Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays across the United States. Tons of festive activities
are taking place in different areas of the country. The How the Edge Stole Xmas annual holiday concert is set to bring you
some of the year's most memorable performances. If you're a mainstream music fan, this upcoming show is a must-see. Since
this live event was first launched in 2002, it has attracted a staggering amount of success, with music fans showing up in
droves. Enjoy hearing some stellar songs live with friends and family! Tickets for this red-hot event sell out quickly, so
be sure to book your tickets as soon as possible. Make your Christmas holiday count by heading over to this thrilling holiday
The 12th edition of How the Edge Stole Xmas will be held on Dec. 5 at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in
Grand Prairie, TX. The lineup will feature Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Blue October,
Panic! At The Disco, Capital Cities, and New Politics.
Get ready for the holidays this
year and make your way to this spellbinding extravaganza! Presented by 102.1 The Edge—an alternative rock radio station
based out of Dallas—this annual Christmas show presents some of the most charming holiday music you've ever heard in
your lifetime. Prepare to see live performances by an eclectic mix of hot bands. Genres featured at this event include punk
rock, indie, alternative, hard rock, and more, so there's sure to be something for every music fan to enjoy! This big bash
has been bringing multi-talented acts to the stage for more than a decade, and past big-time performers have included Smashing
Pumpkins, Janes Addiction, Cage the Elephant, Death Cab for Cutie, Avenged Sevenfold, and Rise Against, to name just a few.
How the Edge Stole Xmas is sure to be a hot seller, so be sure to secure your tickets fast before they run out!
The Edge has been criticized by several of its listeners because the station plays a high number of classic alternative songs
from the early 2000s and backwards. However, for nostalgic fans who enjoy songs from the 2000s, 1990s, and even earlier, this
might not be such a bad thing!
How the Edge Stole Xmas was first launched in 2002. KDGE (also
known as 102.1 The Edge) is owned and controlled by Clear Channel Communications. The station is known for consistently playing
"alternative rock" songs. Created and managed from 1989 to 1994 by Wendy Naylor and George Gimarc, "The Edge" quickly attracted
popularity around the local music scene in Dallas, becoming known as the only station in the area to play local and national
"alternative" songs. Gimarc was responsible for designing the station's musical format, and served as its main DJ.
station features a yearly music festival named Edgefest. Past performers at Edgefest include Pearl Jam, The Charlatans, Sugarcubes,
Tripping Daisy, Seether, The Origin, Nickelback, Staind, My Chemical Romance, Muse, The Killers, Placebo, Kaiser Chiefs, Weezer,
The Toadies, Blue October, INXS, Beck, Social Distortion, Everclear, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Default, KoRn, Deftones,
Hole, Phoenix, The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Cake, Flogging Molly, and Drowning Pool. The inner workings of the first
Edgefest were documented in the Jerry Lentz movie Angry Blue Planet.
The station's "unofficial" 20th Anniversary party
took place on July 3, 2009, at the Lakewood Theatre, with performances by Zac Malloy of the Nixons, John Easdale of Dramarama,
Deep Blue Something, Pop Poppins, and the Bat Mastersons.
The number of hard rock songs that used to play on this station
has been reduced, due to the fact that sister station KEGL recently switched back to playing mainly active rock songs. Instead,
102.1 has started playing indie rock artists such as Kings Of Leon, Snow Patrol, and The Bravery, to name a few. In 2012,
rock-heavy electronic songs by artists such as M83 and Alex Clare started garnering heavy airplay.
102.1 features a
Saturday night electronic/dance music show called "Edgeclub" with DJ Merritt. On Sunday, it broadcasts "The Old School Edge"
with Jeff K, "The Adventure Club" with Josh, and "The Local Show" with Mark, which plays music originally recorded in the
Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. Due to the success of Flashback Café with Daniel, a program playing throwback songs, the
station has been playing an increasing number of 1980s and 1990s songs as of late.
The 2009 lineup of How the Edge Stole
Xmas included Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Flyleaf, Dead By Sunrise, Sick Puppies, Janus, AFI, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Bravery,
and Cage the Elephant. The 2012 lineup at How the Edge Stole Xmas featured Fun, Grouplove, Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit,
Metric, The Joy Formidable, and IAMDYNAMITE. Head on over to see what these multi-talented performers have to offer when they
perform on a big stage! Don't miss out on all the action and book your seats today!