For the first time in its 33-year history, the MTV Video Music Awards will be held at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
“We are excited that MTV will bring the VMAs back to its original home of New York City,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “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.”
Aug. 28 will mark the 16th time the VMAs have aired from New York, including the first-ever broadcast in 1984 and most recently in 2013 when the awards show was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“The VMAs at MSG is a New York story too good to resist,” Sean Atkins, president of MTV, 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.”