The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards have gotten an airdate and location: The show will take place on Sunday, August 28, at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center. It’ll be the first VMAs at Prudential Center since 2019.

The 2021 Video Music Awards took place at Barclays Center in Brookly, New York in front of a live audience. The previous year, the event was broadcast from various New York locations, and there was no audience due to the pandemic.

A press release for today’s announcement closed with the following note:

Health and safety remains the number one priority for MTV and Prudential Center. We are working hand-in-hand with state and local officials to implement stringent protocols in order to maintain the safety and wellbeing of artists, fans, staff, and partners. Prudential Center’s current health and safety protocols can be found here. Additional protocols will be announced closer to the event.

Revisit “The 7 Best and Worst Parts of the 2021 MTV VMAs” on the Pitch.


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