via press release:
GREEN DAY SET TO ROCK THE “2012 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” STAGE
BAND TEAMS UP WITH MTV FOR EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF NEW MUSIC VIDEO “OH LOVE” TONIGHT AT 7:49 P.M. ET
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool to Introduce New Music Video and Stay On for 30-Minute Interview during “MTV FIRST: GREEN DAY”
New York, NY (August 15, 2012) – MTV and multi-platinum selling and Grammy® Award-winning group Green Day today announced a global partnership to debut new music from the first installment of the band’s upcoming studio album trilogy, Green Day ¡Uno!, kicking off with the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new music video “Oh Love” across MTV’s platforms in over 150 territories tonight, and the first televised performance of new music from the album during the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” on Thursday, September 6 on MTV at 8:00pm ET/PT.
Taking the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” stage for the fifth time, the band will rock audiences out of their seats when the show airs LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Green Day joins previously announced performers Alicia Keys, who will premiere a brand new song from her upcoming album, and the British boy band phenoms, One Direction, who are first-time VMA performers and nominees, and P!nk, who will debut a new song from her upcoming sixth studio album with another memorable performance. The show will be hosted by Kevin Hart, the actor and comedian known for his sharp tongue and self-deprecating humor, who will leave no stone unturned as he roasts the world’s biggest stars in music and entertainment.
“We’re excited to perform on this year’s ‘MTV Video Music Awards’,” said Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. “MTV has continuously supported us during our career, and we can’t think of a better place to play our first TV performance for Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, Green Day ¡Tre!”
Prior to the VMAs, the band will appear on MTV channels around the world tonight at 7:49 p.m. ET to personally introduce and premiere their new music video “Oh Love” on-air before staying on for an additional 30-minute interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway to discuss the new album and reminisce about VMAs past on MTV.com during “MTV First: Green Day.” The music video was directed by Samuel Bayer, a two-time VMA Moonman recipient for “Best Direction” for Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” in 2005 and Justin Timberlake’s “"What Goes Around... Comes Around” in 2007.
Following the broadcast premiere, the music video for “Oh Love” will go into immediate rotation on MTV Hits and mtvU, as well as debut in AMTV the following morning and on MTV2’s “120 Minutes” on Friday.
Green Day recently completed the recording of three albums – a trilogy entitled Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, Green Day ¡Tre! – that will be released by Reprise Records on Tuesday, September 25; Tuesday, November 13 and Tuesday, January 13, 2013 respectively. The albums are the follow-up to the Grammy® Award-winning 21st Century Breakdown, and are being produced by the band’s long-time producer Rob Cavallo. Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, Green Day ¡Tre! was recorded in their hometown of Oakland, CA.
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Since the first MTV “Video Music Awards” aired in 1984, the VMAs instantly earned its reputation for delivering the most popular bands and artists to create the loudest, most influential and at times, the most controversial, annual live celebration of music in the world. No other award show has been responsible for creating more memorable or bigger musical moments in pop culture history than the “MTV Video Music Awards.” From Madonna, Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, Eminem and Nirvana to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Florence and the Machine, an appearance on the VMA stage can forever change the trajectory of an artists’ career in a single night.
The “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. Ratings for the 2011 VMAs were up +30% YOY internationally, and the show was one of MTV’s top performers in key markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2012 “MTV Video Music Awards.” Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.
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