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MTV Video Music Awards Returning to California After Only 1 Year in NYC


The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air live at the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Aug. 24.

The MTV Video Music Awards will return to California just one year after the network moved the show to New York City’s Barclays Center, which marked the first time a major annual awards show made Brooklyn its host.

The 2014 VMAs will air live on Aug. 24 from inside the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, Calif., MTV announced Wednesday morning. The venue has never hosted the VMAs, but since 1967 it has hosted performances from such acts as The Rolling Stones, Jackson 5, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Van Halen, Coldplay and Prince.

MTV revealed the new location across social media using hashtag #RoadToTheVMAs, just like it did last year via series of photos starring the VMAs “Moonman” statuette.

The Forum reopened in January, and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts is welcoming the VMAs with enthusiasm, saying in a statement, “We are truly excited to shine a spotlight on the reinvented Forum and our great city.”

Last year’s VMAs featured Miley Cyrus’ viral performance with Robin Thicke. MTV has yet to announce performers and presenters for this year’s ceremony.


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