With five shows, there’s bound to be something for every taste and gigs are lined up according to genre. The Orpheum Theatre hosts Coldplay and Zwan – Billy Corgan’s (Smashing Pumpkins) new band – while the Avalon sees Boxcar Racer, New Found Glory, and Throne.
The White Stripes were originally scheduled to perform, but frontman Jack White is scheduled to be in Romania shooting a film, so they won’t be showing up after all.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and range from $10 on up to $40, depending on artist.
WBCN has been hosting the Xmas Rave benefit concerts since the mid-‘90s and has featured performances from The Cure, Ben Folds Five, Garbage, Primus, Catherine Wheel, Ben Harper, Foo Fighters, and Everclear.