The MTV Video Music Awards are coming home to New York this year, heading to Madison Square Garden for the first time on Aug. 28.
“We are excited that MTV will bring the VMAs back to its original home of New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. This year’s show will be the first VMAs in New York since Miley Cyrus twerked up a media firestorm at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2013.
“The VMAs at MSG is a New York story too good to resist,” MTV President Sean Atkins said in a statement. “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.”
Madison Square Garden Co. CEO David O’Connor said the arena was thrilled about hosting the awards. “We have no doubt that the MTV VMAs — so celebrated for its exciting and unexpected mix of music and entertainment — will add an unforgettable chapter to [the Garden’s] unparalleled legacy.”