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VMAS GOTHAM-BOUND

First the Grammys, now the VMAs. The Madison Square Garden-owned Radio City Music Hall will be the setting for the MTV VMAs on 8/20, the first time since 2009 the venue has been used for the awards.

It will be the 12th time the show has been held at Radio City and the 17th time the VMAs have been held in New York City. They were last held in Gotham at the Garden in 2016.

Despite the news not being out of the ordinary, the Mayor's Office took turns slapping each other’s backs over the return of the VMAs.

"Prestigious awards shows like the VMAs and the Grammys not only reconfirm New York City's status as the music capital of the country, but they bring tremendous economic benefits to their host city, an estimated $50 million in the case of the VMAs,” said Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. “I thank MTV and Viacom for their partnership, and we look forward to rolling out the red carpet for one of the music industry's most entertaining nights."

Andy Lustgarten, President of the Madison Square Garden Co., said "The VMAs are unlike any other event—combining history-making music with exciting and unexpected moments that create an unforgettable experience, and Radio City, as the Showplace of the Nation, is the perfect backdrop for this celebration."

While we’re still scraping the pigeon poop off our Moncler puffer jacket from our Grammy visit, we're thinking it's a pinch warmer in New York in August.

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