Mon 25 Mar 2013
MTV has made a big announcement for their annual Video Music Awards. This year, the moonmen will be presented at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Nets home will house the historic event on 8/25. For the last two years, the award show has taken place in L.A., 2012’s took place at the Staples Center. Russell Brand hosted the last NYC VMAs in 2009 at Radio City Music Hall. Earlier today, the Moonman made his journey through Instagram to Hov’s favorite arena. Who do you think will host this year?
“From a vibrant musical scene for up and coming artists to epic concerts by today’s biggest stars and the triumphant return of pro sports to the borough after nearly 60 years, Brooklyn has re-emerged as a cultural capitol where music, sports and entertainment history is made every day,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “We can’t wait to help write the next chapter on August 25th, when one of the biggest nights in music happens in Brooklyn… for the very first time.”
“Brooklyn is home to icons like the Cyclone in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and now it can lay claim to the MTV ‘Video Music Awards,’” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “Bringing the VMAs to Brooklyn will mean hundreds of jobs as crews work on the production and provide a boost to our local economy as attendees stay in hotels, visit local eateries and experience all Brooklyn and our City have to offer.”
Check out the moonman’s photo journey after the jump…
Whoa. MTV VMAs moving to Brooklyn / Barclays this year. Preparing for Jay-Z “welcome to my house” intro in 5,4,3…
— Bill Werde (@bwerde) March 25, 2013
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