The 33rd annual MTV Video Music Awards are finally coming to the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The announcement made Thursday [April 21], marks the very first time in VMA history that the iconic award show will be held at the staple landmark and will mark the ceremony’s return to New York after three years in Southern California.
“The ‘VMAs’ at MSG is a New York story too good to resist,” MTV president Sean Atkins said in a press release. “The VMAs deliver some of pop culture’s most defining moments and we’re grateful to our New York home and Madison Square Garden for rolling out the red carpet for what is sure to be the biggest night in music.”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio even took time to comment on the historic moment. “From the red carpet to the accolades to the performances — and everything in between — the VMAs are an incredible showcase for so many talented artists,” he said. “It also goes without saying that hosting the awards in our city means a boost to our small businesses and restaurants and more jobs for the thousands of crew members who work to bring the show into homes around the world.”
Since the awards debut in New York in 1984 at Radio City Music Hall. Since then it has been switched between being held in New York and Los Angeles, with Las Vegas and Miami both hosting one each. The award show’s last visit to New York was in 2013 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the show’s 30th anniversary.
Hosted by Miley Cyrus, the 2015 VMAs offered up plenty of memorable moments, including Kanye West’s infamous declaration that he’d run for president, Taylor Swift’s reconciliation with Nicki Minaj and we can’t forget Nicki’s infamous checking of Miley Cyrus-“Miley what’s good?”
You can catch the 33rd annual Video Music Awards live Sunday, August 28th.
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