NEW YORK — Though we haven't even gotten our Halloween costume together, there's no denying the holidays are just around the corner. The concert organizers at radio station Z100 were definitely in the holiday spirit when they announced the lineup for this year's Jingle Ball in Times Square on Friday (October 11).
Featuring some of the biggest names in pop, the show will include performances from Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone.
They'll take the stage at Madison Square Garden on December 13. Of course, the last time Thicke and Cyrus shared a stage was at the 2013 MTV VMAs. (No word on whether they'll collaborate on a repeat performance this time around.)
Mahone was on hand in New York City on to make the big announcement, and he also performed some of the tunes fans are likely to hear at the Jingle festivities. Just before his performance, he revealed to MTV News just how stoked he is to play the annual concert.
"I'm really excited to be a part of Jingle Ball. They're always a lot of fun every year," Mahone shared. "And I get to meet a lot of really cool artists and share my music with a lot of people. So it's going to be a blast."
In addition to the New York edition of the show, Mahone will also perform at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball on December 6 at the Staples Center. That event will have many of the same acts, including Cyrus, Gomez, Thicke, Grande, Derulo, and 5H. Travie McCoy and Chris Brown are also on the Los Angeles lineup.
Mahone is hoping to reconnect with some of his old friends backstage this year. "Maybe see Jason Derulo, if he's going to be there," he said. "Pitbull, maybe, if he's going to be there; those are my really good friends."
The 17-year-old, who's working his debut album and readying the launch of a headlining tour sponsored by MTV's Artist To Watch, is already preparing for the holiday-themed shows.
"I just get all my dancers and we just practice and practice and we just get all our routines down and do a bunch of flips," he explained. "And you know, it just gets better every time ... like I said, it's gonna be a lot of fun."
And Mahone already knows what he's doing this holiday season once the shows are over. The VMA winner and Texas native revealed, "I love the holidays! [I'm looking forward to] probably getting to spend time with my family and be together and stuff."
Video of Austin at the source
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