Secure the stage floor and reinforce the windows: [artist id="988"]Green Day[/artist] and [artist id="710231"]Pink[/artist] are coming to the live MTV Video Music Awards as we take over New York City for the 26th annual show live on Sunday, September 13, at 9 p.m. ET. And in addition to the growing list of musical performers, we can also announce the first of our celebrity presenters: Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford.
“We are excited to be performing at the Video Music Awards,” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said. “You never know what’s going to happen, and it’s always a memorable experience for us.”
In the band’s first VMA appearance since 2005, Green Day will perform a song off their new album, 21st Century Breakdown. Three tracks from that album—”21 Guns,” “Know Your Enemy” and “East Jesus Nowhere”— are also available for “Rock Band” download .
Coming off her 2008 VMA rendition of “So What,” Pink will take the stage this year to sing a track from her multiplatinum album Funhouse. The two acts join previously announced performers Taylor Swift and Muse .
“Last year, I got to jump out of a window at the VMAs in L.A.,” Pink recalled. “This year, I can’t wait to blow the roof off Radio City in New York.”
After hosting a fantastically controversy-filled VMA show in 2008, Russell Brand will reprise his emcee duties live for the second straight year, as the awards take place in New York for the 14th time in the show’s history.
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards will take place September 13 at 9 p.m. ET. Nominees, celebrity presenters and additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. To be the first to find out the inside scoop, follow the Inside MTV Twitter account at Twitter.com/InsideMTV.