NEW YORK, June 9 – The MTV Video Music Awards will take place September 12 in New York City, the network announced on Tuesday – the latest news that live entertainment is returning to the city as it emerges from the pandemic.
MTV has yet to announce which artists will perform at the event, which will be staged before an audience at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Last year, MTV initially announced that the 2020 edition would be held in the same arena before canceling that plan and holding a dispersed ceremony behind closed doors with pre-recorded musical performances in several New York locations.
The eligibility period for this year’s videos is from July 2020 to June 2021.
Cultural activities resume in New York as the city reopens in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, boosted by vaccinations.
Also on Tuesday, Madison Square Garden announced that it would host the first event in front of a large crowd on June 20 since the coronavirus hit in March 2020 – a concert by the Foo Fighters.
Only spectators who can prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed entry, the site said.
“We have been waiting for this day for more than a year. And Madison Square Garden is going to feel just as tough,” singer Dave Grohl said.
On Monday, Bruce Springsteen announced that his hit Broadway show would reopen on June 26, also to vaccinated audiences.
And Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city is planning a big concert in Central Park in August to celebrate the city’s “rebirth” as part of a week of “back to basics” events. —AFP