The VMAs Are Returning To Barclays Center — And Hitting All Five Boroughs In New York City

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It be 2020, and the Moon Person is as soon as more touching down in New York City.

Yes, this year’s MTV VMAs will utilize location on the Barclays Center on Sunday, August 30, MTV launched on the present time (June 29), aided by a temporary shout-out from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at his are residing video briefing. It be the first time the show has hit the iconic Downtown Brooklyn venue since 2013. But this time, the motion is no longer all the time contained ideal to the arena, or even the borough true thru which it sits.

For the 2020 show, the VMAs are going broad, featuring performances from numerous iconic locations for the length of Brooklyn, Ny, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island, to honor the spirit and resilience of New York.

The 2020 VMAs could be the first occasion to utilize location at Barclays Center on myth of the COVID-19 pandemic hit town. Needless to claim, the virus is aloof very actual, meaning an added emphasis and focal level on security. The governor’s announcement came with the show of “restricted or no viewers.”

“Uncover producers alongside Barclays Center management maintain been working closely with recount and native officers to put into effect very most realistic practices for each person involved,” in accordance to an announcement. “Amongst the measures all occasions involved maintain aligned on encompass broad social distancing procedures, meaningful capability boundaries and the virtualization of parts where that that it’s possible you’ll maybe maybe presumably believe.”

The 2013 show saw a resigned Moon Person — courtesy of Brooklyn artist Kaws — moreover to a fully Moon Person-centric stage. Seven years later, the 2020 VMAs are shaping as a lot as be a sprawling celebration across likely the most very most realistic landmarks in the Sizable Apple.

Extra data will be on hand because the show date approaches. In the in the meantime, after a year in New Jersey, welcome (assist) to NYC, VMAs.

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