After a ceremony without an audience in 2020, the artists will perform this year in front of vaccinated spectators at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The MTV Video Music Awards, awards for the best music videos of the year, will take place on September 12 in New York, the music channel announced on Tuesday. It is a new sign of resumption of cultural activity in the American metropolis.
MTV has yet to announce which artists will perform at the event, which is set for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with audiences. Last year, the channel initially announced that the 2020 edition would be held in Brooklyn, before retracting and holding an audienceless and decentralized ceremony, with pre-recorded musical numbers in several New York locations.
Launched in 1984 in New York, the MTV VMAs then alternated between the cultural capital of the United States and Los Angeles. In 2019, the ceremony took place in Newark (New Jersey) and New York in 2018. The eligibility period for the videos is from July 2020 to June 2021. Last year, Lady Gaga came out on top of the awards with five statuettes in the shape of a cosmonaut holding an MTV flag.
Also on Tuesday, Madison Square Garden announced that on June 20, the first concert in the legendary lair at full capacity would be held since the start of the pandemic.
The Foo Fighters, group of former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, will be the first to launch, in a room that will only accept spectators vaccinated against Covid-19, with the need to have received two doses for them. vaccines that provide for it.
“We have been waiting for this day for over a year,” said Dave Grohl, quoted in the statement released Tuesday. “And Madison Square Garden is going to get expensive. New York, get ready for a long night screaming together at the 26th birthday of the Foos. ”
On Monday, Bruce Springsteen announced the resumption of his show “Springsteen on Broadway” in a New York theater from June 26, also open only to vaccinated spectators.