Brooklyn stand up! The 2013 MTV VMAs will be held in BK at the Barclays Center. And it’s back in the city where the VMAs started. Find out more inside…
It’s just been announced that the live 2013 MTV VMAs will take place on Sunday, August 25, at the home of the Brooklyn Nets. The network made the announcement earlier after its iconic Moonman hopped a flight out of LA and announced his arrival on Instagram saying “And WE’RE HERE! The 2013 @MTV VMAs will be LIVE at @BarclaysCenter on 8/25! #RoadToTheVMAs #HelloBrooklyn”
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz talked about the announcement and the honor saying to MTV News:
“From hip-hop to hipsters, Jay- Z to MGMT, Brooklyn musicians have a long history of dominating the ‘spotlight’ on MTV. Brooklyn is a cultural Mecca — the hippest, coolest place for young people across the country, and has played a crucial role in the careers of some of 2013’s biggest bands, like Fun. and the Lumineers.
“Now, it is only fitting that the first time Brooklyn will ever host a major awards show, we are welcoming the most exciting and talked about spectacle in the music industry … I’m so thrilled that I’ll probably get ‘no sleep till Brooklyn’ hosts the VMAs!”
Welcome back to New York VMAs.
Brooklyn’s going hard in 2013….