Lil Nas X, Doja Cat coming to D-FW as Jingle Ball returns for 2021

After a year of few live performances, one of the biggest pop music events of the year is returning to Dallas-Fort Worth with a jam-packed line-up.

The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball lands in the Dickies Arena on November 20th. The headliners?

Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, The Kid LAROI, AJR, Tate McRae, Bazzi and Dixie D’Amelio.

Ticket sales begin on October 8th at 12 noon.

Fort Worth is the first stop on the ball’s national tour. It is only the second time that the event has been held in the Dickies Arena. The first was in 2019, the year the venue opened. This year Camila Cabello, Lizzo, Sam Smith, Charlie Puth and more took to the stage.

Doja Cat speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in New York last month.Doja Cat speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in New York last month.(Charles Sykes)

This year, Grammy-winning Lil Nas X will be released freshly after the release of his debut album, Montero, which continues to receive huge acclaim from both die-hard fans and critics. Some of the guy who became famous with “Old Town Road” was surprised by a rather dark, introspective project.

His gender cover of “Jolene” was an even bigger topic this week, and Dolly Parton herself said she loved it.

Health protocols for this year’s concert were not disclosed by the organizers on Friday. Some shows in the area require attendees to wear masks or show proof of vaccination or a negative test for entry.

Last year’s Jingle Ball was a virtual affair with fans invited to watch and listen through apps or to watch the performances on a TV special on the CW.

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