Monday, 25 March 2013

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MTV Video Music Awards to be hosted in Brooklyn

 MTV Video Music Awards Rihanna Performing - H 2012
This year's 30th anniversary awards appearance will be advertisement reside from the Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 25, The MTV Video Music Awards are headed to Brooklyn.

This will mark the aboriginal time the VMAs will yield abode in the New York borough.

To advertise the location, MTV began absolution eight photos at 5 a.m. PT/8 a.m. ET featuring the Moonman in foreground of assorted locations on the network's Instagram and official Twitter accounts, "documenting" the Moonman's adventure from endure year's area (Los Angeles' Staples Center) to the Barclays Center with the #RoadtotheVMAs hashtag. At 10:30 a.m. PT/1:30 p.m. ET, an angel of the Moonman at the Barclays Center will be released, ancillary with the announcement.

Since the VMAs aboriginal began in 1984, the awards appearance that ceremoniousness music videos accept been advertisement from assorted venues in Los Angeles and New York City (Manhattan), alert in Miami and already in Las Vegas.

For the accomplished three years, the VMAs were captivated in Los Angeles. The endure time the music-centric appearance was in New York City was in 2009 at Radio City Music Hall.

From a active agreeable amphitheatre for up and advancing artists to ballsy concerts by today's better stars and the boastful acknowledgment of pro sports to the apple afterwards about 60 years, Brooklyn has re-emerged as a cultural capitol area music, sports and ball history is fabricated every day, said Stephen Friedman, admiral of MTV, in a statement.

Brooklyn is home to icons like the Cyclone in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and now it can lay affirmation to the MTV Video Music Awards, said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in a statement. Bringing the VMAs to Brooklyn will beggarly hundreds of jobs as crews plan on the assembly and accommodate a addition to our bounded abridgement as attendees break in hotels, appointment bounded eateries and acquaintance all Brooklyn and our City accept to offer.

Last year's VMAs, airing on a Thursday, alone added than 50 percent in viewership from 2011 with 6.1 actor viewers.

The multi-purpose Barclays Center opened in September 2012, and is the home to NBA aggregation the Brooklyn Nets. Jay-Z, Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones and Coldplay accept back performed at the calm arena, with Beyonce and Rihanna set to accomplish after this year.

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