Beck, Garbage Down For Detroit Radio Show; Barenaked Ladies, Cardigans To Play Atlanta Benefit

As the holiday season prepares to kick into high gear with the post-Thanksgiving shopping boom, several major-market radio stations have announced plans and tentative line-ups for their annual Christmas promo shows.

Detroit-area station 89X has landed Beck, Garbage, Everlast, Placebo, Marcy Playground and Kid Rock for its "The Night 89X Stole Christmas at the Joe," slated for December 20 at the Joe Louis Arena.

A little further south, Atlanta's 99X has gone north, way north, to tap Canadian outfit Barenaked Ladies to headline its "99X Deck the Hall Ball" on December 12 at the Atlantic Civic Center. The event, which is aimed at raising proceeds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, will also feature performances from the Cardigans and Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Plans and artist billings for two of the season's premiere radio concerts -- sponsored by New York's WXRK on the East Coast and Los Angeles' KROQ on the West, are also expected to be finalized and announced shortly.