But because there was simply too much amazingness to pack into one night, the VMA Artist to Watch concert on Saturday night (Aug. 29) gave a crop of stellar up-and-coming artists their chance to join in on the VMA fun.
Ahead of their performance during tonight’s “MTV VMA Red Carpet” pre-show, Walk The Moon treated the crowd to a pumped-up set that included their Best Rock Video-nominated song, “Shut Up and Dance.”
“We love playing live,” the band told MTV News backstage. “It’s kind of the center of the Walk of Moon universe.”
L.A. indie pop duo HOLYCHILD also rocked the f--k out, later telling us they like to keep their performances notoriously unpredictable.
“There are always crazy things that happen onstage,” singer Liz Nistico told us. “You never know what’s gonna happen, it’s really in the moment.”