Three years after re-opening the newly named Fabulous Forum, the MTV Video Music Awards are returning to this venue in suburban Los Angeles for this year’s edition. The iconic Moonman awards will be handed out in an August 27 ceremony that will air live across the MTV family of channels.
While the VMAs stayed out west in 2015 for a ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, last year’s awards took place at Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan. The Forum is also owned by that arena’s operator, MSG Entertainment. In making the announcement, Forum managing partner Shelli Azoff said, “MTV, at 35 years old, has been around almost as long as the Forum. Together, we’re 85 and enjoy lifetimes of music history. This year is sure to be another epic show with many incredible memories for MTV, the award winners and especially the fans.”
These will mark the 34th annual edition of these awards and Jesse Ignjatovic is once again serving as executive producer alongside Garrett English, Bruce Gillmer and Lee Lodge.