The VMAs are going back to Cali. After a trip to Brooklyn last year , the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are packing up and headed West again. The August 24 show will take place at the renovated, historic “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California, making it the first major awards show ever at the venue.
The announcement came via a video that had the building’s iconic architecture sprayed out on the hood of a car featuring the iconic Moonman as a hood ornament.
“With its incomparable legacy as a world class music venue, the Forum is one of Southern California’s most iconic entertainment landmarks,” said MTV President Stephen Friedman. “The Forum has hosted some of the most legendary musical artists and performances ever seen and we can’t wait to add the 2014 Video Music Awards to this list and create the type of memorable moments that music fans will talk about for years to come.”
After a major facelift, the Forum reopened in January, bringing state-of-the-art amenities to a building that has recently hosted shows by Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons and Kings of Leon. After opening in 1967, the Forum was the home court for the Los Angeles Lakers for more than 30 years, while also hosting legendary gigs by everyone from the Rolling Stones to Madonna, Led Zeppelin, the Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Nirvana and Guns ’N Roses.