The Video Music Awards are moving back to California from last year’s event in Brooklyn, and in particular, to the renovated ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood that has a history that stretches back.
In explaining why Inglewood was picked, Stephen Friedman, MTV President, said, “With its incomparable legacy as a world class music venue, the Forum is one of Southern California’s most iconic entertainment landmarks. 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.”
This announcement came by a video where the building’s structure served as the background to a car with the familiar Moonman serving as a hood ornament.
With a major facelift taking place and after which the Forum reopened in January, a number of artists have performed here such as Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and Justin Timberlake, thanks to the state-of-the-art amenities that are now available.
The Forum has been open for almost 30 years now and was the home court for the LA Lakers while also hosting a number of gigs for a number of bands and artists such as Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Guns N Roses and Coldplay and so on and so forth.
That said, the Video Music Awards held on August 24 will be a first ever major awards show at this venue.