KDWB Jingle Ball

Price: $25 - $101.30

When: Ended 12/4/12

Where: Xcel Energy Center

This year’s annual KDWB Jingle Ball is heavy on pop and light on hip-hop and R&B. Korean pop star PSY seems to be the big coup, with his international sensation “Gangnam Style,” now the most-watched YouTube video ever, with more than 800 million views. Train, Jingle Ball’s most established act, keeps on rolling with another ubiquitous single, this time “Drive By,” which trumps 2009’s “Hey, Soul Sister.” Four fresh faces from England are scheduled — Taylor Swift cronie Ed Sheeran of “The A Team” fame; Ellie Goulding, who scored stateside with “Lights”; U.K. “X Factor” fave Cher Lloyd, the voice of “Want U Back,” and newcomer Conor Maynard, who is making noise with “Turn Around” featuring Ne-Yo. Minnesota’s own Owl City is back at Jingle Ball, riding high again with this year’s hits “Good Time” and “Shooting Star.” Also returning will be One Republic to revisit 2007’s “Apologize” and offer the new “Feel Again.” Jon Bream


Xcel Energy Center
W. 7th St. and Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN

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