than it does his time with One Direction, the track’s title reminds of us of just how quickly Niall has amassed so much success in his young and growing career as a solo artist. Horan continues impress fans and the music world alike.
And if you liked what you saw tonight, or missed out on tickets this time around, Horan is returning to Chicago next year, as he brings the new leg of his headlining tour to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on July 26th with Maren Morris.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and peep the remaining tour dates here.
It’s starting to get cold in the Windy City but the live music scene is getting hotter than ever. We’re months removed from the summer festival season, but Chi-town is bringing some of the biggest artists in the world to the city for some amazing shows.
From Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In Chicago” series, with concerts from Migos, Lil Yachty, 6LACK and the big reunion of the Big Tymers (to name a few), to some big headlining arena shows from The Weeknd, Halsey, Guns N Roses and more, Chicago (and the surrounding areas) are delivering some of the best concerts of the year in November.
Check out our list of the 12 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!
Although Niall Horan still has his 2017 tour ahead of him, where he will perform a show at Chicago’s Rosemont Theatre, the former One Direction star will re-launch his tour in 2018 for a number of dates across the globe. And Niall isn’t traveling alone either, as rising Country-star Maren Morris will join the Flicker World Tour 2018.
Kicking things off in Houston, TX on July 18th, Horan will make stops in Nashville, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Toronto, Irvine, St. Paul, Denver and many more, until the tour concludes over a year from today in Miami. Fans can visit Niall’s official website for tickets and more information.
Peep the dates for Niall’s Flicker World Tour 2018 below, and listen to his brand new track ‘Too Much to Ask’.
On the verge of the release of his anticipated debut solo album, One Direction’s Niall Horan has announced his first headlining tour. Dubbed the “Flicker Sessions 2017” tour, Horan will travel all across the world to deliver intimate performances from his forthcoming LP.
Not only will fans get a night they won’t forget, but each ticket purchased for the “Flicker Sessions 2017” will also include a physical copy of Niall’s debut album, which has already delivered hit singles like ‘Slow Hands’ and ‘This Town’.
Horan will open his tour at home in Dublin, and will make stops in Stockholm, Tokyo, London and more, before Niall takes the tour to the U.S. for shows in Chicago, Nashville, Miami, New York City and Los Angeles, to name a few. Tickets for the North American dates of the tour are set to go on sale Saturday, July 15 at 10AM (local time). Fans can ensure access to tickets by enrolling for the Fan Registration here.
Last night Kygo closed out the party at the annual B96 Pepsi Summer Bash at a packed Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, just minutes outside of Chicago.
With showstopping performances from some of the biggest names in music, the Windy City crowd was treated to sets from pop stars like Hailee Stenfeld, Camila Cabello and Noah Cyrus, electronic superstars Zedd and Kygo, the always entertaining Jason Derulo, half of One Direction and the newly solo Niall Horan and Liam Payne, and more! From start to finish, the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash absolutely delivered for yet another yet.
Up first for the night, electronic trio Cheat Codes kicked off the party in Rosemont. The energetic trio made themselves a very tough act to follow for the rest of the night. As the Los Angeles natives performed their Demi Lovato collaboration, ‘No Promises’, the B96 listeners knew that last night would be a show full of some of pop radio’s biggest tracks.
Next up, singer Dua Lipa greeted the Chicago crowd. Fresh off her big performance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Dua Lipa performed her biggest tracks from the past year, including ‘Blow Your Mind’ and her Sean Paul collab, ‘No Lie’.’
With little time between sets to keep the momentum going, Noah Cyrus came to the stage. The little sister of Miley Cyrus, Noah Cyrus showed the Summer Bash that she is her own artist with performances from her debut LP, NC-17, including her single ‘Make Me (Cry)’ and a cover of The Weeknd’s hit single, ‘I Feel It Coming’. She may not come with as much controversy as her big sis, but she brings just as much personality to the table.
Following Cyrus’ set, it was time for the lovely and diversely talented singer/actress, Hailee Steinfeld, to return for another B96 performance. You either know her for her movies like “The Edge of Seventeen” and “True Grit” or her pop radio favorites like ‘Love Myself’ and ‘Starting’, or all of the above. The highlight of Steinfeld’s set though, came with the performance of her new and empowering anthem for women everywhere, ‘Most Girl’.
For the next three acts, the night was dedicated to the newly solo artists who used to lead some of the biggest pop music groups, with One Direction’s Liam Payne and Niall Horan, and the Fifth Harmony stand-out, Camila Cabello. All of the three were contestants of the X-Factor, before being formed into the groups that rose them into the stars that they are today. However, all are now enjoying their new solo careers, writing music that speaks to themselves as individuals. From Liam’s ‘Strip That Down’ to Niall’s ‘Slow Hands’ and of course Camila’s ‘Crying In The Club’, these performances were some of the best of the entire night.
Next, it was time for some more dancing as EDM superstar Zedd came to the stage. Known in part for some of his big pop collabs, like ‘Starving’ with fellow Summer Bash artist Hailee Steinfeld and ‘Stay’ with Alessia Cara, Zedd knew how to keep the party going in Chicago.
Following Zedd’s memorable set, it was time for one of the night’s big headliners, Jason Derulo. Whether it was his impressive dancing or the sheer volume of hits that the singer has to perform, there was much to enjoy from Derulo’s set. Perhaps the most underrated performer in pop music today, Jason Derulo has been a staple in pop music for the past decade, and with recent hits like ‘Swalla’ and ‘Get Ugly’, Derulo isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Last but not least, another huge DJ blessed the Summer Bash stage, this time Norwegian house artist, Kygo. One of the biggest highlights of the entire night, the crowd went crazy as Kygo helped close out the Summer Bash with his massive Selena Gomez collaboration, ‘It Ain’t Me’.
From some of the world’s best DJs to the biggest names in pop music, new and old, the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash continued to kick off the summer by bringing a plethora of talent and entertainment to the Windy City.
Check out our photos from the 2017 B96 Pepsi Summer Bash below.
When we caught Niall Horan’s special performance of his debut single ‘This Town’ at the iHeartRadio “Jingle Ball”, the One Direction singer joked that he wished he had more than just one song to perform. Well, in just a matter of days, Niall will soon have two songs to perform, as he announced his sophomore single hours ago.
Titled ‘Slow Hands’, Horan’s follow up to his successful track ‘This Town’, will be available for ears everywhere on May 4th, just a few days away!
Last night iHeartRadio and 103.5 KISS FM brought the Jingle Ball Tourto Chicago’s Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. With the sold-out Windy City crowd watching, some of the biggest names in music brought a memorable night of live music to the Allstate. Artists like Ariana Grande, the Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, Daya and Hailee Steinfeld (just to name a few) were there to give the packed arena a night that they will not soon forget.
First up for the night was the lovely and diversely talented, Hailee Steinfeld, who kicked things off with her track ‘You’re Such A’. Also performing tracks like her DNCE collaboration ‘Rock Bottom’, ‘Love Myself’ and ‘Starving’, which went platinum early this week, Steinfeld put on a great opening set for her Chicago fans, dubbing 2016 one of the best years of her entire life. And with a platinum single and a critical acclaimed film in theaters now, with “The Edge of Seventeen”, can you blame her?
Next up, emerging singer Daya greeted the Jingle Ball crowd, calling her recent Jingle Ball performances as “such a dream”. Daya performed songs like ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty’, ‘Words’, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ and of course the track that changed her life, ‘Hide Away’.
After Daya thanked the sold-out arena, it was time for Lukas Graham to hit the stage. Perhaps one of the top performances of the entire night, Lukas Graham exceeded the expectations of many. Like so many artists on the Jingle Ball lineup, Lukas Graham also have a lot to celebrate. Fresh of their three Grammy nominations, jumping from a spring Chicago performance of about 700 people to performing for a sold-out arena in Rosemont, and getting the crowd engaged with their tracks ‘You’re Not There’, ‘Mama Says’, ‘Strip No More’, ‘Drunk In The Morning’ and their big single ‘7 Years’, it’s a great time to be in Lukas Graham.
After fans finished singing along to ‘7 Years’, One Direction’s Niall Horan blessed the stage with a performance of his new solo track, ‘This Town’. Horan called Chicago his favorite city in the United States, a place where he would spend a lot of time while touring. Unfortunately for Niall though, he told the fans “it makes me upset that I only have one song to perform.” Don’t worry Niall, we are sure you’ll be back very soon with a debut solo album to perform.
Next on the Jingle Ball stage was Tove Lo, who not only played her biggest singles like ‘Habit (Stay High)’ and ‘Talking Body’, but also gave fans some awesome performances from her new LP, Lady Wood, including ‘Cool Girl’ and ‘True Disaster’.
And then it was time for probably the biggest performance of the night. That’s right, the Backstreet Boys are back, and they made a huge stop in Chicago before their forthcoming Las Vegas residency. Whether you were a mom who brought your daughter and her best friends or a ’90s baby (but birth certificate or just at heart), you probably lost your voice or hearing from all the screams. Opening with their mega-hit ‘Everybody’, which was the perfect opening track to set the tone for the rest of their performance, and later ending with their equally huge, ‘Larger Than Life’, BSB gave us years of hits and still was able to leave us wanting more. If you missed out on the Jingle Ball or if you were there and just a half hour of the Backstreet Boys left you feeling “incomplete”, well make your way to Planet Hollywood in Vegas from March to June and see what the Backstreet Boys “got going on”.
Met with the very difficult task of following one of the best selling groups of all-time, Ellie Goulding met the challenge head on and surely delivered. Goulding opened with her big hit single, ‘On My Mind’, and whether or not the track was inspired by Ed Sheeran’s displeasure of her rumored fling with fellow Jingle Ball artist Niall Horan, Ellie killed it. Goulding also performed tracks like ‘Anything Could Happen’, ‘Love Me Like You Do’ and busted out the guitar for her hit single ‘Burn’. Ellie hasn’t been around as long as BSB, but still her entire set was hit after hit. Ellie Goulding live will never disappoint.
While the Backstreet Boys were certainly the highlight for the moms in the audience, the night’s headliner was all about the daughters, as Ariana Grande closed out the Chicago stop on the Jingle Ball Tour. Ariana of course got things going with her huge 2016 single, ‘Side To Side’, and although she wasn’t joined by Nicki Minaj for the performance, Ariana didn’t need it. Grande kept the fans screaming and ended the night on a high note, and who can hit those high notes better than Ari? From top to bottom, everyone delivered for Chicago last night.
Check out our photos from the Jingle Ball last night in Chicago below, and peep the remaining dates on the Jingle Ball Tour here!