Green Day, Pink to Perform at 2009 MTV VMAs
The Bay Area punks and the Funhouse singer will join Taylor Swift and Muse at the 26th annual awards show, airing September 13.
Green Day and Pink have been added to the list of performers at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, joining country star Taylor Swift and British rock band Muse.
The show, which airs live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on September 13, will also feature appearances by Katy Perry, Ne-Yo, and Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, who have all signed on to present awards.
Green Day, who performed at the VMAs in 1994, 1995 (via satellite), and 2005, said they’re excited to return to the show and play a song off their latest album, 21st Century Breakdown. “You never know what’s going to happen, and it’s always a memorable experience for us,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told MTV.com.
Pink, who performed her hit song “So What” at last year’s VMAs, said she’s also looking forward to being a part of the show again. “Last year, I got to jump out of a window at the VMAs in L.A.,” she said. “This year, I can’t wait to blow the roof off Radio City in New York.”
As SPIN.com previously reported, Brit comedian Russell Brand will be hosting the show for the second time in a row.
Nominees and additional performers, presenters, and celebrity guests will be announced in the coming weeks.