SiriusXM to Air Arcade Fire, Pitbull Concerts on New Year's Eve

Satellite radio service will broadcast concerts and DJ sets live

Pitbull performs in New York City.
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December 20, 2013 3:15 PM ET

Music fans who aren't able to attend some of the best concerts happening on New Year's Eve will still be able to listen to them. SiriusXM is planning to broadcast several concerts and DJ sets by a variety of artists live on New Year's Eve and into New Year's Day across its channels.

New Year's Eve 2013's Best Concerts

Among these offerings are shows by Pitbull, Willie Nelson, Arcade Fire, Gregg Allman, the Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and Hank Williams, Jr.. The DJ performances include sets by Steve Aoki, Eric Prydz, Sander van Doorn, Cedric Gervais and more. Additionally, the satellite radio network has also launched five "party music" channels for New Year's Day, with focuses on pop hits (Channel 3), classic rock (25), new wave (33), country (58) and punk (41). Check out a full list of SiriusXM's broadcast offerings below.

New Year's Eve concerts on SiriusXM (all times EST):
from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL at 10 p.m. (20 on 20, channel 3, and La Mezcla, channel 148)

Willie Nelson from Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX on New Year's Day at 1 a.m. (Willie's Roadhouse, channel 56)

Gregg Allman at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL at 11 p.m. (Deep Tracks, channel 27)

Widespread Panic at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA at 9 p.m. (Jam_On, channel 29)

The Flaming Lips from Belly Up in Aspen in Aspen, CO on New Year's Day at 2 a.m. (Jam_On, channel 29)

Hank Williams, Jr. from the Music City New Year's Eve Bash in Nashville, TN at 11:53 p.m. (Prime Country, 58)

Capital Cities from the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on New Year's Day at noon (Alt Nation, channel 36)

Gavin DeGraw, Five for Fighting, Christina Perri and American Authors from the "Live in the Vineyard Concert" at 9 p.m. (The Pulse, channel 15)

Arcade Fire, previously recorded at their secret warehouse gig in Brooklyn on New Year's Day at midnight (SiriusXMU, channel 35)

DJ sets on SiriusXM:
Cedric Gervais, R3hab, Sander van Doorn, Showtek and Tommy Trash live from Pier 36 in New York at noon (Electric Area, channel 52)

Borgore and Carnage from Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles New Year's Day at 3 a.m. (Electric Area, channel 52)

Eric Prydz from Echostage in Washington, DC at midnight (BPM, channel 51).

Steve Aoki from Belly Up in Aspen, CO at 9 p.m. (Electric Area, channel 52)

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